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Running costs are pleasingly low for the Nissan Note, with the best engine in the range being the most economical, too.

The basic 79bhp 1.2-litre petrol is the most expensive to run. Nissan quotes fuel economy of 60.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 109g/km for road tax of £20 a year.

Go for the more advanced 1.2-litre DIG-S petrol engine and fuel economy rises to 65.7mpg, while CO2 emissions of 99g/km mean free road tax. It's the only engine available with Nissan's CVT automatic gearbox, but fitting that drops fuel economy to 55.4mpg and increases CO2 emissions to 119g/km for road tax of £30 annually.

Most economical of all is the 1.5-litre diesel engine, which can achieve fuel economy of 80.7mpg and has CO2 emissions of just 93g/km. This means it’s exempt from road tax – and it’s also our pick of the engines available.

Insurance runs from group 10 for the basic 1.2-litre petrol to group 15 for the DIG-S model.

Nissan offers a standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty on the Note. If long-term peace of mind is essential, bear in mind the Kia Venga comes with a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty.

Nissan offers fixed-price servicing from £149 for a minor service and £219 for a major service (petrol engines) and £159/£249 (diesels), which includes one year's roadside assistance, a free courtesy car and free software updates. Nissan can also extend the standard warranty at extra cost for up to 10 years of 100,000 miles.