2011 Nissan Pixo N-Tec 1.0
Cheap, characterful, fun and well built little car
Driver's seat back had a slight lean to the left (perhaps chubby first owner?!); sorted easily by twisting the seat frame back into position.
Nothing else as yet.
I replaced my Mk4 Ford Mondeo TDCI with this little runabout to free up some cash and decrease running costs.
At first I was worried that I wouldn't be able to stick with it, as compared to the Mondeo it is a very basic car.
I have to say though I think the Pixo is great. It's fun to drive, relatively comfortable on longer journeys, keeps pace on the motorway, nips around town easily, is super easy to park and manoeuvre, and best of all, it costs nothing to run.
I drive in quite a spirited fashion a lot of the time on country roads and around town, and I get 58+ MPG easily. It cost me £20 to tax and only £180 to insure (including personal business use, protected bonus and 20,000 miles per year!).
The car is very well built and doesn't feel like a tin can as you might expect. I upgraded the speakers and had an official Suzuki Alto centre arm rest fitted (the Alto is built in the same factory and is identical inside). The car now feels pretty grown up inside.
The N-tec has air con (ice cold), electric windows, remote central locking and 14 inch alloys. The Pixo looks nicer than the Alto (in my opinion) due to the chunky bumper mouldings and alloy wheels.
So far so good. A great little car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th September, 2013