Nissan Note is a small car with big ideas, which relies mainly on interior ergonomics. The thing is that nobody really cares about all that stuff. Nissan Note offers more than enough legroom. Engine range is acceptable and includes the 1.5 dCi engine from Renault, which should provide some refinement.
Small motors are found in abundance in the price list and not even one is fast. Stick with the 1.5 dCi engine from Renault. Nissan Note is more cool than Modus because Nissan has struggled some more with styling the car.
The synergy between Nissan and Renault is not exactly the happiest and its not up to the standards of some of the individual models of Japanese brand, but the cabin is reasonably robust and mechanically speaking wouldn't be problems.
Is enough room for a car so small, while the impressive 437-liter luggage capacity can be tripled if the rear seats are folded down.