I would go for the Fabia - never seen a Note estate - didn't know they made them I can't imagine there are many people put there that have one so you prob won't get much advice here.
I think you need to do a bit more research online - has the Note got enough power - it is a small car in the non estate format. Look at NCAP safety score too. The Fabia will be well built as is basically at VW i think.
Hi - have put this in MN 'other' but might get a response here as well! I'm getting a car via our work's car salary sacrifice scheme and the choice I've got based on what I can afford and wanting a car to accommodate 2 x boys + enough bootspace for camping gear is either the Nissan Note diesel estate or the Skoda Fabia diesel estate. I have no experience of either - we've got a Peugeot 306 which we've had for years and has now died...
I want to order the car tomorrow (!) so any advice much appreciated. I think I'm going to go for the Skoda but would be grateful for any thoughts before I press the button..!