Qashqai advice pls

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Qashqai advice pls

Post by Ada63m » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:14 pm

Evening all,

My apologies for a lengthy topic and if youve heard it all before.... Anyway, my name is Adam, Im 31 years old and Im currently looking for a new family car. Long story short, my wife and I have decided to go for the qashqai over a cmax purely for its looks. Although cmax seems slightly more practical - but no comparrison with looks.

We are looking to spend between 6 to 7.5k for a 2010 onwards facelift qashqai. Been looking at acenta models as the basic equipment seem very generous. Considering our current family car is a 2006 astra club. With not even a trip computer or aux in.

I have been doing research on common faults etc. And was horrified to read about old threads regarding the dci engine timing belts snapping at such low mileages. With that in mind and the goverment starting to penalise diesel owners i have opted to look at getting a 1.6 petrol. I have read these are slightly under powered, but as my current astra is 1 second slower 0-60 than a 1.6 qashqai then i dont think this will be an issue as is quicker.

Being long term qashqai owners I was wondering what your honest views of the car are and whether you have any advice or tips?

Very much apprecitated and thank you in advance!

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Re: Qashqai advice pls

Post by Mark46 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:37 pm

Hi Adam, I personally wouldn't buy a car based on what I have read on a forum, due to the fact you will always read more bad than good.
You could keep on trawling through the forum but I don't think you will find the answer your looking for.
Choose a model that's within your budget and suits your requirements, take one for a drive and judge each one individually.
I've had some issues with mine and still do, would I buy another?..........yes.
I'm sure some owners wouldn't touch another QQ with a barge pole or a Nissan for that matter, but that's cars for you.
Good luck.
QQ 2014 (64) 1.5dci n-tec+ (gun metallic)
DRL mod & mud flaps.

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Re: Qashqai advice pls

Post by gvmdaddy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:22 pm

Sound advice from Mark46.

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Re: Qashqai advice pls

Post by Aiden » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:31 pm

2nd what Mark said
I've had a Hyundai Getz for 11 years since new and only replaced tyres, rear pads and discs and they make rubbish cheap cars don't they?
I love my QQ and would recommend them to anyone that needs a larger car for a family with 2 dogs like us!
Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi (110bhp) 360 5d (2013/63)

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Re: Qashqai advice pls

Post by Ada63m » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:33 pm

Thank you for your advice. I have driven 1 so far and enjoyed it. Will take a visit to local nissan dealer and try some more. Thanks again.

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