Well its been over a year since I got my used Qashqai Acenta smart vision 1.2. As my wife is looking to change from my 13 focus zetec s, again petrol started looking at cars (as you do) cars on the list
New 3008, 1 car that appeals a lot to me, that dashboard would be a very nice place to be, however 3 year warranty and probable depreciation would be higher, but it is one very nice car. BUT Expensive. I really arent into PCP deals.
Sportage, madly I like the looks, the NHS discount is appealing esp 7 years warranty, come on Nissan. However if it were for the Wife then her mileage still at 14k miles would cover diesel/petrol however the cost of yearly rfl is expensive, in petrol and poor mpg. A very rough petrol engine doesnt drive as nice as the Qashqai.
Huyndai Tucsn looks nice and again 17% NHS discount drops the price, however it would be second to the sportage. 5 year warranty....
Toyota Ch-R, weve had Toyotas before and the reliabilty does appeal, know a ex-Toyota mechanic. I've looked at the C-hr and it has been ruled out sadly as the rear is not child friendly, it is not a nice place to be in the back, claustrophobic and dark. and the kids couldnt reach the handles...
Ateca, sorry but its not 'striking enough' very dull inside like all German cars-even though my wife has had two Beetles, every time I sat in VW's it just made me wish for more, I had a civic and that was a nice place to be hence why that Peuugeot is some cabin.
So back to my petrol Qashqai, I wont say its been fault free- A trim replacement under warranty, a weird steering angle reset now has the steering back to normal after a tyre change. Just booked in for a water ingress work in part I think due to a tow-hitch fitment. only 3 year warranty, shame I cant get an extension to warranty like we've got for the focus.
I only know four people with Qashqais. 2 j10 and 2 j11, the two j11 have had warranty work 1 axle and 1 broke down within a week.
The thing is the Qashqai is a brilliant car, comfortable and quiet, its probably going to be another used 1, whether it be a Tekna or similar, its very confusing with diferent names. I just wish that Nissan would improve their customer service, I havent had problem with them though. However I'm on a few forums and all cars have their problems, always will be posts of 'lemon' cars.