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by Geordieman
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Main QashQai Discussion
Topic: spare wheel information please
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: spare wheel information please

I checked the internet sites but also got a quote from two Nissan main dealers locally. One was quite a bit different to the other. I quoted the cheapest price to the third dealer who was supplying my new QQ and they matched the price. It is a kit with everything including jack, towing eye and stora...
by Geordieman
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Dashcam portal for reporting of Muppets
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Dashcam portal for reporting of Muppets

I have front and rear cams and wouldn't be without them these days. I have noticed a lot of times that tailgaters pull back when they realise they are being recorded by the rear facing cam.
by Geordieman
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: For Sale & Wanted
Topic: Front and Rear Mudflaps for J11 Qashqai
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Front and Rear Mudflaps for J11 Qashqai

I would be interested in them if they will fit a Dec 2017 QQ but could you post them to North East?
by Geordieman
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Chassis, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rust on Brakes - 3 Week Old Car
Replies: 22
Views: 3859

Re: Rust on Brakes - 3 Week Old Car

That is normal for discs to show rust after standing and perhaps being subject to moist air. The old drum brakes in the past also used to have rust inside them but you couldn't see it. I think the problem is that the discs are very visible in these wheels so they are more noticeable when approaching...
by Geordieman
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New lad signing in
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: New lad signing in

You would probably get a better deal at Durham where we got our QQ.
by Geordieman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Main QashQai Discussion
Topic: 1.2 Auto performance.
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: 1.2 Auto performance.

We were shopping for a demo QQ CVT and the dealership in Sunderland gave us a test drive and we showed real interest and were on the point of buying so we asked for another test drive but they never got back to us. We then went to Gateshead dealership where we said we were interested in a Techna QQ ...
by Geordieman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Nissan Formular E Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Nissan Formular E Announcement

I tried to watch Formula E and cringed at the screeching noise they make. F1 petrol has also become a huge bore watching the procession of extremely expensive cars. I would rather see the drivers put in to powerful and cheap go karts and see which of them really is the better driver when they are gi...
by Geordieman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Cars Made in U.K. May Struggle to Be British Enough Post-Brexit
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: Cars Made in U.K. May Struggle to Be British Enough Post-Brexit

There is a lot of scaremongering going on against the UK democratic vote. But look around and most of the cars sold here are now from Germany and France. Even Ford Focus and Fiesta are made there. I bought my QQ to help support the local factory but I know a lot of parts they use come from elsewhere...
by Geordieman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Main QashQai Discussion
Topic: 1.2 Auto performance.
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: 1.2 Auto performance.

I have had the 1.2 CVT since Dec and find it quite sprightly. My previous car was a 1.6 6 speed auto and I think this QQ is better. I did a run of 120 miles on Saturday and the readout was 50.5 mpg. This years insurance is also reasonable.
by Geordieman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Electronic systems
Topic: Project: Reversing / Disabling Stop/Start feature
Replies: 113
Views: 22061

Re: Project: Reversing / Disabling Stop/Start feature

I'm now in the habit of switching the stop go off as soon as I start the engine. I hate stop and go. It can be switched off at any time if you forget. I have always believed that constant stopping and starting an engine is detrimental to the engine and to fuel consumption, as well as the environment.

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