Buying Used 1.2 Petrol or 1.6 Diesel Xtronic?

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Tron05
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Re: Buying Used 1.2 Petrol or 1.6 Diesel Xtronic?

Post by Tron05 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:59 am

Hi guys,

Was passing by from a google search that lead me here and found this thread very relevant to me. Hope i get good advice to make a informed decision

I am on a lookout to buy a used crossover/suv with the following requirements in order of priority :
1. Seating comfort(spouse has road sickness. It seems better if the seats are comfortable)
2. Automatic (restricted by spouse's licence)
2. Driveability( a bit of a sprightly drive)
3. Lots of town driving on 30/40 for 4 miles + weekly longish 40 mile drive

Had settled for a 2014/2015 Qashqai 1.6 cvt, but looking at the threads here, seems to be a bad idea. Had opted for the 1.6 diesel due to the issues with 1.2 petrol and hoping dpf wouldn't hit me.

If this is a bad choice, could you recommend any pre-loved crossover/suv in my range(10-15k)

Thanks in advance!


chrisw99
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Re: Buying Used 1.2 Petrol or 1.6 Diesel Xtronic?

Post by chrisw99 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:43 am

My 2014 1.2 petrol has just been diagnosed as needing a new timing chain, at 34000 miles. This engine is advertised as having a "lifetime timing chain".

Getting a new chain under warranty (eventually, I'm in a queue due to the backlog). Was told it's a common issue and 1000s are now needing it done, although haven't read much about it on here. Think it's something just coming out of the woodwork now.

Only causes a rattle though, they have stressed it is just the noise that is the issue and no problems driving it as normal.
Oct 2014 N-tec+, 1.2 dig-T


Daewar
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Re: Buying Used 1.2 Petrol or 1.6 Diesel Xtronic?

Post by Daewar » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:08 am

1. QQ has good seats, so thumbs up.
2. Yes there is an auto, but its CVT & it has many cases of poor reliability. Thumbs down.
3. No QQ has a sprightly drive. But I guess it depends on your perception of sprightly.
4. Sounds like you need a town car? We have a SMART car with auto box. It has a high up driving position (feels much bigger inside) and its very nippy / sprightly up to say 60mph. If you only need 2 seats & room for 4 shopping bags it would be my recommendation. Also does about 65mpg out of town, very easy to park and turns on a sixpence.
Tron05 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:59 am
I am on a lookout to buy a used crossover/suv with the following requirements in order of priority :
1. Seating comfort(spouse has road sickness. It seems better if the seats are comfortable)
2. Automatic (restricted by spouse's licence)
2. Driveability( a bit of a sprightly drive)
3. Lots of town driving on 30/40 for 4 miles + weekly longish 40 mile drive
J11A 2016 1.6 dci Tekna, AWD.


Tron05
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:11 am
Qashqai Model: Still looking for one....

Re: Buying Used 1.2 Petrol or 1.6 Diesel Xtronic?

Post by Tron05 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:05 pm

Thanks @Daewar

Yes, i have read about the performance of Qashqai and its kind of a compromise i am making in favour of comfort.. This would be the second car in the house, first been a 3 door petrol automatic honda, that does all the work for now.. So looking for a suv that can double up as some town driving and motorway trips...


scimitargtc
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Re: Buying Used 1.2 Petrol or 1.6 Diesel Xtronic?

Post by scimitargtc » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:26 am

Have a 2016 1.6 diesel xtronic bought at 6 months old 2 years ago apart from a Minor recall for rerouting a pipe and a software update needed for the gearbox its been totally reliable. With 130 bhp not fantastically fast but more than adequate and she picks up her skirts admirably if using box in manual mode. Mpg around mid 40’s which disappointed me initially coming from a company Audi A4 ultra se auto diesel which on the motorway where I spent most of my time saw mid 60’s but better than 18 from my petrol Range Rover.
2016 1.6 xtronic tekna diesel
1998 4.6 v8 Range Rover petrol auto
1979 3.0 v6 petrol reliant scimitar auto
2006 1.2 fiat punto petrol manual


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