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I have owned my Qashqai two years, solely purchased to be an economical and reliable runabout, to replace a Fiesta that we always felt was too low when sitting in it. The Qashqai is very easy to drive, a nice feel to the gear box and foot pedals. The steering is accurate and it handles well. I am very pleased with the fuel economy, and it is surprisingly very comfortable for a modest car ( we now use the Quashqai a lot and mainly keep the 4x4 for towing). The only downside of a small diesel engine is the lack of power initially moving off, some more gear changing has to be done than with a bigger engine, and allowing more space for overtaking. But when it is rolling will sail along easily at ... somewhat faster than one should on a motorway. Plastic interior is functional more than smart, but it is easy to keep clean. The seats are supportive and the drivers seat can be moved enough for different height drivers to be comfortable. And you can alter the rake of the steering wheel. The lights are good. The heater and air con are most efficient, and the controls are simple. The steering wheel mounted radio and cruise controls are handy. It carries four adults in comfort, and the boot is spacious. A minor gripe, the hand brake is way over to the side of the passenger seat, somewhat unnecessarily I think. And I'm not too fond of the finger lift to obtain reverse. The gear knob is comfortable, but has scratched and the chrome effect worn off, so that looks shabby. On the whole we are very pleased with the Qashqai, and is doing the job we want if for. When it is time to change the car we might upgrade to the bigger engined model, but will definitely consider another Qashqai.
This is the second model of this vehicle we have owned and are very pleased with it. The performance is not especially good as the gearbox needs to be worked to get the best speed for overtaking etc.,and the car doesn't really start to pull until revs of 3500 to4000 are reached.
From a safe driving point of view, the higher seating position helps, all controls are easily to hand and the brakes and road holding are very good for a car of this size.
The car is extremely comfortable to drive, and after driving from Ipswich to Durham there are no aching joints or tiredness, and the fuel economy at around 39 mpg since we have owned the car (5600 miles) is very acceptable. The model we have has cruise control and a speed limiter which helps on a long journey, and has a number of other useful features such as automatic lighting and wipers.
For a general family vehicle, I believe this vehicle takes a lot of beating, particularly at the price range it sits in.
I bought mine in February online and saved myself nearly £4000 off the local dealer's price.
I've been very pleased with it. Better road visibility, feels well made, lots of gadgets, stop-start which is strange at first but now I like, currently getting 54mpg on average.
Cheap to run (£30 annual road tax), I've only had the car since February 2013 but I am expecting good reliability as its a Nissan.
Not a speedy drive, but fast enough for me and it handles well when I have to fling it around.
Not the roomiest vehicle for space although I am well over 6 foot tall and it's no problem to sit in, quite comfortable actually with firm seats that hold you in place.
I don't like the idea of not having a spare wheel - just a pump and tyre kit - good job it comes with three years inclusive breakdown in UK and abroad. Great Nissan Connect SatNav which always finds my destination and ways around traffic jams.
All in all, so far so good!
Bought Qashqai for reliability as drive regularly to visit aged relative .Mainly motorway driving. Unremarkable car with plasticky interior and well documented niggly faults eg back lid does go up high enough. Economy round town low 40,s but 57mpg on motorway compensates . Deisel engine is a little noisy at low revs. Two steering recalls. After three and half years and 60,000 miles the hydraulics failed such that my wife had to brake to stall the engine and halt the car. My grandson was on board. Had she been travelling at speed on the main road the consequences could have been serious. It transpired that the dual mass flywheel had failed. Nissan were entirely unsympathetic . A flywheel is not a consumable but rather a significant structural engine part that should not fail given the age and alleged quality of this brand of vehicle. Needless to say I will not be replacing this car with another from this manufacturer.
We down sized from an X Trail in 2012 to our Qashqai, which has proved to be a very reliable vehicle. Our only real critism is that the vehicle came with a user unfriendly puncture repair kit instead of a spare wheel and associated tools. Presumably this helped to achieve the claimed performance data. We bought a spare wheel etc and dumped the unsatisfactory repair kit. Additionally we find the vehicle has features that are presumably appealing to the digital generation such as our children (ages late twenties) but unnecessary for our generation - even though we drive long distances at times. That aside it is a very good vehicle, robust, reliable and reasonably comfortable, with good carrying capacity. The see through roof is a bit gimmicky, and in our case is usually shrouded by the retractable blind. In our opinion it is a good family car, and we are pleased with it.
I liked this car from the first time I saw it, with its high body profile giving a really good view of the road. My chosen model is the Accenta bought second hand from a Nissan dealer with a fairly low mileage on a 9 month old car. It has all the spec that I was used to from my Primera and more with its reverse warning beepers and electric door mirrors.
Getting in and out is really easy for me though older shorter height people might find the door lip a little high. The seats are really comfy especially over long distances and the automatic drive is a useful setting over long motor way journeys. The selection of reverse gear is sometimes slightly awkward but I have got used to this quirk.
I would certainly be interested in the new Qashqai model although I would like a diesel model with lower exhaust omissions and less tax.
A comfortable, practical car with plenty of space.
Good engine, economical with fuel and still has adequate performance and torque in the higher gear range.
Seats are very comfortable and the higher upright seating position gives a commanding view of the road.
Equipment level is good. Connect unit works well and integrates with your mobile phone very easily.
Panoramic glass roof lets lots of extra light into the car and makes it feel more open and roomier.
Boot space is reasonable. No side pockets but +2 does come with under-floor storage area. Interior plastics not the best quality but appear to stand up to daily abuse rather well.
An engaging drive with minimal body roll around corners / roundabouts etc. for a higher vehicle.
Very pleased with the Qashqai overall.
Great ground clearance, solid and sturdy; feels safe. love the high seating position and alround visibility. Lucky to have a glass roof model - how fantastic it is!! Every gismo you could want. Proximity locking/unlocking is pretty cool. Long-range key remote, but watchout for accidental operation! Bags of room for a car full of adults. Mine could do with a littl more power for urban driving and accelerating, but cruises beautifully, all day long. Sixth gear would help reduce noise and economy. Real problem is £200 to replace a xenon headlight bulb and the dealer having to do it (rediculously expensive and totally impractical - no point carrying a bulb kit so you can stay legal!). I'd buy another one!
We brought a car on Saturday 28th February 2015 in Vospers Exmouth branch and was dealt with by a man called Lloyd. We were dealt with very professionally and promptly. The car was a used car and had been serviced and valated and waiting on fore court for us on arrival after a 2 and half hour drive to collect it.
As we lived so far away, Lloyd videoed the car for us to show us in and out what the car thoroughly looked like so that we didn't have to go backwards and forwards to look at it.
The car is my best car yet and best service we have received. I would recommend Vospers in Exmouth to anyone looking for a car new or used.
Excellent service. Thank you Lloyd.
Kevin and Sharon
It does everything well and is economical to run. An improvement could be made to the inside of the front doors as the handles tend to cramp drivers and passengers with long legs. The blower is also a bit slow to clear the windscreen and I suspect there might be a problem with the brake discs and pads which I have had to changed twice in 4 years.
Overall I am pleased with the car which I use regularly to travel from South West England to Scotland and back and I have recommended it to all my friends.
I have been asked to change the car but am a little reluctant mainly because the only reason I can see, is that it has developed a few rattling noises that irritate my wife.
I love my Qashqai, the boot is cavernous and you can get so much in it. My parents have also said that it is the most comfortable car they have travelled in the back of. The running costs on the diesel are very good, the performance can vary, on long trips the mpg averages around 60 but around town is can dip below 40. Some of the servicing can get expensive, particularly when it's cam-belt changing time! I am probably tempting fate but when we have been away for nearly 3 weeks and come home it has always started first time with no problems. I think my next car will be a Qashqai, just need to find the money!
Brought new, advertised at 64.9mpg but I only get 54, using motorway at 75mph only high40's, shocking really! Also air conditioning pipe was rattling when I picked it up, new one fitted. Just few days driving and the simulated leather seat puckered up, bad material, what are NISSAN doing about it nothing. Carpet material cheap, very hard to vacuum clean not like my BMW! Parking, front buzzer keeps sounding off, back to garage again. Watch out for tyre kit, every language but English, dark at night problems plus when you have used it tyre has to be replaced, mine was at2,000 miles only!!!! Otherwise a good car!!!
A very practical car particularely for the aged or infirm, nice high position plenty of space to move around, most things to hand but on my model the information dial needs a magnifier to see it , it is so small, it has been enlarged on later models. A few initial problems which were speedily rectified by Nissan under warranty which has left me with a reliable and comfortable car, one which takes the roughest of roads in its stride, I am reluctant to change it, economy is more than reasonable.
What a nightmare to deal with the DPF filter. It has been regenerated twice even though I keep taking the car to the motorway for a good drive almost on weekly basis. Only 6000 miles and I am already looking for a new petrol car as this problem is just unacceptable for a car almost new. Be aware the warning light for the filter won't come up and instead an engine malfunction together with the start stop system failure. Petrol consumption nowhere near the official.
Only had it 5 mnths but after 7K miles, I think it is one of the best with an average of 50-55 miles/gallon and a smooth ride that makes my 200 miles per week (one journey) very comfortable. The gadgetry is very good: my favourites are the automatic headlights, the automatic handbrake, the no key unlock/start, and the sat nav. All available on other cars but not at such a price, nor in such a smallish economical car that impresses passengers with its smoothness.
Principally bought for comfort, since I suffer from a back problem. The higher driving position gives better visibility than a normal car, however visibility to the rear and rear quarters is poor. Ride and handling is acceptable. Fuel economy is acceptable but this 4WD model rapidly wears out tyres. Would I buy another one? Yes, because it is the only car I have tried that is comfortable for my back, unless Nissan have changed the seat/driving position.
Each time the car has gone for its MOT I have incurred costs of about £400 to £600 for a car that has done only 28,000 miles. My last Nissan did not cost this until its last two years of its 11 year life.
However this may be a cautionary tale, the car was not MOT at Nissan but Halfords and I have no way of assessing whether the charges were reasonable or even needed next year it will go back to Nissan despite being many miles further to go.
bought a Quashkai when the granddaughter arrived and the need for a more family friendly vehicle. highly practical, ease of getting child in and out, plenty of boot room. Very good on fuel. Not as quick as my previous car but not bought for speed. A good all round vehicle. Sometimes the ride height feels strange when swapping from our Honda and I definitely ease of round bends; maybe just a feeling rather than a necessity.
Love driving my qashqai would recommend this car for comfort and space. Onlyou downside us the customer service of nissan is the worst I've come across. Spent £25000 on a car and was expecting at least some petrol in the tank, was lucky to make it to the petrol stationot. Had a couple of minor issues with car but very poor response from nissanow, won't return calls etc. Nice car justo poor customer service.
Overall I am impressed with the car, particularly its running costs and rear access.
The road noise is dissapointing,partly due to the state of the roads and possibly the fitted tyres,
The instrument display is very dissapointing in that it is contained within a samll plasic 'tunnel'amd some of the controls are a bit fiddly, though i believe some of these 'defects' have been improved upon in later models