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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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79 reader reviews for Nissan Qashqai Crossover.
  • 1.5 dCi Acenta 2WD 5dr

    david marshall , devon . Date: 27/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I took the 1.5 diesel on a test drive. This was very pleasing as the car felt big and after just a couple of miles on it became clear that this had something going for it.

    The 1.5 engine was very good - it did every thing required of it. Hills were no problem; also let go the reins on the motorway and it felt good easy to keep with the motorway speeds.

    In the cabin it also had everything at easy reach, with plenty of leg room as I am 6ft 4ins and found comfort not a problem. I think Nissan has a winner in this 4x4 lookalike.

  • 1.6 Acenta 2WD 5dr

    d smith Date: 10/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Based on the first week of ownreship I'm very happy with my choice. The Qashqai is well built, with good handling (notably over inner-city potholes) and acceptable performance.

    One small gripe is the storage space: huge door pockets, glove box and bottle storage between the front seats, but nowhere small to put things like change for meters/tolls, and a "sunglass holder" being inside the glover box. Can't see how that will work if driving on the motorway and coming into sun.

    Interestingly there's a "12v outlet socket" (what used to be a cigarette lighter in the old days) that is described as specifically not to be used for cigarette lighters! Just as well as the Qashqai doesn't have an ashtray.

    That said, small issues for a great overall car.

  • 1.5 dCi Acenta 2WD 5dr

    Paul Flynn , Sligo . Date: 08/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I own this car for one month now. I traded an Opel Vectra, and had to wait nearly 3 months for delivery, such is the demand in Ireland for the Qashqai. Mine is the 1.5 dci and while it is very economical, the only complaint would be a slightly bumby ride, but then it is quite a short wheel base. A great looking car from the outside, with a top class cabin feel within. Plenty of luggage and back seat passenger space also. I would highly recommend this great car.

  • 2.0 Tekna 2WD 5dr

    Rami Deen Date: 26/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Car interested me because its Japanese (reliable), high driving position and practical. I have spent months trying all sorts of car types (BMW 3 series, Lexus , Rav 4, Honda CRV + Civic), but for one reason or another they didn't do it for me - unlike this.

    I have tried all 3 engines - 1.6 sounded a bit boomy however is ok acceleration on the motorway. The 1.5 does sound louder at idle compared to my current car (1.9 Renault Scenic) and takes time to accelerate to crusing speed on the motorway however for such a car the mpg and carbon emissions are quite good.

    The 2.0 litre was very smooth and refined however its running costs make it a no no for me (over 20K mileage a year).

    Interested to try the 2litre diesel when available. I like the car but in comparing running costs with Honda CRV or Toyota Rav4 the mpg and carbon emissions are higher with the Nissan. I think Nissan have missed a opportunity here, and don't know why they didn't consider the 1.9 renault unit which is great on my Scenic.

    For the price the specs are great - I particularly like the Tekna model - sunroof is great and my daughter likes it more than the on our Scenic, plus sitting high gives her a great vantage point when we travel.

    The car I test drove did have a rattle with the sun roof and a notchy gearstick - even the salesman agreed it wasn't functioning as it should. However generally I find Nissan cars good - My Dad owned his for over 11 years, never had a problem.

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