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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.
  • 2.0 Acenta 2WD 5dr

    David Goodwin Date: 29/08/2008
    • 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

    I am thinking of buying a 2.0 CVT Acenta and have had a test drive. I was very impressed except that I could hear a noise from the rear end of the demo car. On getting home I had a look at the Qashqai owners club forum and discovered that loads of people have had trouble with the rear shock absorbers. It is not clear whether Nissan have now overcome the problem but it will potentially put me off buying the car. I am surprised that I haven't seen this issue mentioned among the reviews on this site and wonder if anyone is aware of strange noises from the rear of their vehicle?

    It also seems that the alliance with Renault is dragging down Nissan's reputation for reliability ?

  • 1.6 Tekna 2WD 5dr

    Iain Mills , Lanarkshire . Date: 23/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I traded in a 07 plate 1.4 Note SE and picked up the Qashqai 08 plate early in July this year, one of the reasons was to give my kids more room in the back as I holiday in the UK, generally 3 times a year. I've clocked up 2.5k in miles since July and as most of my driving is about town I feel I'm never away from the petrol station. The Qashqai feels solid and you get the feeling of safety whilst driving it especially on the motorway. The difference in the cab between the Note and Qashqai (spacious wise) isn't massive which was a surprise not to metion a dissapoinment. Nissan have fooled people into thinking they are buying a very big bodied car with loads of space which simply is not the case. Before you buy the Qashqai check out the actual height of the car and deduct that figure from the road clearance height, you might get a shock. The Qashqai isn't a bad car for the money it's simply just not as good as Nissan would have you believe. I'm glad I bought the Tekna with all the onboard toy's or I think I would be paying the garage another visit for a trade-in.

  • 1.5 dCi Acenta Sat Nav 2WD 5dr

    mick shaw Date: 05/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Felt slightly underpowered and noisy , gear change good . Could do with more storeage around dash area . Like high driving position . Noticed rust on underside of 2K mile car , this is a common problem (check 'qashqaiclub') http://forum.qashqaiclub.co.uk/forum_posts.asp?TID=1191

  • 1.5 dCi Tekna 2WD 5dr

    Lindsay Hallworth , Lancs . Date: 19/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      51.9

    My car

    Purchased the car in Feb 2008 for which I think the spec is superb compared to some other vehicles I have owned. Yes the 1.5 lacks the oomph at take off, but with todays rising fuel costs, its not an issue - I've found myself driving more sensibly anyway as a result.

    My major gripe with the car is that at speeds of 65mph+ the car undergoes a transformation and mimics the actions of a kangaroo! Nissan are aware of the problem but it has taken 2+ months to date without resolve - they are apparently working on developing a new part.

    Its a great shame that they have still not managed a resolution to the problem as this is otherwise a super car.

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