What used Nissan Qashqai hatchback will I get for my budget?
The market for this second-generation Qashqai starts at about £5500, for which you’ll be able to buy an early 2014 diesel with plenty of miles on the clock. There are far fewer early petrol examples out there, so most 1.2 petrols cost around £6500, but the majority have covered far fewer miles.
Increasing your budget to £8500 will buy you a 2015 Qashqai that’s covered an average mileage for the year. Spend between £9000 and £11,000 and you'll have your choice of top-spec 2016 cars, while you'll need nearer £12,000 for a post-facelift model from 2017 onwards. Look to spend between £12,000 and £15,000 on 2018 cars, and £18,000 to £24,000 on late 2019 and 2020 models. Some of the last models of this generation Qashqai (2021 examples) will set you back upwards of £20,000.
Of the engines available before the tax alterations, the best diesel is the 1.5 which only emits 99g/km. The 1.6 diesel isn't too bad with 120g/km (133g/km with four wheel drive - same as the 1.2 petrol). The worst is the 1.6 petrol at 138g/km.
Road tax (VED)
Road tax will vary on anything registered before 1 April 2017 depending upon the amount of CO2 it produces. Anything registered after will incur a flat rate fee, regardless of which engine you go for, because of changes in the road tax system. The current VED rate is £165 per year for all petrol and diesel cars.
Minor servicing from Nissan costs £229 for a petrol Qashqai or £269 for a diesel one, while major visits are £309 and £369, respectively. It’s not the cheapest car in terms of servicing (which is required every 12 months), but this is largely offset by Nissan throwing in 12 months' European roadside assistance as part of the deal.
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