Ver­dict

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Nissan Qashqai -

There’s a rea­son why the Qashqai is such a pop­u­lar car, and even to­day the old­est ex­am­ples are still very much in de­mand. That means there are other fam­ily cars out there that you can buy for less, but bear in mind that even older Qashqais will hold their value rea­son­ably well.

Me­chan­i­cally, they’re gen­er­ally pretty ro­bust, and with many mod­ern cars be­com­ing a tech­no­log­i­cal night­mare as they get older, that can only be a good thing. How­ever, we do have our reser­va­tions due to re­ports of sub­frame cor­ro­sion, es­pe­cially on the back of Nis­san’s highly pub­li­cised re­call of Navara pick­ups, which has led to many ve­hi­cles un­der 10 years old be­ing bought back with frac­tured chas­sis legs. It’ll be in­ter­est­ing to see if, three or four years from now, older Qashqais start to dis­ap­pear from UK roads.

In the mean­time, they’re de­cent fam­ily cars, ex­tremely pop­u­lar and very prac­ti­cal. If those are com­pelling enough rea­sons to buy one, then you won’t go far wrong.

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