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.