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NISSAN QASHQAI Hatchback 2007‑2013
111 owner reviews for NISSAN QASHQAI Hatchback 2007‑2013
Sorry to let it go
NISSAN QASHQAI 1.5 dCi Acenta 5dr (Review date: 7th September '14)
I bought my Qashqai used at 3 years old. It offered everything we were after as a family.
Space: the cabin is comfortable and plenty big enough for me to drive (i'm 6ft) with people able to sit behind me with plenty of leg room. A deceptively large boot which easily swallowed up a double pram and all the gear that comes with going on holiday with a family of 4.
Economy: this is where the Qashqai caught my eye 4x4 looks and space with a super cheap to run and insure 1.5 Dci engine - I was concerned it would be really underpowered with the weight of the car etc but I think this would only be a problem if it was 4 wheel drive and had an extra differential to drag round.
Cost: There are so many of these about now you can get a great one for not much at all when you consider the spec.
Gadgets: everything you would expect on an executive car in a well priced family car, AC, cruise control, bluetooth stereo, Aux input, electric folding mirrors, auto head lights, auto wipers.
And because it has nice big 17" wheels with even bigger tyres it was impossible for the wife to kerb the wheels.
A great car I am sorry to let go - if only the company car I'm getting could be the new Qashqai.
Faulty Timing Belt Qashqai reg 2010
NISSAN QASHQAI 1.5 dCi N-Tec 5dr (Review date: 15th July '14)
Car was only 3years 11months old, done 56000 miles and the timing belt has gone,requires a new engine aprox Â£5000.
Now Nissan are aware of this problem and have recalled some of the 1.5 dci k9k models reg September 2009 and August 2010.
Mine reg july 2010 fall into that bracket as well as others, yet Nissan are still happy to play Russian Roulette with their customers.
I would recommend you have your timing belt checked sooner than later /forum /mynissanhell
BEWARE of the 1.5dCi Qashqai
NISSAN QASHQAI 1.5 dCi N-Tec 5dr (Review date: 11th July '14)
The SHORT VERSION of events - we have a 10-plate Qashqai N-Tec 1.5dCi... covered 42000 miles and was 3yrs 9.5 months old up to the date it died ! It has been serviced as per the requirements by reputable, all be it, non Nissan dealers. The timing belt has failed, Nissan of quoted approx £5900 for the replacement of the engine and have refused any form of goodwill on the basis that the car was purchased outside of the Nissan Dealer Network.
In April of 2013 Nissan recalled a number of Qashqai's (mainly '09 and '10 plates) affected by premature timing belt wear due to the poor positioning of the fuel pump in relation to the belt. Despite the fact that my vehicle falls into the date range of the recall notice Nissan have checked my chassis number against their records and have stated that this particular chassis number was NOT part of the recall. If you go various forums you will see a multitude of similar complaints regarding premature timing belt failure.
The car may not be in warranty but with a latent defect such as this, that has affected vehicles of the same age then surely Nissan can not wipe their hand of the situation ?
Nissan must have so many ticking time bombs driving around... in my opinion (and of course I am biased) Nissan should have widened the re-call notice beyond those it has recalled before other people as unfortunate as me are hit with a massive bill they can not afford.
Please beware if you still intend to buy - check the state of the timing belt. You can find more info by searching google for #MyNissanHell
NISSAN QASHQAI 2.0 Acenta 5dr CVT (Review date: 25th April '14)
Bought second hand at 6 years old. Start with driving, 2.0 Petrol is fastest in the fleet. Engine noise is very minimum and you have to turn off the music and open the windows to listen to it. I feed her occasionally with engine tonic and higher-powered petrol and she runs very well without any trouble. I cant understand why the next generation Qashqai cannot be even as fast as my 7 years old.
Now owned her for a year, done mostly motorway miles (Used to drive from Glasgow to Kent every fortnight) and driving proved to be a pleasure. Cruise control makes your life easy but it could be smarter on dealing with hills as it can Rev up on going uphills and thence 4 stars in driving. But once you get used to controlling the CC to calm the Rev, its even more fun.
Handling is great for a car of this size and she manoeuvres very well in narrow streets. Kerb distance is alot less than other similar sized cars.
Never been in trouble mechanically, electrically or structurally. I must be lucky to get such a good-spirited cheerful runner.
Comfort is good as she can deal with most bumps and has useful ground clearance.
Practicality is nice other than tailgate is abit too high to be convenient with loading heavy luggage. She can move about half of household items in a single trip and that actually is alot of stuff.
Running costs - As a first liscence, with NO NCD, my insurance was eye-watering, (Actually the car dealer told me - you gotta be a really brave man to get a 2.0 L Petrol car with a first liscence) but could be alot less with people with years old liscence. I get Average of 37 MPG on highway, as per OBC. Other than regular servicing, which only goes about 200 Avr, no other extra costs.
If the 6CD unit had an AUX input, I am sure she would be PERFECT.
Bless you NISSAN for a solid and reliable car, but curse you for forcing me to burn lots of CDs for music.
Ideal day-to-day car, turn the key and off you go.
Two into one goes well!
NISSAN QASHQAI 1.5 dCi  N-Tec+ 5dr (Review date: 28th February '14)
Having downsized from two cars to one we needed a vehicle which would suit both my wife and I. The Qashquai has proved to be the perfect solution as both of us love it!
We love the colour, the way it drives, the running costs are minimal and the high driving position suits us really well! Imiss the automatic gearbox of the Mondeo and the key-less entry and the swivelling headlamps but only just as they are a fading memory.
NISSAN QASHQAI 1.5 dCi  N-Tec+ 5dr (Review date: 8th February '14)
So far so good , the Qashqai drives well but the first and second gears are small. Once up to speed the car is very quiet and responsive . Good layout of steering wheel controls and a pretty nice sounding factory fitted Nissan connect sat nav/ radio that will take very much anything you can plug in to it, usb , ipod etc. the car is # #### ##### but I will say that the dci engine is very clattery until warm. If you are over six foot tall I would advice you to watch your head on the tailgate as for a high sitting car the tailgate does not lift too high. All in all very pleased with my car. If you want a nice economical family car that has a high driving position then the Qashqai could be for you.
Great all rounder
NISSAN QASHQAI 1.5 dCi N-Tec 5dr (Review date: 28th December '13)
Had this car for a month now part ex my focus diesel after a lot of thought, it was between a kuga and the qashqai the kuga out priced itself would have spent over ##### more on one and I'm very happy I didn't. The Nissan is very comfy and easy to drive with plenty of room for a 6 footer+ the extras speak for themselves Bluetooth,reverse camera pan sun roof folding mirrors. fuel cons is great average 59 to gallon on my 60 mile round motorway trip to work, the power is more than ample being the wrong side of 50 my interest in speed has long gone it's comfort and mpg for me and this ticks the box .Would defo look at getting another one in a few years time ,the only thingies will miss is the heated front screen on the focus but a small price to pay
Quashqai brakes fail
NISSAN QASHQAI 1.5 dCi  N-Tec+ 5dr (Review date: 31st August '13)
I was generally pleased with my Qashqai having bought it from a Nissan dealer in Knaresborough and was glad to buy British. It is just about a year old but the brakes failed recently when the kids were in and neither the dealer or the Nissan warranty people will re-imburse me for the costs of repair. Luckily no one was hurt but i feel badly let down by the after care. They are like a typical insurance company and looking for ways of avoiding paying for the consequences of their quality defect.
Disappointed and let down!!
NISSAN QASHQAI N TEC + 2013 DCI
NISSAN QASHQAI 1.5 dCi  N-Tec+ 5dr (Review date: 9th July '13)
Got this car 1 week ago after owning a Qashqai and its not how it should be:
The roof is leaking !! yes a 2013 car and the roof is leaking
The panels are all out of line and the quality is appalling to say the least.
I took it to my local dealer and the technician said it needs to go back, then i get a call off Nissan saying all the faults can be rectified and thats the course of action they will follow.
So i will be stuck with a car that may have it,s panels and welds moved to try a line the panels up and to have a new glass roof fitted.
Who wants to keep a car like this ??
It will be sold and i will take a hit but i will not be fobbed off with a car that is not fit for the purpose.
Be aware and go around the car with a fine tooth, they are not what they used to be and nissan just fob you off.
More than disappointing...shocked and really upset at the moment
Just not a Nissan
NISSAN QASHQAI 1.5 dCi Tekna 5dr (Review date: 5th June '13)
What can I say. It's time to get rid of it...
It could be an excellent car but the quality is ridiculously bad. Plastic trim and loose panel fixings all over the place.. It feels thrown together- and it's now coming apart...
All the luxuries : panoramic roof: rattles like a pram when open ( along the runner and trim); headlight washers: activated and fell off! Leather seats that are more plastic than plastic seats...
I've had plenty of nissan's over the years: 3 Cherry Turbos (incredible cars ), 1 Bluebird (great) - all Nissans. Not Renaults thrown together in the North East.
Very comfortable and practical though! Even if the suspension's now starting to show signs of giving up....
My other car is a Y reg is200. That's how a Japanese car should be built! I wouldn't recommend buying a Lexus 4x4 unless you hike your budget but,comfortable and practical though it is, I wouldn't recommend a Quashqai either.