Do you really want to buy a used Nissan Qashqai? Used cars are going up in price, so we are told by the news media. Can you trust the established motoring media? Sorry to reveal this, the car industry both new and used is in cahoots with the motoring news media. That is to say, both the motoring media and automotive industry have “a you scratch my back and I will give you an unrelenting advertising spend” relationship. It is fair to say that the motoring media, in the UK, can only exist if it collaborates with the overall car industry… like a Ukrainian dissident collaborating with the Russians. So who can you trust to give you an unbiased opinion?
AHEM!… The Daily Car Blog receives no advertising spend from car manufacturers at all. So we can become the portal, the gateway to unbiased opinions. Go anywhere else and you will get slapped in the face in a similar manner Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the oscars. That is to say, the used Nissan Qashqai buying public is Chris Rock, the motoring media and automotive industry is Will Smith.
The opening rant doesn’t answer the headlines. Just how good is a used Nissan Qashqai? Let’s start with reliability. After all, you have just spent thousands on a used Qashqai. You paid £12 for the car check report. Everything looks good, the vehicle drives away. You make it home. The next day you discover the engine needs servicing. You should have looked for reliability. So let us do it for you. Some quick facts about used Qashqai reliability.
Top 10 Used Nissan Qashqai Reliability Concerns:
1 – The battery is infamous for running down too quickly.
2 – The average Qashqai owner replaces their battery more often than necessary.
3 – The air conditioner is prone to failure.
4 – Water is known to leak into the cabin due to faulty windscreen seals.
5 – Water is known to leak into parking sensors.
6 – Excessive engine stalling due to that faulty air conditioner compressor.
7 – Knocking from the rear of the car, due to worn shock absorbers.
8 – Turbo failure due to Renault. Renault is still an expert in making faulty turbos!
9 – Driver’s door will not open via keyfob command due to a dodgy electric door motor.
10 – Engine surging (over-revving) caused dodgy Renault engineering.
These are just the top 10 problems to consider when buying a used Nissan Qashqai. You will also have to contend with the possibility of further problems:
Yet More Problems To Consider Before Buying A Used Nissan Qashqai:
1 – Loss of control, affecting 2007 year models. The cause? front suspension fault.
2 – Fuel leak, affecting 2008 year models caused by a dodgy seal connector.
3 – Overheating engine caused by dodgy Renault engineering
4 – Car shaking issues when driving uphill or downhill, caused by a dodgy gearbox and driveshaft.
Nissan is owned by Renault and therefore, by proxy, all Nissans are by definition… Renaults. Renault is a cut and paste manufacturer. It’s the Renault way. Take it from me, a former Renault owner. I have seen the blown turbos, I have seen the cost-cutting that goes down to the smallest rusty nut and screw trying to hold up the rusting components.
Why does Nissan win car awards? Because Nissan is in bed with the motoring media. When you move in such circles, it’s inconvenient to bring up the horrific reliability issues afflicting used Qashqais for fear of losing advertising spend.
So, in conclusion, based on the above evidence, don’t waste your money on a used Nissan Qashqai. Buy a used Toyota and save your money on providing energy to heat your home.