2008 Nissan Qashqai 2.0 DCi diesel




Where to begin? Passenger door actuator failed, faulty engine sensor, OSF window came out of its guide. DPF problems ongoing from around 13000 miles, usual pointless advice... long runs, high speed etc, £600 and counting to sort this ongoing problem.

The car has 55000 miles, 1 owner from new, full service history, mmm, sounds great. BANG! Crankshaft main bearing failure, when the engine is stripped down we find the timing chain is also stretched... to cut a long story short, £1800 to repair, totally lost confidence in the car, getting rid of it ASAP.

Wouldn't wish this garbage on my worst enemy! Avoid at all costs, the 2.0 DCi has been a disaster.

General Comments:

Overrated, underpowered, uncomfortable, UNRELIABLE - SEE ABOVE!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th March, 2017

16th Mar 2017, 14:42

Nissan are going downhill these times. The company just doesn't have a good management/engineering team. Better stay with Honda or Toyota until Nissan turns either into a competitive car maker, or just simply leaves the car making market.

16th Mar 2017, 16:40

I don't know about Nissan or any other manufacture in particular going downhill, but I think the problem is modern diesels.

By modern I mean most cars built after about 2005 onwards.

Across all reviews I read a lot about clogged DPFs, faulty injectors, and even flywheels wearing out prematurely.

Myself I went back to driving petrol cars after bad experiences with diesel. The extra cost on fuel is still better than dealing with the £1000+ repair bill a diesel hits you with at some point, thus defeating the purpose of saving money on fuel!

I'd only recommend a modern diesel to someone if they were doing crazy high mileages to see the benefits out of it. Otherwise stick to an older petrol car - cheaper in the long run.

17th Mar 2017, 01:47

Nissan is also terrible here in North America. Not as bad as Mitsubishi, but pretty close. People buy them thinking you get "Japanese quality", but the engines are nowhere close to as reliable as Honda or Toyota. Had 2 Nissans, both leaked tons of oil on my driveway and were in the shop often. Now I only buy Ford, GM, Honda and Toyota; I'm not wasting my time and money with Nissan ever again.

18th Mar 2017, 03:59

Nissan hasn't gotten much right since the merger with Renault.

2015 Nissan Qashqai Tekna Dci Auto 1.6 turbo diesel


Not a user friendly car around town and not a happy chappie at all


The accelerator is too sensitive at low mileage e.g. about 15/20 mph. Very jerky and unpredictable. You never know when you're going to get a response, and the car may take off like a rabbit or just a crawl. Highly dangerous at roundabouts and junctions. The dealer has checked it on the computer and nothing shows up, so consequently they will do nothing. 3 times actually I have mentioned this issue and no satisfaction at any time. This is my 4th automatic car, over the past 15 years, so I know what I am talking about. I don't recommend this car to purchase, as driving it is so stressful. This is a £28,000 car, and for that money you would expect a superb car, but sadly this is not a good car. I'll have to keep it for some time yet as I would lose too much money to change it now, but I will at the first opportunity. As of now, I much prefer to drive my wife's 10 year old Nissan Note.

General Comments:

Good to drive when you get up to around 50/60 mph. Economical enough for an automatic. Road noise is very excessive for a car with this price ticket.

Lovely car to look at. Good driving position.

Floor mats supplied with car are so cheap and nasty looking.

Lights are very low, but cannot be adjusted as all this is automatic. Automatic wipers are not fit for purpose either as intermittent does not wipe often enough in a light shower and I have to go to the constant position.

Great brakes.

Finished off very cheaply with various bits and pieces, for e.g. the radio, speedometer and rev counter covers are covered with some kind of cheap perspex. Should be glass. First time I cleaned them with a cloth they became scratched. Never saw perspex used here before.

Very comprehensive computer system for various functions, but I only hope it keeps working as I can only imagine a breakdown here would be catastrophic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st August, 2016

1st Oct 2016, 23:20

Just had a Juke auto on loan - that was similar - almost undriveable - at low speed it was either "dead" or it took off like I was going Back to the Future!!! Mad!!!