2007 Nissan Qashqai Acenta 1.6 petrol
Well done, Nissan a completely new car!
Very pleased with the comfortable ride in the 1.6 Acenta.
The car drives well, and with the reversing sensors it is very easy to park. The driving position gives a stress free ride.
I have had Nissans before, and their reliability is beyond doubt.
What with the cheaper road tax and group 5 insurance, it is a much better car than my previous BMW 1'er (very uncomfortable with run flat tyres and hard suspension).
The cruise control is ideal when you have more free road space, and being a hatch there are no problems in transporting larger items. Nothing has gone wrong, and in 4 months I have done 2,800 miles.
Car accelerates well for a 1.6, and the seats being higher up makes one feel extra safe.
The cabin is finished extremely well, and it is indeed a friendly car.
It is extremely comfortable for short and long journeys.
Handles very well on the motorway, as well as in town traffic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd August, 2007
As Nissan have been taken over by Renault it will be interesting to see how reliable this car proves to be. I wonder how much of this car is Nissan and how much is Renault.
I own Renault Megane, which I intend to let go soon. Owned it for three years and I believe that's pretty much the time when one gets bored of their car. Plus I am now looking for a SUV. However there are features in the Megane I love very much and am used to. And was very pleased to find those in the Qashqai - keyless entry, ignition and locking, auto lights, auto wipers, auto-darkening rear mirror, massive interior lights, armrest, and so on. Some of these are literally taken from the Megane (interior lights for example), others are based on these very technologies. I was very satisfied during the test drive. It feels like a vehicle that has taken the best of both worlds. Tried diesel with CVT gearbox and was very impressed. Some people say interior space is limited. I'm 1.72m high, which is not that much at all and felt very comfortable. On the other hand I hear rear axle is very weak, but as long as it is covered by the warranty I don't really care. Good job, Nissan!
I would like to know from original poster what are his car's fuel consumption figures (real world). Thanks.