2009 Nissan Qashqai Tekna 1.5 dCi turbo diesel
Good car, but it could be better
The cover for the speedo and other dials fell off in the first week; had not been clicked in properly.
Rear shocks needed replacing after 18 months.
Rear parking sensor stopped working.
Had to go back for brake recall.
Had the wrong engine plate identity plate fitted.
The Qasqai is great at long runs; we took ours to the south of France, fully loaded with a roof box, and it sat on the motorway at 80-90mph with no problems.
I wish I had gone for the +2 version to get that extra room in the boot.
Can't complain about the fuel economy; on a recent trip I got from Nottingham to Paris on just over half a tank.
One thing is you can't have the radio on while the ignition is off.
I have had the car for nearly 3 years now, and for all its faults, I really like it, but wish the build quality was better, and for more space in the cabin.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th November, 2011
31st Mar 2013, 10:28
Just bought a 2009 Qashqai Tekna 1.5 dCi. Nice to drive, but the heater is useless! Been back to the supplying dealer who tells me "they are all like that". Surely this is not true; it is like a 1960's car heater.
3rd Apr 2013, 16:34
I think the problem is (as with mine) because it's a diesel, and the Renault 1.5 dCi engine takes ages to warm up. If you put the temp on maximum, it will take at least 10 miles to start warming the inside up; it's just one of those QQ quirks, and there are a few of em... slow electric window motors, crashing suspension over bad surfaces, rubbish A/C, noisy startup from cold et al... but strangely I do like mine, it's a 2009 1.5 dCi. I should be fed up with its foibles... but so far I ain't!