I had my reservations about buying a Qashqai, but they were soon put to bed upon owning this vehicle.
I have owned this 2009 1.6 petrol N-tec Qashqai for only 3 months, and I still have a smile on my face!! The kit that comes with the N-tec (panoramic roof, colour reversing camera etc), you would expect to find on cars over 30k.
I was ultimately surprised at how well the 1.6 engine copes with this car having read previous reviews. Having owned a Clio Sport and Fiesta ST in the past, I don't find the Qashqai sluggish at all.
My MPG is great as well, considering we do only town driving, and a full tank of petrol will show 500 miles to empty. I can only assume that on motorway journeys this would increase.
In summary it's a great family car (it's shorter in length than a Focus!!), and would recommend anybody in the market for a family car to consider this, especially in N-tec form.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st December, 2012