2008 Nissan Qashqai Tekna 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Don't buy the Nissan Qashqai
Interior light bulb blew 5 times.
Leaked oil on 7 occasions after 5,000 miles.
Clutch worn and needed replacing after less than 10,000 miles.
Gearbox became faulty and needed replacing after just over 12,000 miles.
Window motor on front passenger side failed just days after gearbox was replaced.
CD ejection jammed after 15,000 miles, and the whole stereo had to replaced.
Bought one because I kept hearing about how brilliant the Nissan Qashqai was, and how it was a new breed of family car.
But it's been the biggest letdown I've ever shelled out for, and I would never touch a Nissan again.
Apart from being unreliable, it was nowhere near as good to drive as I had been informed it was.
I had a Renault Laguna before, and they were notorious for mechanical and electrical problems, which were expensive to correct, but mine wasn't bad, and it was actually far better than the Nissan Qashqai.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th November, 2010
27th Dec 2012, 19:56
This is because of the diesel engines!! The petrol engines were made by Nissan and the diesel engines by Renault. I was after a diesel Qashqai until I found this out, and now I have a 1.6 petrol and it's never let me down.
I think the build quality went downhill when Renault took over!!
14th Jul 2014, 19:34
Well I have been an owner of 2 Qashqai, namely a 1600 and a 2000. Both were petrol units. Km traveled: the 1600 - 185000km, the 2000 - 275000. Both were fantastic vehicles.
I am busy purchasing a 3rd one, a diesel 1500 DCI. Hope to get the same service out of it.
David Hird from South Africa.
8th Jun 2015, 10:59
Having a Nissan engine would hardly solve the problems this owner had with the transmission, wiper motor, driver's side window or interior lights.
Would the original reviewer happen to still own the car? If so, would you like to update us on how ownership has progressed in the past 3-4 years?