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    Why is the Qashqai so popular ?

    Nearly every disabled parking spot in our local supermarket is a Qashqai.

    I had one 18 months ago - and they are absolutely awful (IMO)to drive - very placticky inside and very very basic with a stereo that sounds like its come out of a Mark iv escort.

    As it happens my Nissan dealer mis-represented the car by telling me it had push button start (it didnt) which I needed as my hands are bad and i cannot turn a key etc.........this car was £29000 on the invoice !

    I exchanged it for a V70 which is head and shoulders above it.

    I honestly don't understand its popularity...........

    Dave

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    Dave,

    I fully agree. I had a good look at a Qashqai as my motability choice, but it fell at every hurdle really. Poor quality internal trim and finish, Expensive to lift the options from the bare minimum, poor MPG, poor ride and handling Whats the attraction?
    I settled on a Seat Leon TDI with Tech pack. Far better car, but I suppose its harder to get into than a Qashqai if thats a concern.

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    I think the space is it's forte. And cheap on advance payment for it's size.

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    The car is popular partly due to its size and also its shape, allowing easy access for many with a range of disabilities. Its not my cup of tea, but we are all different.

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    I have to say that i hate all these raised up cars everyone has these days... i've never even been in a Qashqai, but i've been in Zafiras and Sharans... I find (as i do with a bus) that the raising of the centre of gravity amplifies any lateral movements, often causing back pain.
    I really can't see me driving anything other than a Citroen with hydraulic suspension for the rest of my days. I just hope they don't also go down this cross-over route
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