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Nissan qashqai 1.5dci n tec 4x2 review



I sold an 8 year old 5 series BMW with no squeaks, rattles or vibrations for my QQ 18 months old. There is an annoying rattle that I can't find. I expected the difference however as German engineering is bound to be superiorother irritation is the diesel engine the noise of which becomes annoying over time and there is also a bad flat-spot at low speed in any gear.

I am also disappointed with the mpg. It is considerably less than reported but the strange thing is that, if you take the on-board computer as accurate, I am getting around 49mpg regardless of town work or long runs with steady, regular speed; now that's strange!

Other than these things the car does OK but is nothing to get excited about.

I sold an 8 year old 5 series BMW with no squeaks, rattles or vibrations for my QQ 18 months old. There is an annoying rattle that I can't find. I expected the difference however as German engineering is bound to be superiorother irritation is the diesel engine the noise of which becomes annoying over time and there is also a bad flat-spot at low speed in any gear.

I am also disappointed with the mpg. It is considerably less than reported but the strange thing is that, if you take the on-board computer as accurate, I am getting around 49mpg regardless of town work or long runs with steady, regular speed; now that's strange!

Other than these things the car does OK but is nothing to get excited about.

Which engine have you got? I've got the 1.5 dci and seem to have a flat spot on lower gears! Thought it was just me have spoke to Nissan just need to get it booked in.

Hi Rich 17.
Yes, mine is an N-Tec 360 model which has the 1.5dci engine too and it is noisy and has the annoying flat-spot too. Can you elaborate on the problem and/or the means to have it rectified?

I will be having a service within a few thousand kms and, if it is possible to correct the flat-spot at a dealership, I will ask them to do it then. It does make you wonder why they sell the cars like this if there is a way of correcting it though.

Regards the steady fuel consumption indicated ,have you reset the unit as if left on averaging over a long distance it will tend to be constant, but if it is the instantaneous reading that is steady very odd. On-board computer never been found accurate yet, brim to brim tests only way. Ours is about 10% optimistic.
The worse rattle our QQ had was the boot, this is cured by tape on receiver catch. Unfortunately we do suffer from bits coming loose.
Comparing with a BMW the first thing you will notice is how much cheaper bills are from Nissan dealers than BMW dealers, but the BMW dealer actually does the work. We have been trying to get faults rectified since new 20 months ago. Dealer always looking for ways to avoid warrantee work, blame customer.
But my wife loves her QQ and would not change it.
Personally just parted with a 5 ser estate 04 plated 194,000miles still in good order but needing clutch, bush's and various other [very expensive ]bits---but these were still original. On-board computer fuel figures always 3%-5% optimistic. I understand that current BMW are about 10% optimistic.
QQ has a lot of standard items that German makes list as expensive extras, but overall you get what you pay for.