With news earlier on in the year that the Nissan Qashqai has now overtaken hatchbacks to become the UK’s best selling family car, is it any wonder that we love our Nissan Qashqai so much?
When our Peugeot 308 finally died a death – yup it was pretty much destined for the likes of JunkCarMasters.com – we took a look around at a lot of different cars.
We were also super keen on the idea at potentially getting a Honda – having lived out in Asia we know how great Asian-made cars can be and we had toyed with the idea of getting a Honda HR-V or Honda Civic and by the way, if you’re thinking about a Honda and especially a Honda Civic then a great place to start exploring is Vertu Honda and the Honda Civic Handbook.
But in the end, given that we were on a relatively tight car budget we stuck our stick in the sand with the Nissan Qashqai a few months ago and yes, we can certainly see why the UK has fallen in love with it. It has been fantastic for getting around town, country road trips across the beautiful English countryside, and the perfect nap and bedtime car for when the little has needed to sleep whilst we’ve been on the move.
We love to pack up the whole house into our car when we go away, so it really cuts it on the space front because it feels nice and roomy and has a versatile boot which although looks small can actually pack in quite a fair bit!
It’s also quiet and comfortable – a far cry from our old Peugeot – and makes for a really smooth ride. But not only that – it totally looks the part – from both the outside and the inside with a rather slick looking dashboard which makes you feel like you’re owning it in this parenthood malarkey (even if you’re really not).
Give the fact that so far, it seems to have been quite a reliable car (touch wood!) that’s also rather fun to drive and can keep up with the best of them, we’re also loving the fact that it’s pretty economical to run plus it was also relatively affordable given all of the above. And given the fact that is not one of the world’s most expensive cars, it’s standard spec is pretty impressive and 21st century-esque for an affordable car…think air con, cruise control and Blue Tooth compatibility….hurrah!
So as you can see, there are so many reasons we love our Nissan Qashquai. It will be interesting to see how it comes up in its next MOT test and we’ll be making sure to check the MOT expiry date for that. Now we just have to do it justice and keep our lovely new car clean! What car do you drive and why do you love it? Do share in a comment below.
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Picture credit: Nissan UK