Well Worth The Search: A Prime Pre-Owned Nissan Qashqai

Previous generation Nissan Qashqai

Used Nissan Qashqai models are VERY popular

The salesman told me to decide fast because they move quickly. “Ja, ja, salesman talk,” I thought, I have time.” Two days later when I phoned for the Qashqai, it was gone and I was disappointed. I was looking to trade in my venerable 2006 X-Trail and immediately fell in love with the Qashqai – a late first-gen 1.6, white, low mileage, fair price. It was the first time I had really looked closely at this oddly-named car. You would see them in the street, nice looking, nothing special. Until you look at the boot – the nearest thing to match my X-Trail I could afford then.

The Qashqai was launched in 2006 as the first car of the class to later become the crossover segment. It is a city car that can comfortably go off-road. It handles like a large sedan but has the luggage and passenger space of an SUV. It arrived here not long after launch and has been a perennial favourite. The Qashqai is a lot of car and the price of the new ones reflect this value. But they are long-lasting cars and a good used Qashqai will give you value for money like nothing else. Just think how many older Qashqais you see on our roads.

In 2010 the Qashqai had a major body update, and in 2011 a new series of engines were added. The first generation also offered the seven-seat +2 version, but this was discontinued in the second generation and it place taken by a seven-seat variant of the X-Trail generation launched in 2013.

The second generation was launched in 2013, with continuous features and looks updates keeping it fresh until 2018, when it had a major refresh.

Second Generation At A Glance

Depending on the year model, you can find a second-generation Qashqai with the 1.6L and 2.0L petrol and the 1.6L diesel, but later models came with state of the art 85kW 1.2L Turbo Petrol and 81kW 1.5L Diesel. Depending on the model, you can get a six-speed manual or CVT transmission.

When choosing a pre-owned Nissan Qashqai, keep in mind the 6 years/150 000km mechanical warranty as well as a 6 year/150 000km Paint Warranty. Also, note 3 years/90 000km service plan and a 6 year/150 000km roadside assistance plan. These will have an effect on the value for money equation, depending on the year models and mileage.

However, when you purchase a pre-owned Nissan Qashqai or any other pre-owned vehicle from us, you will get the peace of mind of our Valid Value certificate.

Prime pre-owned Nissan Qashqais get snapped up quickly, so keep an eye on our website or ask our dealers to let you know when they get one in. We have dealers in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Uitenhage.

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