Product Type: Nissan cars
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Member Name: MarkyM81
Date: 08/08/11, updated on 08/08/11 (271 review reads)
Advantages: Looks nice.
Disadvantages: Jack of all trades master of none!
Problems first started to emerge with this car when filling the car up with camping kit, the rear seats could have done with a split in the middle where the arm rest was so that we could put the longer items through it (windbreaks). The boot its self is also very shallow and quite high off the ground meaning it was harder to get heavy items in and didn't actually hold much of our equipment. Having moved our gear from an old ford focus 3 door we found that the Quashqai didn't have any more room despite looking like a bigger car. Boot space is further limited by the sloping design of the rear window and boot door, giving a nice look to the rear of the car but reducing practicality.
The interior of the car is nice with and stylish even if it is a bit plastic mad around the radio and dash. The inbuilt navigation and radio were functional and easy to use as were the other controls apart from the key that needed a push button as well as a normal 'take the key out' system which is was over complicated and annoying! It also seemed to like beeping a lot and even though this was a relatively new car the boot latch has already broken meaning you had to poke the greasy bit with clean fingers. Another strange thing was the lack of inside for outside; it looked like a big car but inside much of it seemed to be padding. The driver seat wasn't any good for anyone over six feet tall and didn't allow for much adjustment, even at 5 ft 6 I felt cramped in the cockpit.
Over all I was not impressed with this car, on arriving at the campsite we discovered that it wasn't really all that good at driving across a slightly wet and bumpy camping field either, in fact we had a Kia Picanto that could handle the terrain better. So to sum it up it's a small 4 by 4 that can't go off road very well and can't carry you camping gear. It does drive on the road alright and if that's what you want just get a normal car, for the money I would prefer an estate of some description because it would carry the kit, drive well and fill in the gaps in between. Sorry Nissan you only get one chance at making a first impression and this is not a good one.
Summary: Promises much more than it can ever deliver.