posted 6 years ago

Nissan Qashqai+2 Finance

Wealthy men say the Nissan Qashqai+2 costs less than a “decent” cruise.

Wealthy men say the Nissan Qashqai+2 costs less than a “decent” cruise. And - unlike a stricken ship - its personal contract purchase plan will not leave motorists lost at sea. Terms for the TEKNA 1.6 16V 2WD trim therefore include a £5,739 deposit, of which Nissan contributes £700. This is followed by forty-two monthly payments of £279. Throughout this period cruise lovers have an annual mileage allowance of 10,000, with excesses charged at 6.0 pence per-mile. At the end of the term there are three options. One, pay the £7,977 purchase fee to own the car. This equals £17,991 including interest. Option two is to return it like a bad meal on an ocean liner. There should be nothing else to pay subject to mileage/ condition. Option three is to part exchange via a new contract. Pleasingly, if the Qashqai+2 is worth more than its purchase payment the difference contributes to a deposit.

The Nissan Qashqai+2 has strengths to entice wealthy folk from their ships and into its cabin. The TEKNA 1.6 2WD trim, for starters, has a colour reversing camera, Bluetooth, MP3 playback, and cruise control. It also has space for seven people, averages a fair 42.8mpg, and reaches 62mph in a reasonable 12.9 seconds. Not fast … but fast enough. Furthermore, cargo capacity is 450-litres increasing to an estate rivalling 1,520-litres when the rear rows of seats are folded flat. The latter is plenty for the two thousand changes of cloths required for a cruise. This workhorse also has rock-solid handling, a comfortable ride, and attractive modern styling. Very nice - but not as nice as the Queen Mary 2 (apparently).