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    Posted: 06áFebá2018 at 12:47pm
Hi all,

I went for a test drive in a Qashqai Tenka New Generation 1.2 petrol engine manual gearbox. Car was a pleasure to drive and I shall be purchasing a Qashqai.

But I'm unsure what engine size to go for. 1.2 or the 1.6 petrol man gearbox.Confused

On my test drive the car seemed to pull off well from junctions, roundabouts etc and feels good at 70mph along a dual carriageway (though I was only on it for 5 mins).

I've read reviews, some say the 1.2 petrol engine is good for town/urban driving but not so good for motorway or long journeys as you have to work the engine to keep up with the traffic. In the higher gears between 50 and 70mph the Qashqai's engine feels strained, it isn't especially eager to pull, so you need to work the gearbox relatively hard and overtaking can be laborious. Not good when fully laden.

Any feed back from owners of the Qashqai with a 1.2 petrol engine manual gearbox and 1.6 petrol manual gearbox would be much appreciated Wink

Thank you all

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Hi
Mine's an auto so not sure how much help I can be, but it's my second 1.2 and I have never found it lacking, in town, on motorway, long and short journeys. Being an auto I never have to strain it via the gears.
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I had the 1.2 dig-T fantastic.i have an XTrail at the moment but coming back to Qashqai. This time I may try 1.6 dig-T
2017 X-Trail N Vision 1.6 DIG-T Storm White.
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Welcome back Tiff .

You KNOW it makes sense.
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Hmmmm not just yet. But will be back to the qashqai x
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Hi

Thanks for the info. I think I shall be going for the 1.6 petrol. Best to have a little bit more power under the bonnet if needed than not enough.

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There's not much in it, until you need that extra little bit more ......then you will notice it, it's a personal choice based on your driving characteristics, but for what it's worth I'd go for the 1.6 only because you never know when you are going to call on that extra bit of power when you need it. 
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Hi stuartspanners

I total agree with you. 

Ordered the QQ with 1.6 petrol 

Thanks all for the advice. Great site Wink
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