Its usually other people that email into China Car Times and get their questions posted on CCT, but this time its CCT doing the asking:
Is the Qashqai a good car? Are there any Qashqai drivers who read CCT and would like to share their experience?
The Qashqai is looking set to become part of the CCT garage and before lashing out 180,000RMB on a new car we’d like to get some real world opinions of it. The test drive showed that it was a nice ‘big car’ – big as in a hatchback that had raised suspension and AWD, but small enough as not to be an obtusive SUV.
We liked the old Mitsubishi Outback, it was small, it was tough, it looked good. The new Outback looks like its piled on the pounds and is now imported. What we want need is a small SUV, like the old Outback, thats excellent build quality, safe (6 airbags, at least) and is made in China via a joint venture or from a domestic brand. The car will be mainly driven by my wife. Small crossover hatchbacks like the Polo Cross, MG3 SW etc dont apply here.
The Subaru Forrester is nice, but over budget.