What has happened to Nissan?
Added: 29th of November 2018
In 2000 when pregnant with my second child I started to work PT and lost my company lease car. I bought a preregistered (new) Nissan Almeira which was the most reliable car I have ever known, apart, perhaps from a Honda Accord in which I travelled a few miles. I had the Almeira for thirteen years. In spite of spending, literally years sitting in the drive, as I lost my licence on several occasions for medical reasons, it only ever once needed a battery charge and apart from tyre changes and a set of new windscreen wipers it was no problem. In 2013 I was persuaded to enter the Motability scheme and chose a Qashqai which apart from being too large for my limited driving skills caused me not a moment’s worry. The garage administration was another issue! In 2016 when my Qashqai came up for renewal I chose a Note: it was small, allegedly economical and all I needed. Unfortunately due to the government’s decision that all disabled people were either morons or dishonest I lost my PIP on the word of a nurse who did not understand my disability. The choice was buy the car, with a loan or become housebound and lose my business/job. I bought the car and it has caused me trouble ever since. The electronics inside the car: bluetoothing, speed limiter, sat nav had all had their off days despite trips to the garage. Also the driver’s inertia reel seat belt does not go back into the reel without help. It was last in the garage two weeks ago when I was told that all was now well. In addition, the service assistant, “warned” me that not all work was under warranty. I have the car back, the inertia reel seatbelt is inert unless I give it a shove and the speed limiter does not work. Incidentally, the economy of the Note is on a par with the much larger Qashqai. Avoid like the plague is my advice.