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Qashqai vs. Corolla reliability comparison?

Is the 2007 Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi comparable in reliability to the 2007 Toyota Corolla 1.4 D-4D? I most likely will be buying one or the other in the near future (but also considering the Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D) and my heart is saying Qashqai, but my head is saying Corolla (I do 20,000 miles per year).

I would appreciate an independent viewpoint

Thanks - Cathal

Cathal Tiernan (Dunmore, Co.Galway)

Jan 2017 Filed under: reliability

Expert answer

Hi Cathal,

The Qashqai would be a reliable car in general terms, although they do tend to suffer from sagging suspension and occasional turbocharger failure on the diesel model. The engine management system can also go awry. The Corolla is perhaps not as perfectly reliable as is sometimes painted, but overall I’d expect it to be a little more reliable than the Nissan. 

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor

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