Should I buy a high-mileage Nissan Qashqai?

I'm thinking of buying a 2010 Nissan Qashqai 2.0 TDI diesel. It has 275,000 kilometres (171,000 miles) on the clock. Everything looks fine and the seller wants €7190 for the car, as I live in Romania. Would this be a good car to buy?

Asked on 22 September 2021 by Earl Winebarger

Answered by Dan Powell
Being based in the UK I can't really comment on car prices in Romania, but £6000 (latest conversion from euros to pounds) is an awful lot of money for a 11-year-old Qashqai. And the mileage is extremely high.

If you are expecting this car to give you many years of trouble-free motoring then I think you will be disappointed. The car and all of its major moving parts will be heavily worn and it's approaching the end of its mechanical life. This means it'll be a case of when and not if something major (and expensive) goes wrong.
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