petrol or diesel Qashqai?

I would be interested in your opinon regarding whether to opt for a diesel or petrol engine for a new Qashqai. We intend to keep the car for a number of years and would be mainly used by my wife with our two young children, the mileage would be approximately 5k miles per annum. I have concerns about long term issues with diesel engines from your previous answers.

Asked on 11 September 2012 by PC1

Answered by Honest John
For this low mileage, petrol.
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