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Qashqai beat the UK car production record by producing half-a-million vehicles in 21 months. One Qashqai crossover is produced every 62 seconds and this production speed has been going on since January 2014.
The previous record holder was the MK1 Ford Cortina which took 34 months to hit the half million mark.

Maybe this rate of production will be carried over to the Japan production plant.
 

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This should also help with availabilty of parts since some times from the start it can be a longer wait to get parts from the source, not much stock locally but further away.
 

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I've seen a few horror stories where people had to wait weeks for a specific part. Not sure if a higher production count for the qashqai will help with producing specific extra parts but if that does happen then Nissan's customer satisfaction score may go up because of a lower wait time.
 

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I've seen a few horror stories where people had to wait weeks for a specific part. Not sure if a higher production count for the qashqai will help with producing specific extra parts but if that does happen then Nissan's customer satisfaction score may go up because of a lower wait time.
Being available elsewhere in other countries will help with getting parts, just a slightly longer wait but still something you'll know when to expect.
 

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Every 62 seconds?! That is incredible. Is it a sweat shop, or just robots? I wonder if that production speed affects quality at all.
 

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Every 62 seconds?! That is incredible. Is it a sweat shop, or just robots? I wonder if that production speed affects quality at all.
One thing for sure if the proper measures for gauging quality is not done, then you can expect a less than good product to come out from the process.
 

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I know that the Pathfinder got dinged for quality a lot, but generally I don't think of Nissan as have poor quality cars. Do current Qashqai markets report quite a lot of quality issues with the product?
 

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I know that the Pathfinder got dinged for quality a lot, but generally I don't think of Nissan as have poor quality cars. Do current Qashqai markets report quite a lot of quality issues with the product?
I saw that too, I remember seeing listings of vehicles not recommended, mind you this was the worst of the worst and the PF made it. Not something I would have thought if you asked me years before.
 

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Found this little blurb on AutoExpress. It says that there are a few quality issues with the Qashqai.

There are customer reviews written on that webpage as well.

Now settling into its model cycle, the second-generation Nissan Qashqai does well overall, placing 46th in our owner survey, but is not without flaw. There are three thorns in its side: reliability, build quality and performance.

Owners are, generally, simply not satisfied with the quality of their Sunderland-built crossover, while the big-selling diesel engines are sluggish. Elsewhere the Qashqai fares much better, with especially comfortable ride quality, pleasing running costs and intuitive in-car technology. Drivers find the high-set hatchback easy to manoeuvre, too.
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/nissan/qashqai/reliability
 

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That's not good at all, seems like Nissan is becoming more problematic over time. It will be something that puts me off from purchasing and possbily moving on to another brand.
 

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Something to consider for sure. Reliability is one of the things I prioritize with a new vehicle. I definitely think that there are other brands that may offer something a bit higher reliability.
 

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Something to consider for sure. Reliability is one of the things I prioritize with a new vehicle. I definitely think that there are other brands that may offer something a bit higher reliability.
I know what you mean, especially in the initial year as that's when it can either shine or turn as bad as the current generation Pathfinder which didn't start off so well.
 

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there's bound to be a few issues in the first year of a new vehicle release but that margin may be larger fro the Sunderland built qashqai's because of the rate they are building them. I'm thinking twice about it now as I do want a reliable car that will last me for years to come.
 

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Best thing to do from now till then is to see what reports come out and how good/bad you think of it, if things look positive then buy in.
 

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Seems like the diesel engines are sluggish. Wonder if that's a byproduct of the production volume or if it's actually meant to be a bit sluggish.
 

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It all comes back to what's good enough and what's appropriate for the vehicle. As you can expect with a powerstroke diesel.. you're going to get POWER, with a typical passenger vehicle like this... it's going to be good enough, nothing spectacular.
 

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That you should be able to do, just have to let your dealer know that is what you want them to do since they are the ones sending the order through.

Keep us posted on what going through that is like.
 

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I don't think you get to choose which factory it comes from because it's probably determined by how far they have to ship it to you.
 

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Actually that is a good point, specific nations have a plant assigned to them, imagine all the work and added cost it would be to get you one from another plant and to spec it how it should for where you live.
 
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