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I think this looks good and is a very good effort at evolving the car. It has a bit of a Murano look about it.

Currently owning a qashqai I would certainly consider one of these if ones that finally make it to forecourts look like this.
 

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If this is really what it looks like, I'm impressed.
You traitor
Well Wilma, as Motability no longer have the Antara on their list of available cars, I will have to be looking for something else when my car comes up for renewal in a couple of years time.
 

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I think this looks good and is a very good effort at evolving the car. It has a bit of a Murano look about it.

Currently owning a qashqai I would certainly consider one of these if ones that finally make it to forecourts look like this.
You wont have long to wait, I think it is due to be officially launched next week.
 

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Inchindown said:
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If this is really what it looks like, I'm impressed. 
You traitor
 
Well Wilma, as Motability no longer have the Antara on their list of available cars, I will have to be looking for something else when my car comes up for renewal in a couple of years time.
One word Captiva
 

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wilma08 said:
Inchindown said:
wilma08 said:
Inchindown said:
If this is really what it looks like, I'm impressed.
You traitor
Well Wilma, as Motability no longer have the Antara on their list of available cars, I will have to be looking for something else when my car comes up for renewal in a couple of years time.
One word Captiva
I know the Captiva is still available on Motability, but when my current car is due for renewal in a couple of years, assuming it is still available, it will be a very dated car.

I would assume when the new Antara comes out, they will likely update the Captiva as well. If that is the case, I would probably put the Captiva on my shortlist. I think it would have to be quite a radical upgrade to make me want to go for an Antara though.

If I was changing my car now, I think the CRV would be at the top of my shortlist.

I'm pretty open minded on which car I will get. There are three things the car must have for me to think about it. It needs to be an Auto, have AWD and electrically folding mirrors. The rest is just bling.

With all the changes that have gone on in recent years with Motability, and the various mobility allowances, I'm not really that sureif it will continue to be in business in the long term, so daydreaming about future cars may be a futile exercise in any case.
 

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Inchindown said:
If this is really what it looks like, I'm impressed.
 
I've got to admit that it does look quite nice, Thought it reminded me of an infiniti qx70, then remembered they're the same company lol.
 

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There is no doubt withits sleek lines it looks good for a car. It looks pretty similar to a Mazda CX7 or the new Toyota Rav 4. But as a SUV it doesnt really appeal to me.Before I bought my Antarathe CX7 is one that I test drove, althoughit looked good and build quality and materials were pretty good, it just drove like any other car. The concept of sittingin a SUV was lost.My wifes comments at the time summed it up, " it doesnt feel like a big car, you dont feel like you are sitting up and dont feel as safe as the RAV"
If you park your Antara next to one of these "new generation" SUV / crossoversyou will see how chunkythe Antara still looks.With manufacturers lowering rooflines and going for more sleeker shapes at some point a AWD estate is going to be a better option than a SUV.I also noticed that Nissan will be offering the new Xtrail as FWD with 4 wheeldrive as an option again its moving away from the concept of a SUV.
So yes pics show it to be a very nice looking car...........but as a SUV?.........I suppose it depends what you are looking for and your needs.
 

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There is no doubt withits sleek lines it looks good for a car. It looks pretty similar to a Mazda CX7 or the new Toyota Rav 4. But as a SUV it doesnt really appeal to me.Before I bought my Antarathe CX7 is one that I test drove, althoughit looked good and build quality and materials were pretty good, it just drove like any other car. The concept of sittingin a SUV was lost.My wifes comments at the time summed it up, " it doesnt feel like a big car, you dont feel like you are sitting up and dont feel as safe as the RAV"
If you park your Antara next to one of these "new generation" SUV / crossoversyou will see how chunkythe Antara still looks.With manufacturers lowering rooflines and going for more sleeker shapes at some point a AWD estate is going to be a better option than a SUV.I also noticed that Nissan will be offering the new Xtrail as FWD with 4 wheeldrive as an option again its moving away from the concept of a SUV.
So yes pics show it to be a very nice looking car...........but as a SUV?.........I suppose it depends what you are looking for and your needs.
I wouldn't really disagree with anything you said Doc.

For me the Antara seems to no longer be a choice for my next car. It's not available from Motability any more. The Captiva is still available though - for now.

In a couple of years time when my contract comes up for renewal, there may be a new model Antara on the market by then, but I doubt it will be available from Motability.

Since the rules changed last year on Motability, the choice of AWD cars is now very limited, especially if you want an Auto AWD car. So I will just have to make the best of whatever is available at the time.

My previous car was a Volvo XC70, which is notverySUV like, although it had a lot more ground clearance then the V70. I liked that car from a driving point of view, but it was always in and out of the dealer for repairs. So I'm not averse to the idea of a normal looking car which has AWD.

If I can't get a tall SUV next time I'm sure I'll miss the experience, at least for a while. You soon get used to whatever car you are driving, so I wont miss the Antara for long.


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Most suvs come in a choice of 2 or Awd depending on your needs. If you turn right out of our village you have a bus service (crap but it's there) so the road is gritted in the winter but the roads are liable to flooding, so Mrs Dilligaf drives a 2wd Mokka.
I however turn left where the lane in less used and more chance of settled snow so have the awd Antara.
A lot of people drive suvs for height, I am no longer cracking my head on the roof as I did in my 407. Plus I have more chance of getting home at 3am in the winter.
 

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Dilligaf said:
Most suvs come in a choice of 2 or Awd depending on your needs. If you turn right out of our village you have a bus service (crap but it's there) so the road is gritted in the winter but the roads are liable to flooding, so Mrs Dilligaf drives a 2wd Mokka.
I however turn left where the lane in less used and more chance of settled snow so have the awd Antara.
A lot of people drive suvs for height, I am no longer cracking my head on the roof as I did in my 407. Plus I have more chance of getting home at 3am in the winter.
What are you doing out at that time in the morning you should be tucked up with a nice cup of coco
 

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Most suvs come in a choice of 2 or Awd depending on your needs. If you turn right out of our village you have a bus service (crap but it's there) so the road is gritted in the winter but the roads are liable to flooding, so Mrs Dilligaf drives a 2wd Mokka.
I however turn left where the lane in less used and more chance of settled snow so have the awd Antara.
A lot of people drive suvs for height, I am no longer cracking my head on the roof as I did in my 407. Plus I have more chance of getting home at 3am in the winter.
What are you doing out at that time in the morning you should be tucked up with a nice cup of coco
Getting fresh food into the stores ready for the next day.
 

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Dilligaf said:
wilma08 said:
Dilligaf said:
Most suvs come in a choice of 2 or Awd depending on your needs. If you turn right out of our village you have a bus service (crap but it's there) so the road is gritted in the winter but the roads are liable to flooding, so Mrs Dilligaf drives a 2wd Mokka.
I however turn left where the lane in less used and more chance of settled snow so have the awd Antara.
A lot of people drive suvs for height, I am no longer cracking my head on the roof as I did in my 407. Plus I have more chance of getting home at 3am in the winter.
What are you doing out at that time in the morning you should be tucked up with a nice cup of coco
Getting fresh food into the stores ready for the next day.
Your a lorry driver ( I hope your not one of those ones that cut out from the slow lane and still stay at 60 in the fast lane)
 

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wilma08 said:
Dilligaf said:
wilma08 said:
Dilligaf said:
Most suvs come in a choice of 2 or Awd depending on your needs. If you turn right out of our village you have a bus service (crap but it's there) so the road is gritted in the winter but the roads are liable to flooding, so Mrs Dilligaf drives a 2wd Mokka.
I however turn left where the lane in less used and more chance of settled snow so have the awd Antara.
A lot of people drive suvs for height, I am no longer cracking my head on the roof as I did in my 407. Plus I have more chance of getting home at 3am in the winter.
What are you doing out at that time in the morning you should be tucked up with a nice cup of coco
Getting fresh food into the stores ready for the next day.
Your a lorry driver ( I hope your not one of those ones that cut out from the slow lane and still stay at 60 in the fast lane)
No our company has restricted the lorries to 50mph to save fuel but tell customers it's because they take their safety seriously. I sit in the inside lane at 48mph.
I also stick to the 40 mph maximum speed for lorries on single carriageways which upsets other lorry drivers who want to race everywhere.
 

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Looking at the Qashqai, the thing that struck me is the high rear door level. With 3 kids, 2 of them quite small still, I can't imagine they'd be able to even see out of those, even with booster seats.

Those bulky rear quarters also look like they'll give you terrible vision. I know a lot of drivers don't bother looking what's behind them and just change lanes whenever they feel like it, but, I prefer a quick look over my shoulder at what's there.


The Mrs drives 4x4's for a living, and there are no Nissan's in the fleet... just not up to the job. Think the unanimous vote is for Discovery's (work won't buy Range Rovers unless you're London way). They also use Land Cruisers and Mitsubishis, just for variety.
 

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It will be called the Rogue I watched it being made on you tube not bad they even made a white one yippeeee
 

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It will be called the Rogue I watched it being made on you tube not bad they even made a white one yippeeee
Hope they are better than the USA version of the rogue.... personally wouldn't entertain one of them, hate the shape and doesn't look anywhere near as solid as the current qashqai
 
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