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Morning all,

Some advice please, I've test driven the Q30 and really like it a lot. My concerns are parts availability and dealership support for this car, I understand it's (mostly) a Merc under the covers so is that an avenue should new parts be required?

Thanks for any advice

Michael
 

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It is 95-99% a merc (a250/gla250). I haven't had any issues with parts to date, the mercs themselves are quite common (aus).
What you may have issue with is any body work or things exclusive to the q30, but if you need new panels you have most likely just had a crash.
Warranty situation in my country (aus) is lousy, yeah I can still get stuff done, but there is only 1 place left in my state that will do warranty repairs and there is a long wait time for parts.
 

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I very much agree with Notapplicable. Maintenance service parts are easy to get in the UK so no issues there. Nissan UK will cover the warranty up and until three years old. Repair parts are available but through official channels (Nissan) and are standard dealer prices. Its all do-able on the service, repair and rebuild parts side as Nissan have an obligation to cover this.
As I am sure you know, it is a purchase cost against future issues type gamble.

Good luck and keep us informed on whether you purchase a Q30 or no Mzm70 🖐
 

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Thank you both for your reply, it reassuring as you seem to get a lot of car for the money. I understand the depreciation and that's sort-of factored in to the buying cost. The car I have me eye on is a low mileage 2018 so already outside warranty.

I'll keep you informed.

Michael
 

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I think one of the important things for me is that my local Nissan dealer is also an Infiniti Authorised Repair Centre and I have used them since 2016 with my first Q30. I bought my second Q30 in August this year and I have no worries as it has been mentioned above, it is a majority of Merc mechanics under the hood and anything Infiniti, Nissan are covering.
 

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That's good to know, I do have an Infinity dealership (close-ish) in Slough and their reviews look good.

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Thank you both for your reply, it reassuring as you seem to get a lot of car for the money. I understand the depreciation and that's sort-of factored in to the buying cost. The car I have me eye on is a low mileage 2018 so already outside warranty.

I'll keep you informed.

Michael
Hi Michael
I have a QX30 2.2D and its a great machine.I'm in the UK and my local garage does all my servicing with no issue its also a 2018 plate.
 

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Very nice, I really like the moonroof and privacy glass extra options, looks like you have the radar cruise too. Congrats on your purchase. Its a 2018.5 similar to mine, we get the full sport running gear (engine, brakes, gbox and suspension) with lighter cloth roof lining and the cloth seats as you get in the Luxe model. I call mine a GT rather than Sport as the interior lends itself to touring more than sporting IMHO :cool:

very handsome car
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Thanks, it's a bit of an oddity, it has <9k and 2 services but is immaculate...Inchcape give a 1 year warranty......so here's hoping.
 

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I have around 10.5k at the moment, I love the handling and the engine torque is very impressive. There is some really clever tech in the Q30S from a drivers perspective. It is so easy to drive, I went on holiday earlier this year and got impressive MPG on a run as per picture and I get around 40mpg average, 25mpg in speed demon mode. Did you know the engine has a special balancer module fitted to it so it runs smoother than a normal 4 cylinder? all thanks to Mercedes. The 2.0t are quite rare, many more diesels about.
As you can tell I am smitten 😄 I have the Q30 bug 😇 Brilliant cars IMHO. Vehicle Speedometer Car Motor vehicle Tachometer
 

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It was my wife who spotted this car as we were walking round a Lexus dealership and really like the look and style (she said it had nice eyes!!), however she got cold feet as she didn't want to part with her S2000.

I'd been thinking of changing my Yeti which had been a loyal servant for 6 years and I fancied a bit of luxury, not that the Yeti was uncomfortable it certainly isn't.....but once the seed was sown..
 

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It was my wife who spotted this car as we were walking round a Lexus dealership and really like the look and style (she said it had nice eyes!!), however she got cold feet as she didn't want to part with her S2000.

I'd been thinking of changing my Yeti which had been a loyal servant for 6 years and I fancied a bit of luxury, not that the Yeti was uncomfortable it certainly isn't.....but once the seed was sown..
I had been looking at that one, but it didnt have the sport seats and it was £400 cheaper a few weeks ago which kind of annoyed me
 

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Infiniti did design the headlights to resemble eyes. The designer would be happy that your wife thought so too. I tried a few varients of the Q30, liked the cloth seats the best as the headrest is adjustable and the seats breath better. Prices do fluctuate but these cars are rare as the cornish sea badger so finding one now in a spec you are happy with is a good deal. My wife loves driving ours but she is banned from driving it down the country lanes to work as it would be scratched, drenched and dented up in no time. 😣 she has a small old 4x4 for that. Our Q30s is reserved for weekends and holidays lucky thing 🖐 I am confident your wife will love driving it, or should i say sitting in it whilst it sort of drives itself.. 😄
 

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I did test drive this 4-5 weeks ago and yes it was cheaper (don't remember £400 difference though), but selling the Yeti will rebalance this slightly so I'm not bothered. I did look around and the 2.0l petrol are pretty rare, especially for something in such great nick and low mileage, £17+k seemed a reasonable price, certainly not extortionate.
 
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