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I have lost sleeps for a few days and even got panic attacks while trying to decide which car to buy - 7 seater outlander or a Nissan Qashqai. I personally liked outlander more but my Wife was against outlander due to higher fuel, road tax and insurance compared to qashqai. Also she cited that we have a family of 4 and do not need such a big car. Help me!!!

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


There are a lot of pros and some cons to each vehicle you are considering. You will want to take a good look at what financing would look like on both vehicles. Also consider future repair costs, gas mileage, and any accessories you may need when calculating costs. Seeing these types of numbers in front of you may help. Consider the potential for any future children that my warrant a bigger vehicle, if you know there will not be any more, then you may not need the larger option. Good luck! 

LeeAnn Shattuck, Chief Car Chick at The Car Chick

It sounds like your wife has done some good research on the costs of ownership of each vehicle and believes the Qashqai makes more financial sense for your family.  Why pay for more vehicle than you need?  Without knowing more about your family situation and vehicle needs, I can't tell you which is the best car for you.  They are both pretty good vehicles, so I recommend listening to your wife.  :-)

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