I was parking at a dealership the other day and, as I climbed out of my car, I was greeted by a salesman shouting from the other end of the forecourt.
"Wanna flog it mate?" he bawled.
Turns out the dealership, a decent-sized independent, literally can't get hold of enough quality used Qashqai's to satisfy demand.
Apparently, if they park a Qashqai in prime position on their roadside site in the morning, it'll be gone by the evening.
And a prime example of Qashqai loveliness like AOL Car's stunning white 360 would, so I'm told, have droves of would-be buyers making a beeline for the dealership and the phones ringing hot.
Clearly, I decided not to sell – our illustrious editor and the Nissan press office may have had something to say about that – but I've got to say, I'm not surprised.
And nor was I surprised when the original Qashqai, won yet another prestigious industry award – this time for used car of the year – last month.
Our 1.5 dCi model is now approaching its first scheduled service and it's performed without so much as a hiccup. From the moment it was delivered, and despite the constant pounding it takes from our team, it has been faultless in every regard.
To be honest, if I were looking for a second-hand family car, I'd struggle to look beyond it.
Author: Mal Hay
Model:Nissan Qashqai 360
Price:£22,090 (as tested)
Engine:1.6-litre, turbocharged diesel
Power: 128bhp, 320Nm
Mileage this month:1,522
Costs this month: £0