hessisgod said:Its the brand rather than the offroad ability that is the price tag. Its reputed to be one of the worst off road 4x4s on the market, even by "soft-roader" standards. Looked at the X3 before buying a Kuga and didn't think they were worth the extra. I priced one at £33k which is for equivalent spec of a Titanium Kuga. Basically 10k+ for a badge and not as striking in the looks dept. Drive both, it'll make your mind up and I reckon you won't want to splash out the extra money.
flanaia1 I'd agree on most points and like you have looked around all the usual suspects too. However I gotta say the X5's interior/exterior to me is without question. I'd agree on the X3 which I think is poor (however the boot is huge in comparison to the Kuga). X5 interior is beautifully put together if a little on the bland side. Sounds a nice spec you've ordered though, be interestedd to hear how youy get on with the spider tunning.flanaia1 said:See my other post but I test drove, Merc M, BMW X3 & X5, Rav 4, Mitsubishi Outlander, Freelander and the Kuga, BMW just overpriced basic inside poor ride and poor build quality applied to bot X5 & X3. X3 and Kuga are about the same space wise inside. For driving dynamics, fuel consumption and value for money the Kuga can't be beaten I just ordered a Titanium X spec'd up to the hilt and still spent £6k less than an basic X3. By adding a spider intelligent tuning box the bhp will go up from 140 to 175 and the tourque 320 -400 0 -60 down to 9 secs and it will return better fuel consumption all for £375