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Hi all,


I'm on holiday in the highlands and have been using the forestrytracks as an exciting detour back to my holiday home. There's one stretch where the "road" climbs very steeply, turns sharply 180degrees and has been recently harvested so has been carved up to 6"+ sloppy mud where there's been so much rain recently the water is still running down it in streams. Well anyway we started slow and we made our way up "nae bother" so have been spoiling my 4 year old with extra trips that way. I even opened the drivers door, and hung out so I could check the rear wheels were spinning when they needed to and they sure were..... The only thing was, it was accompanied by a nasty burning smell - I think essence du clutch, but wasn't sure if that was theHaldex clutch (if there is one?
) or the ordinary one. Never mind, still got us up the hill every time - not like the 2wd version video'don youtube. I'd definitely recommend a trip to the highlands for any thrill seeking Kugan - although I'm hoping the same performance insnow having seen tomorrow's forecast
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Nice to see another owner daring to venture off road in their Kuga
should have taken some pics and posted them here.


I found the same as you... the Kuga is more than capable on the rough stuff, its just not as much fun trying to get it clean again!



Graham.
 

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Not like that stupid berk on 5th gear. Watched him again last night on Youtube. What was he thinking of and who paid for the £7K damage to the Kuga?

Agreed, what a pointless test. Used to enjoy fifth fear but what with all the crap presenters currently on there (led by Tom Ford) its getting harder and harder to watch.



Top Gear is back soon, I wonder if they will test the Kuga on there? Maybe not as its not a 6.0 V8 petrol with 500BHP!!!!
 

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I wanted to get a picture, but wasn't driving in wellies and I'm on my own with our 4 year old and don't want her holding the digital SLR thank you very much...


So here's someother Kuga porn from the highlands anyway.... First General Wade's road between Foyers and Fort Augustus...







Oh and today's snow from the bedroom window, we're heading out very soon!







I'll see what I can do regarding the hill climb pics.........
 

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Great Pics
and thats a lovely looking Kuga (just happens to be the same as mine!)


That snow looks great fun..... here's hoping we see some down in Wales sometime soon.



Look forward to the off road pics.



Cheers.
 

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Great pics Wildyce... looks like ur having a lot of fun! Just keep the speed down cos the roadee tyres will slide beautifully into that pile of sticks if u give it too much welly!


The burning smell might be caused by the traction control kicking in (can anyone confirm???). My scooby used to do the same thing sometimes when messing around and my 'm8 in the know' said that it was the traction control. Spose it would make sense in that soup ur in! No idea how all that gubbins works tho!?!
 

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Nice little vid!!! Is that white smoke coming out the zorst in the final scene!?!


What software didyou use to edit ur vid? Nice little effects going on there!
 

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Thanks Amser, The software was the standard Microsoft movie maker which comes free with Vista. I think (hope) that the white smoke is just a bit of steam as was just above zero this morning, and the air is very damp in this village.
 

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Sure it's fine, just didnt see any in the other clips!
It has been a bit chilly sudden of all... The clocks went back and down came the thermostat too! It's been about 4 deg Cin North Wales yesterday and today and it seems the little dashboard gargoyle has decided to twang his chime every couple of miles to say its cold! It's getting a bit irritating to be honest!
 

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yes, went further North on Tuesday in blizzards and as temperature went up and down between 3 and -1 degrees, it beeped every time the snowflake changed between orange and red accordingly. Quite annoying I agree.....
 

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I had the same problem yesterday with the sensor going up and down.
I found myself shouting at the car
to shut up I know its bloody cold stop beeping at me every few minuets.Edited by: Essex_boy
 
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