I've had a Xi5 for about a year and a half, if the 3 is as good as the 5 you've got nothing to worry about. And as far as the foot control goes I never once used mine. I always used the remote. It's not hard to get used to it and will give you a lot more fishing time!
Agree with this. I've had the Xi5 since they first came out. It has been a great trolling motor. Never use the foot pedal.
To me it would be hard to use the remote and not the foot but Iam shocked that MG has not come out with something to match the Ultrex.
I'm sure that it's coming.
Honestly, I love my Xi5. It has changed the way I fish. Having said that, still wish I would've waited and bought an Ultrex. My uncle bought one that I installed on his boat and got to use for a weekend. That thing is SWEET!