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Polarice
12-10-2010, 02:55 PM
I'm thinking about buying a couple of atvs. I'm going to use them for trail riding in the UP and some off trail to get to some fishing holes.

What do you recommend? I don't even know where to start.

doo_dr
12-10-2010, 04:01 PM
I'm thinking about buying a couple of atvs. I'm going to use them for trail riding in the UP and some off trail to get to some fishing holes.

What do you recommend? I don't even know where to start.

I really believe the key to having a "Good Ride" is the support you get from your dealer. While we are all bias on brands it really comes down to who is caring for your needs. Unless you are skilled in working on your ATV you will need a servicing dealer. Make note, "SERVICING DEALER". Not the Big Box/Volume dealer that has 25 salesmen and 2 mechanics. When you have found one, or maybe more,then look for an ATV that fits your needs and budget. A couple days on the Internet and you will find any problems or issues. Then you are on your way. People ask me what brand to buy all of the time and my answer is "Which ever local dealer has the best service department". The best thing that can happen to you is all of the brands in your area having great dealers. Then you can just let the wife pick the ATV. :) JK women!!!!

msp381
12-10-2010, 04:23 PM
I have a 2004 Polaris 500 ho I am thinking of selling. It has 1000 miles, winch, windshield, plow. thinking around 3800. I am in the U.P

Polarice
12-10-2010, 04:47 PM
I have a 2004 Polaris 500 ho I am thinking of selling. It has 1000 miles, winch, windshield, plow. thinking around 3800. I am in the U.P

Which part of the UP?

eao
12-10-2010, 07:57 PM
I have a 2006 Honda Rincon 680 and I have never needed a dealer. 3,000 miles and its never broken down or needed anything repaired.

jr37
12-10-2010, 08:58 PM
I have a '98 Honda Foreman. It has never been to the dealer. You can buy different brands for different reasons, but you buy a Honda reliability.

Marty P
12-11-2010, 12:54 PM
Doo Dr, pretty dam good answer…

In addition, depends on what type of rider you are or want to be:

Honda = without question, reliability

Can Am = without question, performance

Everyone else is somewhere after these two, pick which one you are.

dafalls
12-11-2010, 03:11 PM
I have a 2006 Honda Rincon 680 and I have never needed a dealer. 3,000 miles and its never broken down or needed anything repaired.


I also have a 2006 Honda Foreman 500 that i use to plow a 1 mile road back to our cabin. It is not the fastest machine nor the most comfortable but it sure is reliable!

little_swede
12-11-2010, 11:38 PM
All machines are pretty good anymore. We all have our favorites. I have a couple Arctic Cats and they have been trouble free.

Agree with finding someone who will provide good service.

Try them out and pick one you like. If I were to buy again, I would look at power steering. I have a 650 and the wife has a 400. The 400 provides more than enough power and comfort for trail riding.

doo_dr
12-15-2010, 04:34 PM
Doo Dr, pretty dam good answer…

In addition, depends on what type of rider you are or want to be:

Honda = without question, reliability

Can Am = without question, performance

Everyone else is somewhere after these two, pick which one you are.

Thanks for compliment!
I personally have owned all of them with the exception of Suzuki (No local dealers). They are all good units but I guess I would favor Kawasaki and BRP.