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Old 04-03-2007, 11:33 AM
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Which ATV

I can imagine 4wheelers are loyal to brands just like truck guys are but I need an honest opinion.

For those of you that know me, my wife and I own a small horse ranch in Arlington. We've been looking for a good used ATV 4X4. I do not want to spend a fortune as I am paying cash and my limit is $2500-$3000.
I keep finding 400 polrais' from the late 90's and a few late 90 Suzuki's as well. I need the utility type ATV. and I want something that with maintenece will last. I know how to look for a ragged out bike and I assume the ATV's are roughly the same.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

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Paul
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:39 AM
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please stay away from the poooolaris. honda is at the top of the line in the durability department, then i would go with the yamaha. the suzukis will run, but for how long is a good question.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:41 AM
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Thanks quick,
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no problem. i mess with the atvs quite a bit around here and it seems like the hondas and yamahas will hold up well. i am sure there will be others that dissagree, but to each their own.
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I agree with quick, except Yamaha 1st Honda 2nd.
Do you have to have 4x4?
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:52 AM
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me? yes. i have the rincon 650, my dad has the grizzley 450 and my buddies have the 660's. the 660 will out run the honda, but i am stuck on the honda, i like the ride better. yamaha has been doing their homework on their machines. i mainly mess with the sport bikes though.
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I agree with quick, except Yamaha 1st Honda 2nd.
Do you have to have 4x4?

Yea, 4X4 is a must, lots of towing feed sacks around and small trailers with manure in thick sand,
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I'm sorry, but I got called away from the puter earlier, check this out New Vehicles from Abernathy's Cycle Sales - Honda/Yamaha/Polaris Dont know how far from Union City, Tenn. you are but for me it was worth the fuel and time spent.
Unless you can find that great deal on a clean used ATV its usually better to buy new, and from what you say you will be using it for I'd go at least 400cc.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:08 AM
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Well guys I found a good used one last night. A 99 Kawasaki Prairie 400 4X4 one owner and it appears to be in good shape $2400.00 Its been sitting for about a year with no use and still has the original tires on it. Its the nicest I've seen since we started looking.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:35 AM
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Hey if the used Kawi doesn't work out, go to Southern Honda on the internet, it's in Chatanooga TN, and they are the #1 selling Honda dealer in the Nation. There prices blows everyone else out the water.
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