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Old 10-12-2020, 10:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Should I or shouldn't I?

Help me make a decision.

I am ready to pull the trigger on one of these. Granted it will cost me as much as my first house cost.
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on what your primary use is. Puttering around the farm, some hunting, they are fine. Get the one with heater and AC. These are NOT as capable as you would think they should be in rough terrain, I've seen some not able to climb trails other machines breeze over.

Also, being a Polaris... it will put a smile on your face every time you drive it for the first 6 months... every month after it just puts a smile on your mechanics face.

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Old 10-12-2020, 10:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No, you shouldn't. Here is the better option. Especially for $30k.
https://www.jeep.com/wrangler.html

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Hard to find a jeep who's suspension matches that of most SXS. There is a reason most of them drive around way too fast. But I get a kick out of watching all the SXS go by with everybody behind sucking all that dust. Priceless.
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For what they want for those SxS you can redo the suspension in the Jeep and have a better vehicle still for less than what you will pay for the SxS
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Old 10-13-2020, 12:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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For what they want for those SxS you can redo the suspension in the Jeep and have a better vehicle still for less than what you will pay for the SxS

Exactly. There is a reason the Wrangler is the king of offroad as solid axle wins King of the Hammers pretty much every year. Only issue is they are junk reliably.

But anyways thatís not what we area talking about here.

My unit uses about 10 Polaris rangers for search and rescue operations. We have the same ones for about 10 years now and have had very little issues with them.

Iím actually looking at something myself for SxS for next season. Iím beating my truck up. I wonít buy new. Considering a RZR but for many reasons. Hunting, driving around with the family, taking it out to desert and ride around, bear lake, etc.

Starting looking at the Can-Ams but they are expensive.


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Old 10-13-2020, 08:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm kind of leaning toward the Northstar for my wife, with the enclosed cab and heat and air.

I am thinking of new because the 2017, 18, and 19 had transmission issues, they have a fix that solve the problem but the 2020 and 21 have a whole new transmission that is more robust.
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No, you shouldn't. Here is the better option. Especially for $30k.
https://www.jeep.com/wrangler.html

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Good suggestion but I already own one of these.

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Depends on what your primary use is. Puttering around the farm, some hunting, they are fine. Get the one with heater and AC. These are NOT as capable as you would think they should be in rough terrain, I've seen some not able to climb trails other machines breeze over.

Also, being a Polaris... it will put a smile on your face every time you drive it for the first 6 months... every month after it just puts a smile on your mechanics face.

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I know that they had a lot of issues in the past but thought that they got most of those worked out.

There are a lot of them out there and not many for sale. I had some experience with a friends Terex and it seemed like a good machine and he has had zero problems,

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