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Poll: Most Reliable and Best Utility ATV " For My Described Use "

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by BCH, Jan 1, 2011.

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Best Brand for me

  1. Polaris 800 EFI

    20.1%
  2. Honda 680

    37.4%
  3. Arctic Cat

    4.7%
  4. Suzuki King Quad

    6.5%
  5. Yamaha Grizzly

    31.3%
  1. Jan 2, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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    3rd on the can am 650. My friends dad's is used to haul things, trail ride, and hunt with. Has 2500 miles. I believe before Can Am they were called Bombardier
     
  2. Jan 2, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    I would never buy a Polaris. One of my buddies works on ATV's for a living, all I hear him talk about is how he's always working on Polaris' and Yamahas', due to belts and such. I've heard him say several times that Honda and Suzuki are the best when it comes to reliability. That being said one of the best ATV's your going to find is the older Honda 300 4x4's, they never quit. If your looking at hauling so much weight you may want to look into something like a Kawasaki Mule, Yamaha Rhino, or Kawasaki Teryx.

    Have you looked at the Kawasaki Brute Force? Ive heard nothing but good about those.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    Capita

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    My vote is for the Honda. These things are very reliable and last a very long time. Just do regular maintaince and it will last forever.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    BCH

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    Oh yea, I've actually ridden the JD Gator and the Kubota RTV900 Diesels. They seem to have lots of power. I just wanted a quad though. More fun in the summer.

    I would get the honda but it doesn't have low/high gearing and I gotta get a 2010 for diff lock...........expensive.

    Very aware of Honda products, I have an 08 Accord EXL. Nice car
     
  5. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:09 PM
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    uood8

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    Honda quads for reliability. My GF's Cousin just changed the oil for the 2nd time in his 350 Rancher...It has over 1k miles on it.

    My Honda quad is maintained to the max and runs like a champ.

    GF's dad has a Bombardier with 64 miles on it, it won't start and nobody around here works on it other than the Can Am dealer and they quoted 1400 dollars. Its been sitting under a cover for over a year now.

    I have heard good things about the Kawi Brute Forces.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2011 at 1:14 AM
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    tlh178

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    64 miles would still be under warranty!
     
  7. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    DIVER_5

    DIVER_5 DIVER_5

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    I OWN THE 2006 HONDA RUBICON 500. ILL TELL YOU SINCE I BOUGHT IT NEW I HAVE ONLY REPLACED THE WINCH DUE TO E ABUSING IT. OTHER THAN THAT I ADDED THINGS THAT WERE IMPORTANT TO ME.
    I HAVE RIDDEN ALL TYPES, I BOUGHT IT IN TENNESEE TO RIDE IT IN MIAMI ENJOYED IT THERE. EVERYONE THERE THAT I WENT RIDING WITH WAS RIDING THEM AS WELL FOR THE MOST PART. HERE ARE A FEW REASONS THAT MADE ME CHOOSE IT. (HONDA NAME) TRIED AND TRUE, 3RD HEADLIGHT ON THE HANDLEBARS THAT IS MOVEABLE WHEN YOU TURN THE BIKE. HAVING JUST THE STATIONARY ONES ON THE FRONT IS LIMITING.
    ALSO HAVING THE PULL START OPTION IN CASE THE BATTERY DRAINS, WAS A PERK SINCE I MIGHT BE IN THE SWAMP ON MY OWN AT TIMES.
    NOW, I LIVE IN ALASKA AND THE PERKS FOR MY MACHINE UP HERE ARE LOAD CAPABILITY, THE HUNTERS LOVE THEM. THEY ARE VERY QUIET STOCK, YOU CAN PUT IN THE HID LIGHT ON THEM SO YOU CAN USE THEM FOR SPOT LIGHTING, IT HAS A 12VOLT OUTLET TO RUN OTHER EQUIP, GREAT CLEARANCE, AND ONE OF MY BIGGIES IS THAT THE RADIATOR IS PROTECTED, SOME OTHER MACHINES HAVE THEM READILY EXPOSED.
    I HAVE 2 BUDDIES THE HAD STICKS JAB THROUGH EM WHILE RIDING IN THE WOODS.
    OTHER BIG PERKS, POWER STEERING ON THE 07 AND NEWER. VERY SOFT COMFY SEAT, AUTOMATIC, BUILT IN GPS, DRY STORAGE COMPARTMENT, TOW ROPE STORAGE COMPARTMENT, AND LOW GEAR FOR CRAWLING OVER THINGS.
    MINE WAS SPENDY BUT IT IS TRIED AND TRUE. THE 500CC RUBICON WAS NOT AN OPTION IN YOUR POLL HOWEVER IT IS ONE I WOULD DEF CONSIDER OR THE RINCON.
    THEY ARE SPENDY, BUT
    THEY HOLD THERE VALUE AND IF YOU DESIDED TO GET RID OF IT YOU WOULD GET TOP DOLLAR.
    THINGS I ADDED AT PURCHASE FOR MINE WAS FULL SKIDS, HID LIGHT, WARN WINCH, MUDLIGHT TIRES, BLACK STEEL WHEELS, EXAUST, JET KIT, HAND WARMERS.
    I ABSOLUTLEY LOVE IT.
    JUST TRY AND LOOK FOR RUBICONS ON CRAIGSLIST, PEOPLE DONT SELL THEM. THEY KEEP EM. I TRIED TO BUY MINE IN MIAMI. THEY WERE A JOKE AND SHITTY TO WORK WITH AT HONDA CYCLE CENTER.
    I TOOK MY PURCHASE TO CHATENOOGA TENNESEEE AND MY TWO ROOMATES AND MYSELF ALL BOUGHT ONE.
    THEY WERE $1800 CHEAPER. LARGEST HONDA ATV DEALER IN THE U.S.
    GOOD LUCK.
     
  8. Jan 6, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    '03-'04 500cc 4x4 Artic Cat.Shaft drive.Rated 1k towing.5 speed manual
    w/hi-lo.Great machine.
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  9. Jan 6, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    HONDA FTW.
     
  10. Jan 6, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    Honda cause they run forever.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    RideFast on the flats.

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    u described a honda. Get the honda
     
  12. Jan 7, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    krimson

    krimson Nothin

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    Honda Rancher 420 4x4 fa sho
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  13. Jan 7, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    I have an 07 Rancher 420fm and love the machine a lot
     
  14. Jan 7, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    Get a honda foreman or rubicon....they are indestructable, have low gearing, simple, and will tow anything. You can also buy a new one within your asking price. I know guys that have over 7000 trouble free miles on theirs and they still run good. I have a 2008 foreman EPS with 1500 miles and i like it alot. Good luck....
     
  15. Jan 7, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    I would never recomend a Honda; at least not their Rincon. We have some rough trails out where I am and we go riding a lot. I have a Grizzly 700 with 30" Mudzillas on it. I have had it for almost 3 years now and have never had to replace anything on it. I don't go easy on it either. In my opinion the Yamaha is something that is going to hold up to abuse and won't let you down. I don't have much experience with a Polaris 4wheelers just there side by side and that is horrible (only because it sits so low to the ground). Just my opinion and that is from seeing other 4wheelers out on the trails as well. Suzuki is a pretty nice machine also my dad has one and I like it. I am just not very familiar with it.
     
  16. Jan 7, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    I forgot about Hondas foreman. I must say that is a nice and very reliable 4wheeler. I almost went with that other than I wanted a bit more power and did not want to go with hondas rincon.
     
  17. Jan 7, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    Foremans are badass quads. My neighbor has one and its a beast. It needs a whole new subframe and plastics though. It rolled about 15 times down a steep hillside but it still runs.
     
  18. Jan 7, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    Those foremans are amazing. I'd have one in a second if I needed a good work atv
     
  19. Jan 7, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    uood8 If You Search...You Shall Find.

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  20. Jan 7, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Honda is like Toyota
     
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