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Old December 28th, 2013, 11:20 PM
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Polaris Ranger

Went and spec'd out a Polaris Ranger today. Damn thing came out to $20,109 plus TTL. They're offering $1k off. If I didn't already have a Defender me thinks i would just buy an older beater 90. I spec'd it out with some add-ons, but MSRP is still $15k plus...
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Old December 28th, 2013, 11:49 PM
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A $20k Defender will not be as reliable, get as good of fuel economy, or be as versatile off highway as most SxS. The SxS will eat up off pavement miles with a smile where as a vehicle of any kind will get scratched, dinged, worn and require a lot of maintenance afterwards.

You already have a nice 90, get a SxS. But a Can-Am instead.

And you must have checked every option box to get to $20k. A RZR or special edition?
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Old December 29th, 2013, 12:04 AM
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those Samurai were/are pretty cool little trucks. I always wanted a spec'd desert type buggy.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 01:11 AM
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Polaris rangers will take a beating & a rolling like nobody's business. Never seen a vehicle take the same amount of abuse. Not sure how they are compared to other UTVs/side by sides, but they're great.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 08:45 AM
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I've rode them all, wouldn't have anything but Polaris. I have a Ranger 900 XP and a Sportsman 850. Click image for larger version

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Old December 29th, 2013, 09:36 AM
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That's wht I spec'd right there, Polaris 900XP in camo with cab roof, glass front/rear window and a few others options. I'm still going down this route, i may just look at my option "needs" closer.

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Polaris rangers will take a beating & a rolling like nobody's business. Never seen a vehicle take the same amount of abuse. Not sure how they are compared to other UTVs/side by sides, but they're great.
The place I went sold Can-Am, Polaris and Yamaha. The rep was sold on Polaris. Yamaha's new one (can't remember the name but it's noth the rhino) was nice, but it's the same money as the Polaris and down on HP. The Can Ams all looked like the Razr, they didn't appear to have a utility model. I'll look online.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 09:41 AM
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I have a full size truck now, a Raptor. I used to have a little stick shift Ford Ranger in the 80's, no way it would have beeen good on muddy hunting trails. I see why UTVs and 4 wheelers are popular now. They check a lot of boxes.
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That's wht I spec'd right there, Polaris 900XP in camo with cab roof, glass front/rear window and a few others options. I'm still going down this route, i may just look at my option "needs" closer. ------ Follow up post added December 29th, 2013 08:40 AM ------ The place I went sold Can-Am, Polaris and Yamaha. The rep was sold on Polaris. Yamaha's new one (can't remember the name but it's noth the rhino) was nice, but it's the same money as the Polaris and down on HP. The Can Ams all looked like the Razr, they didn't appear to have a utility model. I'll look online.
For Ranger I would def recommend the cab system if nothing else. Also a winch is a must. Other than those options I could do without the rest but it's nice!
Look for a 2013, there are still some models out there and are the same as the 14's when it comes to Ranger. 13's might have more aggressive pricing.
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I like both Polaris and Yamaha but the new Yamaha Viking has some serious hardcore 4x4 chops. True 4wd, locking diffs, great wheelbase, width for three. Downside no crewcab for 4 and no diesel. There is a YouTube video that compares them head to head. Of course it's a Yamaha video.
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I have a can-am commander 1000 X and I love it. My cousin works at a testing facility and said that the commander overall have faired better on their course. But the ranger was my close second choice, I really liked the bench up front. But in the end I want this to be more fun than work and the commander suspension is pretty great.

I struggled with the price and the whole "I could buy a jeep or a defender,etc for the price" but at the end of the day it's not a jeep/defender and won't replace one. I think you can have more fun bombing around in something that was made for that, then to worry about if you broke or damaged something that was intended to get you home as well.

I do like the polaris quick connect cab stuff, that's pretty slick. I have had polaris atvs in the past and loved them. I just thought the commander was a better fit for what I wanted to do with it. I hear that the 900 ranger stuff really helped with the cab heat from the engine since they pushed it back.
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Just picked up my RZR 1000 today.

Looking forward to some off road trips soon.
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Just picked up my RZR 1000 today, this is how I spend all that money I save from buying non genuine tire covers!

Looking forward to some off road trips soon.
I really want to drive that, but I'm fairly confident that I will kill/severely injure myself.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 08:50 PM
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As much as I've broken every Polaris, from Sportsman to Ranger that I've worked hard/ridden, that RZR is a looker for sure. Not so sure about the "DOHC" part though, kind of corny.
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