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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Gonna buy a new wheeler.

Currently have a 1991 (I think) Yamaha big bear 4x4
I want to get one of these..not sure which one yet..hoping someone can help me choose..

~Yamaha Blaster 200
~Honda 400ex
~Yamaha Banshee
~Yamaha Warrior

I'd be using it for trails in the woods and dirt roads.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 11:44 AM
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trails

we use utility atv's here for trails. way to rough for sport quads.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 05:05 AM
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KTM 525 xc

Im selling mine if you interseted.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 02:22 AM
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I've always been a fan of the Yamaha Banshee. Those two-stroke motors just scream. If you're thinking about buying a brand new ATV, you should take a look at this first:

The Dirty Little Secret About Buying a Brand New ATV

The off-the-lot depreciation is pretty high, especially for Sport ATVs.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 02:25 AM
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KTM-1, that's a nice looking Quad. Check out my ATV listing guide - it will give you some great suggestions to help you sell your ride.

How to List and Sell an ATV online

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 08:56 AM
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new atv's

I bought new and I am happy as can be 2012 Polaris Sportsmen 500
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 01:57 PM
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Hi Slayer1962,

I have no doubt you are happy with your purchase. Polaris makes a great machine and I'm sure it will serve you well. It's also worth mentioning that Polaris' MSRP for a new ATV is much better than the competitors. Subsequently, they tend to have the best resale value in the pre-owned market. That said, if I were in the market for a Polaris ATV, my personal preference would be to find a well-maintained previously owned vehicle and save myself some money in the process. Here's an example of what I'm talking about:

MSRP for a new 2012 Sportsman 500 is $6,199 (according to Nadaguides.com):
2012 Polaris Sportsman® 500 HO Standard Equipment, Prices & Specs | NADAguides

There are currently three Polaris Sportsman 500 ATVs listed on ebay that I would consider purchasing and they are all listed below $5,000:

2012 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 500HO AWD/2WD ATV ~ NO RESERVE FLORIDA ~ 400 700 800 850 in ATVs | eBay Motors

2008 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 500 HO efi 4x4 L@@K in ATVs | eBay Motors

2012 Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. Very Nice!!!! No Reserve!!!! in ATVs | eBay Motors

I'm not attesting to the condition/quality or status of any of these pre-owned vehicles but if I were in the market for one, the more than $1,000 dollars savings would be worth it for me to investigate these options.

On the other hand, buyers of new ATVs seed the pre-owned market so for that, I thank you.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:46 PM
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Hi Slayer1962,

Can you share why you chose a Polaris Sportsman and why you preferred to buy new?

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 08:16 AM
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Polaris choice

I had 4 atv's for many years. I had a polaris Sporstmen 400 I bought new when they first came out. I put over 12,000 miles yes miles on that ATV with very little problems and basic maintenance. I like the smoot ride Polaris has also. I have a yamaha big bear (95 or 96) that is a tank runs strong but the ride sucks it beats you to death.
I really did not compare the new Yamaha so I cannot knock it. My Polaris served me well so I bought another. I bought new because I did not want someone elses headache. I had mine service right on schedule (first service) I will keep up with the maintenance 100% from new until I sell.
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I agree that Polaris makes a super reliable ATV that rides like a dream. I ran the Rubicon Trail on one and it handled it like a champ. Their MSRP for new models is also a bit more reasonable than the competitors. My research shows that their ATVs tend to depreciate less, which means you'll get a better price when you finally decide to sell. And it sounds like you're the kind of seller I want to be buying from.
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