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:
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.
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.
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.