Re: Buying a new Wolverine. Good points and bad points
I bought a 2003 Wolverine about 3 months ago and ride it about every two weeks...on the weekends with a group of other riders in my neighborhood. I love the Wolverine! It goes wherever I point it. It's light and nimble and easily makes it through some of the more narrow trails we ride on that run through some trees (places a larger utility 4x4 would never be able to go because of sheer size issues). It's great in the mud, sand, tree roots, ravines, railroad tracks (we have to cross them everytime we ride in order to get to our trails) as well as rocks, gravel, etc. It's a great all around machine...suspension akin to a sport and 4x4 action of a utility. I'd definately buy another!
The only thing I don't like about it is the lack of a 6th gear like the Warrior has. This is a great little engine and another gear would help me keep better pace with my buddy that's got a Honda 300 EX. And by the way, we went riding today and that little bullet of a 300 EX got stuck in the mud twice...I just went around it, through the 2 feet deep mud, and pulled him out. That's one of the real great aspects of the Wolverine...it's nice and light as well.