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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-20-2008, 06:02 PM
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Suggestions on a first ATV?

Hey guys,

I'm new to this site and ATVs in general. I want to buy a 4X4 that I can use for hunting and work on the farm and driving around in the woods. I'm going to visit a bunch of shops to see what's available but thought you guys might have some initial suggestions on brands and models to start me out. I have about 5K to spend and would be willing go with something used if necessary to get in my price range. Thanks, Jeff
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well if u do come back to see i would recomend

a honda rancher
used ones will be 350s and are SUPER RELIABLE my buddy has one with 10k miles on it (only needed normal maintinance, and we beat the heck out of it)

and the new ones are rancher 420s
they should be around 5k but a nice used rancher 350 (2006) would be very nice

but in all honesty they are all nice
just keep away from polaris and be carefull with Can-AM
but yeah some polaris and can am can be nice

but if u want super reliable stick with honda or even suzki
the only problem i have seen is the electric shift will have probelms at around 8k miles
but that alot longer than any CVT automatic i have seen

but honda automatics dont use CVT and shift like cars (very reliable and good for being in water cause there is no belt to slip)

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Love EPS

I love the Yamaha Grizzly with Power steering, and now Honda has a couple models with it also. Worth looking in to if you plan to have long days on the trail.

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remember he only has 5k to spend. J.
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yeah thats why i said a nice slightly used rancher

anyone would love a grizzly or a foreman 500 with power steering

but for 5k and under its hard to find any 4x4 let alone the power steering BRAND NEW (power steering is new and not many used ones are out there or under 5k)
the rancher 350s (only used now they were stoped in 06 now replaced with the 420s) are a cheaper but FULLY capable 4x4 ATV
with Honda's reputation to be rock solid and have the best reliability (everything needs maintinence)they are a great easy to use 4x4 for not only a first ATV but a perminant ATV.
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i was responding to writeforus. but i agree %100 on hondas. everything honda makes is quality. last year i purchased 2 quads and a dirt bike all hondas. i got an 08 rancherES which is the wifes and a trx 250{ daughters} and for myself a crf 250x. so far theyve all been awesome. J
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