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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-09-2000, 07:13 PM
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Polaris Magnum 500 or Sportsman 500?

I am planning on buying a 4wd atv next week and have to decide between the sportsman 500 and the magnum 500. I have land in S.W. Wisconsin and it is very hilly. It will be for hunting and trail riding. I would appreciate any advice that anyone could give.
p.s. Thanks Z71man for your opinion on polaris.As a fellow Z71 owner I have to trust your opinion as I see that you have good taste in trucks.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-09-2000, 10:52 PM
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Re: Polaris Magnum 500 or Sportsman 500?

Well I can't speak for the Magnum but I do have a 2000 Sportsman that I have put about 300 miles on over the past 4 months. I have taken that machine where I didn't think it would go, the fact that there is no rear diff hanging down limiting your actual ground clearence to say about 4 inches means the difference between go or nogo. The IRS makes for a very smooth ride in the roughist terrain (much better than that ragged old chevy).
The only suggestion is try to ride each one on the same course prior to the purchase, if you can't do that then flip a coin either way you won't go wrong they are both fine machines.


post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-09-2000, 11:15 PM
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Re: Polaris Magnum 500 or Sportsman 500?

i don't own one but i have 4 friends that have sportsman 500's and they swear by them. i sold my polaris 4x4 and miss it. if i bought another one, it would be the sportsman..... hope this helped......Jason

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-09-2000, 11:31 PM
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Re: Polaris Magnum 500 or Sportsman 500?

No problem, Mag.....but I don't have any information about the Magnum. Sorry.

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