Re: Which sled to buy? Arctic Cat, Ski Doo or Polaris
What is your price range? How much experience do you have? What type of riding will you be doing the majority of the time (ie, bumpy trails, lake racing etc.)?
I would say right off the bat that if you want to beat your buddies you better have a machine with a better weight/horsepower ratio than theirs' to make up for your 6'7' 260lbs.
All around good machines 3-4 years old are Ski-Doo Formula III 600, Polaris XCR 600, Polaris Ultra (700cc) or Polaris XLT (xtra 10 or xtra 12). Considering your size you may want to seriously consider the XLT they have extra long travel rear suspension. The ultra and xcrs (depending on the year) will also have xtra 10 or 12, but it was first introduced on the XLT. I don't know much about the Artic Cats of this era, but I hear they offered some good models. Stay away from Yamaha's of this era, they are behind the times. If you look at a Yamaha, look for a '98 or newer.