Re: Best Affordable off-road ATV
Well, I have a new Suzuki Eiger. It's a 400cc, 4x4, automatic. The 4wd is selectable so I can run either 2 or 4 wheel drive. The tranny has a hi, lo, and reverse gear. It has some neat features that I've noticed on a few other rides too such as a "cigerette lighter" type power source for charging cell phones, GPS, spotlights, ect. It also has a place to mount a winch right into the front bumper wich I've also seen on some other rides.
I use mine to get around my land (in the Texas Hill country, so it sees a lot of hills and steep climbs), move trailers around, pull downed trees (keep in mind this is Central Texas, no 100' pines here [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]), pull a 16' trailer full with brush, cross the creek, hunting, and all sorts of other chores around the ranch. I even recently raised 2 walls of my barn with it.
I drive a crew cab long bed truck, so with all the oak trees on my place it's hard to manuver unless I'm on one of the trails, so I use my wheeler a lot in the short time I've had it. This guy will stay a part of my family of vehicles and tools for a long time.