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Go ahead and kiss your Mule good bye. My wife latched on to my Ranger the first week it was home, now we have two.problem solved. They are fun and very handy around your property.

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Lots of good info in this thread although it is dated now. I know there are some other more recent threads about picking a UTV.

I see a local shop advertising the Massimo UTVs, advertise made in america (actually it seems like they are ASSEMBLED in america? in Galveston Texas?) Do they have a bigger following in the south? I've not heard anything about these but if the are reliable and well built for mostly light duty, recreation I'm looking for a 4wd atv or utv. Kids bomb around on trails, I'd like to plow snow on my pond and driveway, maybe pull a little trailer around. No serious towing and no long distance trail riding or riding on the road.

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https://www.massimomotor.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuI7B6JuP7wIV0dXACh1VNAtzEAAYASAAEgLIm_D_BwE

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Reading it, I agree that they are most likely built in China or someplace and assembled here. I’ve known several people who bought assembled inAmerica. They didn’t last long.

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We got a Yamaha teryx4. Love it. We have used it for lots of things. Starters we got it street legal in our town (parsons ks). We can tow with it (small things). Its been down to the dunes in Oklahoma ( little Sahara) and had a blast on it. It's as stock as the day we bought it new besides blinkers, horn and mirrors. We have over 3000 miles on it already still looks and drivers like the the daybwe got it also. Iv recommend it so much my father in law got the same one just in another color.

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very nice! Thanks for the input. I'm thinking a Side by side might be a bit big and I'll probably keep the search focused on atvs. I wish so they made an electric option. I don't need miles and miles of range and the torque would be really handy around the house. For a while a few companies were making ATV with electric drive even for farm use but it must not have caught on.

was toying with reworking an electric golf cart chassis or maybe stripping down my very tired and still somewhat reliable canam outlander and seeing what could be done with adding electric motors and controls.

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Count me in on the search...it's been 9 years but I'm officially on a UTV hunt [or am I?].

Have a local guy who buys UTVs used, repairs, and resells. Not sure I can justify cost of a showroom new unit, so used is tempting. He primarily sells Polaris Rangers 500 or 900 models, and they typically have around 5-10K miles. Asking price for these is $9-$10k including winch and snow blade, which we need around here. IDK if dropping that kind of cash on a used UTV is worth it. So, like in 2012, I'm struggling to find the right path.

To make matters more complicated, which I inevitably always do, I've been looking at those used Japanese mini trucks too - one can be had for $3-$5k with 50-75K miles. I could buy 2-3 mini trucks for the cost of ONE used UTV. I suspect one mini truck would outlive me with routine maintenance.

For that matter, I could buy 2-3 used Nebraska farm pickups with 200K+ miles for farm duties for the price of ONE used UTV.

UTV, Mini Truck, or beater corn truck?

UTV - new or used?

Polaris or keep looking?

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We actually bought a little dodge neon for $500 with air conditioning and all. Considered removing the doors but then thought that would be nice in the winter. Our electric golf cart with a bed on it worked ok for several years but I hated keeping up with batteries and it had no towing power and only seated 2 people. Then...I thought a cj7 jeep 4 wheel drive with a winch I bought for only $2500. It was a little bit of an overkill. Then...in 2019 I broke down and bought a brand new Ranger 900 crew cab with a dump bed. It is the 1st one that actually seats 6 adults. It actually has 6 sets of seat belts in it!! Gas powered 4 wheel drive and we LOVE IT!!! Only thing is it is long and the turning radius leaves a lot to be desired.


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We paid 14,100 for our brand new Yamaha teryx4. 2019 off the show room floor. I didn't think that was to bad of a deal.


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Originally Posted by canyoncreek
I wish so they made an electric option. I don't need miles and miles of range and the torque would be really handy around the house. For a while a few companies were making ATV with electric drive even for farm use but it must not have caught on.

There are still some electric UTV's being made....but it appears they are only a tiny fraction of the market. I've considered electric...because I love the quiet stealth factor....but everybody I talk to loves their Polaris Ranger Crew 1000....so whenever I finally pull the trigger I will probably do the Polaris Ranger.

Great popular brand electric model, but a 2 seater: Polaris EV
https://ranger.polaris.com/en-us/ranger-ev/

Intimidator is an under the radar high quality brand - click on EV tab
I think they still only offer ev in a 2 seater
https://intimidatorutv.com/classic-series/

HuntV only makes electric...not sure about quality:
One of the very few true side by side electric models
http://www.huntve.com/models

Textron was making an electric 2 seater with fold down back seat like a golf cart recently, not sure about 2021.


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I only saw a headline, but a major ATV firm is bringing out an electric model, and the picture looked like a four seater.


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Danny....I wish Musk/Tesla would come out with a 4 seater side x side...lol


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Here is what I am riding in the Arizona desert. 2021 Polaris General XP1000.

Carolynn and I are the lead vehicle so you see the backside of the General most of the video.

Ride south of Quartzite "good, bad, ugly" trail portion

Part 2 of ride, part of 600 mile Arizona Peace Trail

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I've owned 3 Can Am 1000 Defenders (currently have a 6x6) and 1 Ranger 570. I started out with the Ranger, my wife surprised me with it. It was decent, for a smaller sxs. When I decide I wanted something bigger, my research lead me to the defender. The clutch system can am is using in their machine was better in my opinion than the ranger. I also wanted gears for my reverse gears and not a chain like the rangers had. However I believe can am went to a chain driven reverse gear in all units starting in 2018 except the XMR defender. Their chain is much beefier than the Polaris one however. I haven't researched them in awhile, so the ranger may be better built by now. I always liked the build quality of the Kawasaki Trex too, but didn't like how tough it was to change a belt if needed. Can am is pretty user friendly when it comes to that.


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Just realized I put Yamaha. My bad its a Kawasaki. 4 wheeler is Yamaha.


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