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This is a discussion on What would you buy within the Arctic Cat Prowler General Discussions forums, part of the The Garage category; So guys heres the question. What brand new side by side would you buy? A 2 seater? A 4 seater?
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So guys heres the question. What brand new side by side would you buy? A 2 seater? A 4 seater? What brand? I know this is a Arctic Cat Prowler site.
What used side by side would you buy? I know there are a lot of this or thats. But what would you go look at first? What would you look at last?
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it depends mostly on what you will be using it for. I need a 4 seater so I can fit my family (this was the reason I sold my sport quad to get my Prowler, although it isn't a 4 seater yet). I would lean to something like the Teryx 4 (although I would like to see a bigger motor). Maybe a RZR-4 or new Maverick 4, although I almost need more of a utility UTV than a sport.

Plus the Teryx-4 is a lot cheaper from what I've seen. The new Maverick, Wildcat, and RZR-4 are all at least $20,000 new. I've seen the Teryx-4's listed anywhere from $12,000-$14,000.

It isn't going to matter much for me anyways. My wife hates that I even spent the money I did on my broken Prowler..... Not likely I'll be seeing a different machine anytime soon.
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Thank you for your angle on this. LOL ahh the ladies in our lives.
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I think it depends mostly on what you will be using it for. I need a 4 seater so I can fit my family (this was the reason I sold my sport quad to get my Prowler, although it isn't a 4 seater yet). I would lean to something like the Teryx 4 (although I would like to see a bigger motor). Maybe a RZR-4 or new Maverick 4, although I almost need more of a utility UTV than a sport.

Plus the Teryx-4 is a lot cheaper from what I've seen. The new Maverick, Wildcat, and RZR-4 are all at least $20,000 new. I've seen the Teryx-4's listed anywhere from $12,000-$14,000.

It isn't going to matter much for me anyways. My wife hates that I even spent the money I did on my broken Prowler..... Not likely I'll be seeing a different machine anytime soon.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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depends if you have a family or not,If I had a family that liked to ride.I would choose the T-REX-4.I would want something on the sport utility side.with just the wife and I, IT would be a new xtz 1000 prowler.If I feel froggy and want to raise some h*ll, I just climb on the 680 rincon,I bought my sxs just to ride around with the wife.
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I used to ride dirt bikes and rail buggies so I think a Wildcat or other sport utv would be a blast to drive but not really practical for me. I like having the dump bed, use it for plowing snow, and just running around town. Cost was also a factor, I bought used less than half the price of new and came with extras. I think if I bought new a HDX would fit my needs well with a bigger bed and seating for 3, I could use one more for my grandson.

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My wife hates that I even spent the money I did on my broken Prowler..... Not likely I'll be seeing a different machine anytime soon.
As for my wife when my motor screwed up I debated on trying to repair the old motor or just sell rig. She's the one who said quit being cheap and put in a new motor, I'm the tightwad in our family but she makes sure I get some toys too.
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I used to ride dirt bikes and rail buggies so I think a Wildcat or other sport utv would be a blast to drive but not really practical for me. I like having the dump bed, use it for plowing snow, and just running around town. Cost was also a factor, I bought used less than half the price of new and came with extras. I think if I bought new a HDX would fit my needs well with a bigger bed and seating for 3, I could use one more for my grandson.


As for my wife when my motor screwed up I debated on trying to repair the old motor or just sell rig. She's the one who said quit being cheap and put in a new motor, I'm the tightwad in our family but she makes sure I get some toys too.
thats very nice of her,not a lot see it her way.from what I have heard lot of people like the HDX.
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thats very nice of her,not a lot see it her way.from what I have heard lot of people like the HDX.
She didn't like HDX for one reason.....the colors she likes red.
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I'd have to stay with the Prowler, it is the best mix of a sport/utility vehicle to fit my needs! Rangers are more utility than sport, Rhino's are more sport than utility, I was not impressed with the Kaw's, so that left the Prowler, or off brand units. I try to buy american where possible. Just my 2 cents!...............RD
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really,no regrets with my cat,like we said before they all have there problems,If it breaks make it better.
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I bought my Prowler with a broken motor/transmission off of a friend at a discount. Rebuilt it myself a lot cheaper. My only wish is that it was a broken 1000.....

If money was no object I would likely choose:

-Can Am Maverick for pure sport purpose

- Either Polaris Ranger 900 or Teryx-4 for utility purposes
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