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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-17-2015, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Need Input on Teryx-4 750, RZR-4 800, and Pioneer 700-4

As I stated in a different thread, I have sold my Prowler in an attempt to purchase a true 4 seater UTV. Three that I have my eye on are the Kawasaki Teryx-4 750, Polaris RZR-4 800, and the Pioneer 700-4. I'm primarily looking at these because I have a limited budget, and per their dimensions I believe they should fit in my toyhauler trailer.

I have no experience with any of these machines. I was wondering if any of you have any direct experience with them? Or have friends that might have one? Are your friends happy with them? What are their pros and their cons?

My type of riding will strictly be used for mountain trails to haul the family around or for hunting in the mountains. I'm not a mud bogger. I'm not a duner (anymore). So I don't need a speed demon, but power would be a plus. It would also be nice to have something a little more quiet than the Prowler.

So if any of you have some feedback or feedback from friends, please share......

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-17-2015, 04:04 PM
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No direct knowledge, but seems like the Kawasaki has received high marks, and over all fit and finish is good! Make sure you get what you want! Either way, we will give you static!
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No direct knowledge, but seems like the Kawasaki has received high marks, and over all fit and finish is good! Make sure you get what you want! Either way, we will give you static!
If I got what I want, it would likely be the new Honda Pioneer 1000-5 or the new 2016 Kawasaki Teryx-4 800..... However, they just aren't in the budget. So I have to look at those other three....

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How doe's the price compare between the Kawasaki, and Honda? What about aftermarket support?

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I do know the Teryx is a very solid machine,shane get on the other prowler site and ask joe he has a T-4

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Shane ... are you a member of Costco ??

in our location [Sparks, Nv.] they have had a Terex 4 on display on and off for a long time ... they have through the car / motor sports program "Costco" priced these with the negotiated deals they do ... don't know what the savings is but well worth looking into as that program is through a Corporate program not regional so you should have something in your area also as there are Costco's there too.

should be worth looking into ... also you can contact the Costco auto program online and or via phone and see what's up

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I have experience with both machines in the 2 seater versions. I have RZR S 800 and my father has a teryx 750 sport. The pros of the rzr are that it is very quiet inside compared to a lot of machines, I have around 2000 miles and haven't had an issue. Its got lots of power for climbing and very seldom do I find myself reaching for the low range shifter. the Teryx is also a very good machine in my opinion, ride quality is excellent with the upgraded shock package and it has plenty of power to get around. The only issue we have encountered is on the more open roads we sometimes find ourselves on it tends to run a bit hot and its speed restricted so it take a little longer to get there. we ride very similar terrain, mostly mountain trails and very seldom see muddy conditions. To be honest, as far as a four seat machine for me I wouldn't hesitate to buy either but for longer mileage trail trips I think the RZR 4 wins out by a thin margin. Also, the biggest difference we have noticed between machines is my the fuel mileage on the rzr is much better than the teryx so that might be a consideration as well.

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Now that was Helpful! First hand knowledge is priceless!

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Shane ... are you a member of Costco ??

in our location [Sparks, Nv.] they have had a Terex 4 on display on and off for a long time ... they have through the car / motor sports program "Costco" priced these with the negotiated deals they do ... don't know what the savings is but well worth looking into as that program is through a Corporate program not regional so you should have something in your area also as there are Costco's there too.

should be worth looking into ... also you can contact the Costco auto program online and or via phone and see what's up
Gary, I am a member of Costco and I have been drooling for years every time I go into Costco and check out the Teryx-4's they have had on display. I never really looked into cost there because I didn't expect to buy new. However, it wouldn't be a bad idea just to see. A new machine would be sweet, but my wife wouldn't like the new payment that goes with it. I will try and price it just to compare. Thx.

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-2006 AC Prowler 650XT (SOLD)-- updated bevel gears, updated oil pump driven gear, 4 wheel disc brakes, line lock E-brake, Papa Slap clutch, Xentec HID's, Dynatek CDI, Warn skid plates, Intellitronix gauges, 2010 intake/cvt duct work and dust shield, RZR seats, Bestop folding windshield, full cab kit, rear cage and rear seats (4 seater)
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I have experience with both machines in the 2 seater versions. I have RZR S 800 and my father has a teryx 750 sport. The pros of the rzr are that it is very quiet inside compared to a lot of machines, I have around 2000 miles and haven't had an issue. Its got lots of power for climbing and very seldom do I find myself reaching for the low range shifter. the Teryx is also a very good machine in my opinion, ride quality is excellent with the upgraded shock package and it has plenty of power to get around. The only issue we have encountered is on the more open roads we sometimes find ourselves on it tends to run a bit hot and its speed restricted so it take a little longer to get there. we ride very similar terrain, mostly mountain trails and very seldom see muddy conditions. To be honest, as far as a four seat machine for me I wouldn't hesitate to buy either but for longer mileage trail trips I think the RZR 4 wins out by a thin margin. Also, the biggest difference we have noticed between machines is my the fuel mileage on the rzr is much better than the teryx so that might be a consideration as well.
Thanks for the feedback. I know there are places that rent machines, and I've thought about seeing if I can find a place that has a Teryx-4 or RZR-4 800. I just hate having to pay money to find out. Although like you mentioned, either one would likely be nice to have.

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-1999 Polaris Sportsman 500 ATV
-2006 AC Prowler 650XT (SOLD)-- updated bevel gears, updated oil pump driven gear, 4 wheel disc brakes, line lock E-brake, Papa Slap clutch, Xentec HID's, Dynatek CDI, Warn skid plates, Intellitronix gauges, 2010 intake/cvt duct work and dust shield, RZR seats, Bestop folding windshield, full cab kit, rear cage and rear seats (4 seater)
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