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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Should I buy a 2011 700 HDX?

HI All, Looking to upgrade my 2008 650 for something with efi and possibly more seating. I Sat in several 4 seat side and crew type by sides other the weekend. Have to say at my size the seating and driving position seemed really cramped in the Teryx 4 and RZR 4, on the opposite end the ranger, mule, and similar were way too much like a golf cart. I have to say the seating position in the prowler seems to be hands down the best for me. Just came across a 2011 HDX and have to say it seems perfect, was hoping for more seating than ours with a 2 seat bench in the back. The 3 seats up front will be great, this one have a rear bench as well see can get more room for the dog and maybe able to take one of the kids friends along as well. EFI and power steering will be great upgrades. Just curious if anyone has had major problems with the 700 HDX or if there are things I should look for, saw some older posts with a few issues on newer ones, but no long term reviews. thx
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The HDX is a good machine. The 700 drivetrain is well proven. I have a 700 XTX (same engine and, trains) with over 10,000 miles on it. The seating in the Prowlers is second to none. Only drawback is the aftermarket support! Most aftermarket has moved on from the square tube Prowlers! Doors, and cabs are hard to locate, but are available if searched for! Nice thing about them is you can usually fit later model parts to early models!

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thx, seems like a perfect machine for me. Was just wondering if the change to the drivetrain layout to add the bench up front caused any issues. Don't think it could, but is there anychance it has the turf saver?
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thx, seems like a perfect machine for me. Was just wondering if the change to the drivetrain layout to add the bench up front caused any issues. Don't think it could, but is there anychance it has the turf saver?
the hdx does not have the turfsaver option. it is heavy duty built to work. i have seen some minor issues same as all other models and brands. it works hard and loves to play. perfect option especially if you need a larger box. the 3 person seat is very comfortable and it is not very hot in the cab from the engine after doing some sealing. makes it much quieter too. i am dropping about 2000 miles a year on mine. the only thing i really hated about it was the air filter needed to be cleaned or replaced every 100 to 200 miles. i relocated the intake and now its once every 1000 to 1500 miles.

i have always wondered if a person could update the cage to a round tube. from what i can see in the microfiche its just the steering support, overhead support, and the rops itself. if a guy wanted a cab this would be a good option.

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was ready to drive 400 miles and snag this up, but just found out it sold. Bummer. Not finding many other used hdx's around other than a few 500's how does the power of that compare to a carbed 650? would much rather have more power, but the seating of the hdx just makes the most sense for us, but don't want to get it if I will not have power close to what I had considering we will be running 4 passengers(kids 12 and 4) and a dog. THX
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was ready to drive 400 miles and snag this up, but just found out it sold. Bummer. Not finding many other used hdx's around other than a few 500's how does the power of that compare to a carbed 650? would much rather have more power, but the seating of the hdx just makes the most sense for us, but don't want to get it if I will not have power close to what I had considering we will be running 4 passengers(kids 12 and 4) and a dog. THX

i tested the 500 hdx and being a good machine, it didnt have the power i needed to pull and haul. my land is pretty flat but i do have some pretty good hills. the 500 wouldnt keep up with the bales i haul with it. the 700 has alot more low end grunt. checking out creaigslist in my area there are alot of hdx machines now. i always check the 3 states in my area. minnesota, south dakota, and north dakota. i am not afraid of driving 7 hours one way to get a good side by side. buying used can be scary so i feel that limiting myself on range can stick me with a lemon i force myself into because of limited prowlers for sale. of course i am not in the market anymore but i still look. you never know... if you see that great deal or one that is great for parts or whatever. stay away from the ones on craigslist that are beautiful machines that are for sale for 2000 bucks. they are scams.

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If you felt like taking an Alaskan vacation you could bring back my 2014 HDX 700 with you. It's only got 650 miles and I'm asking $8500.

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That would be a great adventure!

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If you would like to come to Florida mine is available. 14 700 HDX Limited. 289 miles. $8,500 would work for me.

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