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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-05-2017, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about a new SxS

Been thinking about a new Side by Side. Have been looking at the Honda Pioneer, because of the no belt trans. Also read about the Polaris General. Then I came across a new 2015 Prowler 700 xt for only 9k. There are so many new machines, any thoughts? Thanks.

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Many great machines available, but the Prowlers seem to be the lowest cost. The Honda offers paddle shifters (5 speed trans?), and the General has a 100 plus HP! The Stampedes have an extended cab, and are offering a 2,000 dollar rebate. I've always believed HP was king, but after riding my 700 Prowler I changed my views! Stuck with my 700 XTX, but not unhappy!

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You could add a nice Rockzilla HD rack and pinion and power steering to the 650 to make it awesome, and still have $8000 left over for the $9000 spent on the 2015 700. Plus you will have the same noisy, hot machine that the 650 is. I'm waiting for the new A/C offerings from Textron...

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And there is that! True story!

2009 700EFI XTX, , AC Winch, 2010 Dust Shield EPI Sport Utility Clutch Kit , Street Legal, Cage chopped 2 ", Aluminum Diamond Plate Trim, Relocated Factory Bladders with covers, 5 Pt. Harness installed, Bed Tiedown System, Scat Pro-Car Seats, Secondary Battery installed, Oil Pressure, Oil/CVT Temperature, Volt Meter & Water Temp Gauges installed with Dash Plate, Bighorns, ITP Black 212 Wheels. Tonneau cover. 750 Big Bore Kit, Web Cam, and Rocker Arms.

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i can tell you what i tell everyone that asks me that question.
if you want to just turn a key and drive with high reliability, get a honda.
if you want power, dont get a honda. other brands will require some tinkering but will be better suited to you. honda finally got the locking front differential. man they were years behind on that one.
each brand has its highs and lows. for me, cat is easy to get parts for and i already have been riding their snowmobiles for years. with that i got to know the good\trustworthy repair guys. that meant more to me than anything.
dont just buy because you like the looks of one either. you need to drive it for a few miles. if the seat isnt comfortable, you will never like it.
another area is accessories. look into the brand you want and make sure your not locked into one type of accessory. my must have was a glass windshield that opened up fully. yours may be different.
on a side note, i have noticed alot of polaris owners telling me my tires were getting bald and its time to trade in for a new one. im not sure if that is what is required to own a polaris but a cat can get quite a few new skins before that needs to happen

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Thanks guys! all good info. Is the 2015 700XT comparable to a 2017? I'm wanting EFI and going to sell my 650 to my Daughter and Son in Law.

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Pretty much the same machine. Engine and trans are the same basic package since the 700 was introduced in 2008. The 700 is hard to beat for reliability! The single cylinder is very easy to work on. The clutch with the wet clutch feature is easy on the belt, I've heard of 5,000 miles on the stock belt, and I changed mine at 3,500 miles and it is now a spare!

2009 700EFI XTX, , AC Winch, 2010 Dust Shield EPI Sport Utility Clutch Kit , Street Legal, Cage chopped 2 ", Aluminum Diamond Plate Trim, Relocated Factory Bladders with covers, 5 Pt. Harness installed, Bed Tiedown System, Scat Pro-Car Seats, Secondary Battery installed, Oil Pressure, Oil/CVT Temperature, Volt Meter & Water Temp Gauges installed with Dash Plate, Bighorns, ITP Black 212 Wheels. Tonneau cover. 750 Big Bore Kit, Web Cam, and Rocker Arms.

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I might just wait and check out the new Havoc. supposed to be out this Fall.

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Seems to be a lot of interest in the Havoc!

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The clutch with the wet clutch feature is easy on the belt, I've heard of 5,000 miles on the stock belt, and I changed mine at 3,500 miles and it is now a spare!
my belt is about to hit 7K, still original and worked hard
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