I have a 2019 Prowler Pro XT. I absolutely love it, with all the cab space and storage. Pretty well engineered.
Since purchasing in Nov 2018: the battery went out at just over 6 months, and I find out the 1 yr warranty doesn't cover battery, which is warranted 6 months only.
After looking closely at it, (and wondering how such a tiny battery would run a winch if I add one), I removed the battery, bracket, and bent down a metal tab in the tray, and fit in a Marine Starting Battery. Perfect, snug, fit. I would like to think one of the fine engineers planned for that. I did have to remove the rubber air intake hose to get it in. Once reinstalled, the rubber hose actually holds the battery down snugly in it's place, which is good because there didn't appear a way for me to put an additional hold down on it. Works like a charm and I have not run down the battery even after 12 hrs with the radio on, and several hours with the added light bar on.
I have added an overhead mounted radio, with speakers in an added headliner, a windshield, a roof, a light bar, and I custom built a steel roof rack and mounted it.
I have experienced the hot motor bed warping but so far it always goes back to flat when cooled.
The cvt has always been noisy, erratic like unbalanced a little, and when test driving it the salesman said it's probably just the belt needing break-in miles. Didn't change with 100 hrs.
4wd developed a hum and varying vibration, so 2 wks before end of warranty I took it in for service and checking out.
After taking 2 weeks to do an oil and fluid change, they call and said it's ready. When I went to pick it up, they said couldn't find anything wrong with it. I could. The oil was a quart high on the dipstick, the clamp on the air filter hose was loose and spinning not even in place, a wire to a temp or oil sending unit was loose on the front of engine, oil was burning and laying all in the bellypan with dirt and leaves, (apparently no containment or channeling, tech just let it run straight out of the drain hole into the belly frame and skid plates, and the cvt cover still had a thick layer of dust all over it with no fingerprints. Calling out the service guy, I printed out these things. The tech said he had removed the cvt cover, blown it out as instructed by service manual, and checked out the cvt. The no fingerprints in the dust said that was a lie. The vibration was still there in 4wd (tech said he had not driven it so I gave home a ride and pointed it out, along with the noisy, erratic cvt sounds).
I refused to accept the UTV onsite, service already paid for,.and the tech said he would further investigate the complaints.
I got a call a week later, went (3 hrs from where I was hunting to home, and another 2 hrs to dealer) to pick it up. Was told the cvt belt was bad, they showed me the cracks in it, and paid for that. No further problems were found. The oil was still as far over the high mark as the low mark was below it. Tech said that is Arctic Cat specs.
So I take it back 5hrs to where I'm hunting and put recommended miles for the new belt break-in and a couple hrs on it in the next few days,and the cvt develops a squeal off idle and upon acceleration until say 5mph.
At one point at idle out of gear the engine/cvt can't tell which, develops a weird, low roar/squeal hard to describe, along with increased frequency of cooking fan coming on. It went away after a minute or two. I suspect something due to high oil level, and say to myself enough of this bs, and drained out the appropriate amount of oil the next chance I got. When I bought it new, the oil was at high mark so I can't imagine a spec that states otherwise.
I have been mulling my next step, and have thought about contacting an area manager of some sort for Textron, or Arctic Cat, as it seems they are a go again as a name and company. As in my opinion, the dealer I bought from and serviced through was totally incompetent and unskilled in the UTV service dept. Their service dept, a separate facility, is an import tractor repair facility. I had the only atv/UTV there, which was a huge warning sign. As the warranty ran out while I had it in this dealer shop for warranty complaints as yet unsatisfied, I really feel like it should be kicked up and referred to a qualified dealer repair center.
What do you guys think?
Other than my dealer bs I love this thing. Best UTV on the market in my opinion.