opinions wanted on new prowler purchase
I am looking to buy my first prowler soon, and want to hear what you think on model choices. I've had AC quads for years, but my wife and I think a utv would be more fun on long range, moderate paced rides. I've ridden and enjoyed a couple of razors, but prefer the cats for many reasons. We ride a mix of desert and forest, with lots of altitude, terrain, and trail width variation. I believe one of the fuel injected models would be wise for the altitude. The carbs really start gagging at 9000ft.
I was considering a low hours 650, just to get my feet wet, but I haven't seen one for sale here for months.
My first choice would be a new old stock xtx, but I have reservations about the longevity of the turf saver. Searching posts here led me to the throttle spring mod, which makes sense, but with the 2011 xtx deleting the turf saver, I wanted to hear your thoughts.
Another option I am considering is the xtz, but it would be more money, and my budget should ideally leave room for mods. Also, I still have the quads if I want to light my hair on fire. For my intended use, the xtx might be plenty. However, to much is never enough.
I would love a 2011, but there are some deals on the old stock machines, and I want to have some money left over for aftermarket stuff.
From my atv experience, I will probably be ordering shocks as soon as the machine comes home. From what I've read here, aftermarket seats are also on the list. I will need to get some time on the machine to decide if I want to go further.
Anyway, I'm looking for your insight and advice.