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Old December 31st, 2013, 09:18 PM #1
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What's the best 4-wheeler out there for the money?

Hi Folks! Been a while. Anyway, I'm looking to buy an ATV and was wondering what you guys might think is the best value for the money. I'm interested in the following (including but not limited to) characteristics/capabilities:

1) At least 400 cc
2) 4wd
3) 2-up riding
4) Plowing

Every brand I have ever had experience with (Honda, Suzuki, Yammy, Polaris, Kaw, etc.) has pretty much done the job, but does one stand out over the rest in terms of value for the buck? Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks!

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Old December 31st, 2013, 09:33 PM #2
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I went to Romney Cycles for a Suzuki KingQuad 750 and never looked back. Best prices of anyone in the tri-state area. Have a Warn winch installed and the Warn Pro-Vantage plow. Also installed a drop basket rack. It does everything I could possibly ask for it to do.

Also, for about the same price you can get a Kawasaki Mule 450 UTV. Not as wide as the other UTVs and the drop bed and ability to enclose the cab is top notch IMHO.
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The Polaris 850 with power steering is really nice. The steering is a bit touchy at high speed but other than that it rides really nice and has plenty of power. My riding buddy has a can am 1000 and it also a really nice machine but it costs a couple thousand more than the polaris.
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I second buying at Romney Cycles. I'm partial to Yamahas and Hondas myself. Unfortunately they aren't a Honda dealer and for plowing I prefer the Yamaha.
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I am a big fan of the Polaris. Ridersville Cycle in Berkley Springs, WV has the best prices, by far.
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I second buying at Romney Cycles. I'm partial to Yamahas and Hondas myself. Unfortunately they aren't a Honda dealer and for plowing I prefer the Yamaha.
Well they are, just in a different location, Petersburg WVa.
I'm pretty sure The owner Kevin got it back from his wife after the dust settled from the divorce.
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I've had Polaris and Suzuki. If I were to buy, I'd get another Suzuki. I, too, recommend Ridersville.
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I just sold an 09 kingquad 400ASI with 460 miles on it with winch and plow for 2,500 bucks. It was mint. With that said, that quad went anywhere I wanted to go last winter in 2wd. At times, we had well over a foot of snow on the ground, and it was no problem. Ofcourse there were times I used the 4wd to play, but it wasnt needed. A cousin has the 750 KQ and the 400 will go better than it. It may not have the power or speed, but I believe those 2 reasons are the reason the 400 done better. The 400 was aircooled, single cylinder, old school engine design. The 750's are more performance oriented, built on newer technology. The valves alone are harder to adjust as they use the shim and bucket style.
I am a honda man, no doubt. Me, I'd go with a honda. They have always been known for reliabilty, and usually are bulletproof. My dad just sold a 98 foreman 400 with over 10,000 miles on it, and never been in for a repair. Changed the oil, and basic servicing. Only issue is with many of these newer quads, is most are going to the newer style engines, liquid cooled, etc.

We have a new honda dealership here ( corriganville/cumberland ), but I wouldnt use them.... Dad went there and what sounded like a great price, wasnt so great when they added all the fee's. They had a special on the quad, and had a free winch, but they had to install it, etc. Well, they wanted like 300 bucks for the install......100 dollar new tire fee, etc....Crazy! Needless to say, he took his business to PA somewhere.
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Well they are, just in a different location, Petersburg WVa.
I'm pretty sure The owner Kevin got it back from his wife after the dust settled from the divorce.
Yep, Tri-County is a great place. I was just offered a job there ( suppose to go in this week to discuss it ) but not so sure I wanna commute it.
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