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1st SxS purchase.

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  1. Brc676

    Brc676 Brett SXS Nation Rookie

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    I am looking at a 6 seater UTV for my family. We will use it mainly for trail riding / family fun. I have been looking at the Polaris ranger and the Can am defender. I have always gone with Polaris for my sleds, but have heard their quality has gone down hill. What would you recommend? Thanks
     
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    Don't believe everything you read, if I had to venture a guess about 85% of the "quality" issues are self inflicted, then look at the numbers, way more units on the market then anyone else will make it appear to have more issues.
     
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    Brc676 Brett SXS Nation Rookie

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    Thanks. I have always loved my Polaris sleds.
     
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    Rockin Ronnie Ron Moderator

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    I have owned nothing but Polaris. As with everything you read about things that someone is unhappy with because they are unhappy and want to complain so they take the time to do just that! Untrue with those that are happy with things because the are enjoying it and don't have time to write about it. Don't get me wrong they all have there issues as with everything that is man made. When comes time to buy my next SXS I wont look at anything but Polaris!:cool:
     
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    Brc676 Brett SXS Nation Rookie

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    Thanks Ron.
     
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    Look at both for ergonomics for you and your group. I think both are excellent machines and choices. I have had few issues with my Polaris machines. Haters gonna hate. :)
     
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    FloridaAl Alec SXS Nation Regular

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    I do my maintenance and have no issues that are the machine's fault. Had to replace a couple of axles over the years, a fuel pump once, belts, but to me that is routine stuff, not a manufacturing or QA issue. I'm very pleased with all the Polaris Rangers I've owned.
     
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    YoroAdventures Robert SXS Nation Rookie

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    I am a Polaris guy, but I have a friend who needed a 6+ seater and bought a Kawasaki Mule Pro FXT and he loves it. He had to get it because he goes hunting a lot with a group of guys. I have another friend who owns a Ranger Crew XP 900 EPS and likes that one a lot as well. These are just large machines so it boils down to types of riding you do and cargo. Hopefully this helps.
     
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    2019 Polaris Ranger 1000XP Crew

    First, I am by no reason an "expert" however, I do my research, ad nauseum. At work, we have used Can-Ams, Kawsawkis, Hondas & pretty much everything Polaris makes w/ 4 wheels (except that RZR 1). I work w/ dumb, young, inexperienced "adults" who drive it like they stole it, put jet fuel in the tanks, swap front w/ rear tires and all matters of shenanigans. Having said all that, when it came time to buy a personal SXS, we bought a Polaris Ranger 1000XP Crew. We added the roof & winch from Polaris, then added some lights, doors, etc. We use ours for skidding logs, hauling hay, hauling large dogs and grandsons across the ranch, trail riding w/ friends, etc. Look, sit, feel, drive and make your choice about what's best for you! Best wishes & hope you enjoy your ride!
     

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