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Old 03-07-2010, 11:52 AM
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What ATV to buy??!!

I went looking for 2 new ATV's yesterday. Always liked Honda so was pretty dead set on that brand. I also wont buy anything except 4x4 and automatic. So basically I want a top of the line ATV, nothing small. Main uses would be riding trails, but thought about putting a plow on one and a sprayer on the other. Well after going to the dealer, he suggested I look at Kawasaki since they were offering a $1300 rebate right now. Prices below include everything except tax. So below is the breakdown and I need help because I cant decide!

2010 Honda Rincon 680cc 4x4 Fully Auto independent rear susp. - $7999

2009 Honda Rubicon 500cc 4x4 Auto solid rear axle - $7199

2010 Kawasaki Brute Force 750cc 4x4 Auto independent rear susp - $7100

Kawasaki includes trailer hitch and 12V outlet standard. Options on the Honda. Honda has ALOT better financing also. Was going to pay cash for one, finance the other. Please help me choose!
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:48 PM
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Id go with the 500 honda and the kawi. Ive ridden the kawis and OMG!! I can imagine the hondas are really good too though just as all the brands nowadays are. I think I would enjoy having the mix of a 500 and the 750 rather than just the 2 biggest. Make that dealer come down a little if you are buying 2 brand new current year top of the line quads. Not many people are doing that nowadays so you should have some bargaining power.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:08 PM
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I have found that Honda's do not hold their value very well. Suzuki and Kawasaki seem to hold value the best. I would suggest buying a used ATV, especially since you plan on paying cash. Financing is the reason most people buy new. There are all kinds of deals to be had on slightly used ATV's right now.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:08 PM
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Buy whatever is sold closest to the area you plan on doing most of your riding. They all break if ya have enough fun on them.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:19 PM
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All three of these ATV's are sold by the same dealer in town here. I went to a dealer about 25 miles away and they wouldnt budge at all. These prices are atleast $500 off asking price. I've pretty much got my mind set on either the Rincon or Brute Force, now I cant decide which brand!!!!!
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All three of these ATV's are sold by the same dealer in town here. I went to a dealer about 25 miles away and they wouldnt budge at all. These prices are atleast $500 off asking price. I've pretty much got my mind set on either the Rincon or Brute Force, now I cant decide which brand!!!!!
Which color do you like better? Kawasaki Green or Honda Red?
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:34 PM
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Ive always heard those automatic ATVs use a CVT transmission which uses a belt, and they are not very good from what Ive heard. Although I think there is some that do not use the cvt, but not sure which ones. I like Polaris or Arctic Cat with a lift kit and huge tires.
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:02 PM
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Ive always heard those automatic ATVs use a CVT transmission which uses a belt, and they are not very good from what Ive heard. Although I think there is some that do not use the cvt, but not sure which ones. I like Polaris or Arctic Cat with a lift kit and huge tires.
The Kawasaki has the CVT Trans with the belt. The Honda uses a shaft driven 3 speed full auto trans.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:35 PM
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Haha, I hate red so neither! Not sure what colors I want yet!
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If you plan on pulling a trailer get a solid axle. I have a Suzuki Vinson 500 4x4 and its a great quad. My Zuki is 5 speed Auto, water cooled, 4x4, hi/lo range, handlebar headlight plus 2 other headlights, break lights, pre-wired for winch front and rear...tons and tons of power. Though they no longer make the Vinson I am sure Zuki has something that takes its place.

If you plan to ride trails a solid axle will be more fun since there is less body roll....also when pulling a trailer the rear end will not sag. I have yet to go any place where fully independent suspension would have made a difference. People say they have more ground clearance...but the axles still have to enter the center of the wheel at some point...so yes more center ground clearance. Less maintenance with a solid axle as well.

Just make sure whatever you get it has disk brakes in the front or a sealed drum for the rear.

Oh, and make sure its not full time 4x4...they suck no matter the brand.
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