Your right about that. So far I haven't taken a liking to the UTV's yet...too costly. I have friends that have a Kubota, John Deere 825, & the Polaris Ranger. They all love them & tell me that's the only way to go now on a farm. I have been looking at some ATV's like the Honda Foreman, Yamaha Grizzly, Suzuki Eiger & the Polaris Sportsman. I don't need anything fancy just a good solid worker. I'm educating myself on the pros & cons of each. It seems like they all have an issue or so. My wife & I stopped by a local Polaris & Can-Am dealer a few weeks ago. They had probably one of the best looking ATV's I've seen the Can-Am Highlander Touring with a price tag of nearly $12,000. My wife fell in love with it but all she took home that night was her picture on it. She would have bought that then but no way!
No thrills 4x4 tough 4 wheeler is a honda foreman all the way. Or a smaller size package that is just as potent the honda rancher.
They all have problems but the honda is hands down the most reliable vehicle ever made. I can't think of any huge draw backs for the honda. Maybe brakes are a poor design on the older units (drums that always fail due to water entering them) if I was going to buy one it would be the newer model with EFI. It is simply amazing. The rancher 420 I had would fire up and run at 5 degrees outside the same as it would fire up and run at 90 degrees outside.
The utv are very costly to buy then to properly maintain over time. But if you consider that can am (way over priced products and have a slew of problems) is 12k you can buy a ranger 500 brand new for 8k and a ranger 570 for 10k. Much more useful and better resale.
Edited by toomanytoys84, December 07, 2017 - 10:37 PM.