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  • Texasjack

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    Thinking about getting an ATV (and how to slip it past my better half). Gonna have to keep the price low. I see all sorts of makes and models - some selling online new for $500 - but I'm sure there's gotta be a catch.

    Any recommendations on ATVs? Thing, models, or dealers to avoid?
     

    Vaquero

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    Pretty much. Don't get one from tractor supply either.

    Honda, kawasaki, yamaha, arctic cat, polaris. Find a used one and up your budget if possible.
     

    Dawico

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    Pretty much. Don't get one from tractor supply either.

    Honda, kawasaki, yamaha, arctic cat, polaris. Find a used one and up your budget if possible.
    This. Buy a name brand. Avoid the Chinese made off brands. Not only are they junk, but you will never be able to find parts later.
     

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    I bought a Yamaha new in 2005 and all I've done to it is change the oil and 1 battery. it is ridden pretty much every weekend and is a workhorse. mine is the big bear model. just 400 cc but plenty of power for me.
     

    Texasjack

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    Things got a little easier as the wife agreed that I should get one. This way I won't have to camouflage it as a lamp or power saw.

    Still, budget is budget and I don't recall anyone posting a question on here that included, "...price is no object..".
     

    TheDan

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    some selling online new for $500 - but I'm sure there's gotta be a catch
    The 150cc Chinese ones? Well, they are going to be slow for one. They'll also be shipped to you only partially assembled, and shipping may be $250 depending on the service. The good thing is that the modified gy6 clone they use is pretty reliable and ubiquitous. How reliable the whole thing will be will depend on your attention to detail in post delivery assembly.
     

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    Still, budget is budget and I don't recall anyone posting a question on here that included, "...price is no object..".

    And I didn't see anyone saying you need to spend $20k on a 1000cc 4x4 quad with a 12" lift kit, 35" mud tires, snorkeled, and sporting a 2000 watt waterproof sound system. LOL

    It is my belief that if you want a quad that won't disintegrate when you hit anything larger than a crack in the sidewalk like the Chinese knock-offs will, you're looking at roughly $2000 (on the low end) for a good, dependable, used quad.
     
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