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Hey everyone,

Complete rookie here looking to invest in my very first Polaris ever. So, as you can imagine, I have little to no knowledge about this topic, and I am hoping that advice from more senior members can help me get my bearings and figure out which machine to get. My dad favored Kawasakis, but he passed away early on during the COVID pandemic, so I guess I’d like to honor him by taking up something that was a real passion for him. However, as previously mentioned, I’ve done some digging and I think a Polaris is the definitive choice for me.

Roughly speaking, I’d love to get my hands on a one-stop shop when it comes to these machines. My startup has flourished during the pandemic (I own a small RNG development firm and we mostly cater to online casinos like https://www.nodeposithero.com/). Anyway, since I’m hoping for some nicer weather in a couple of months, I’m looking to invest a couple thou into a reliable and fun machine I could use on the weekends to blow off some steam. Please let me know what you think is the most suitable for me. Thanks!
 

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Are you considering a new or used machine at this time? For what new machines are going for these days they cost as much as a compact car - sometimes more. The used machine market is somewhat less but still also very expensive, and you need to be much more cautious.

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What to buy depends largely upon what you foresee it being used for and where you plan to drive. If you plan to run fast and be sporty a RZR may be for you, if you want hauling and utility capability a Ranger is the better choice. If you simply want to ride down narrow trails and don't plan to carry much a 4 wheeler may be the better choice. Each type of machine has it's forte' but there is some crossover capability as well. The Ranger has the best ability to be comfortable in all weather. If that's an important factor it's the one to consider first.

I think a "couple thou" is unreasonable as far as price goes. You better plan on the neighborhood of $10k as a start, depending upon which machine you choose. Just as Mike T suggests, used is less expensive but more risky. Getting a used machine that has been abused or has issues can turn into a nightmare. If you do buy used be certain to have it checked out thoroughly by someone very familiar with Polaris vehicles and then plan on having some things to fix because no one has x-ray vision or can guarantee problems won't arise. There are good used machines out there, just don't be impatient and buy the first thing you see.

My suggestion is to visit a dealership with a decent inventory, go to the Polaris web site and read about their various offerings and watch some YouTube videos to illustrate the capabilities of each type, any shortcomings, and how they are most used before jumping in.
 

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maybe a new general 4 seater if you have family and friends,or dogs!
i don,t have one but it seems to have every thing i dont have
doors,comfort seats, looks ,longer wheelbase ,extra seating in rear
watch the video of busted knuckles guy you will be impressed

ride safe
 

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You will probably get nothing but junk for 2k. Like Pyro said $10000 would just be a start on a sidexside as my new NorthStar was in the 30k range.
 

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Maybe I’m just suspicious, but seems like OP is just trying to get people to click on his link.

In his other post he/she talks about the fix for his Ranger.
 

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Maybe I’m just suspicious, but seems like OP is just trying to get people to click on his link.

In his other post he/she talks about the fix for his Ranger.
Always someone looking for attention. Strange, and you may be right. He hasn't posted a response since anyone responded to his question.
 

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Hey everyone,

Complete rookie here looking to invest in my very first Polaris ever. So, as you can imagine, I have little to no knowledge about this topic, and I am hoping that advice from more senior members can help me get my bearings and figure out which machine to get. My dad favored Kawasakis, but he passed away early on during the COVID pandemic, so I guess I’d like to honor him by taking up something that was a real passion for him. However, as previously mentioned, I’ve done some digging and I think a Polaris is the definitive choice for me.

Roughly speaking, I’d love to get my hands on a one-stop shop when it comes to these machines. My startup has flourished during the pandemic (I own a small RNG development firm and we mostly cater to online casinos like https://www.nodeposithero.com/). Anyway, since I’m hoping for some nicer weather in a couple of months, I’m looking to invest a couple thou into a reliable and fun machine I could use on the weekends to blow off some steam. Please let me know what you think is the most suitable for me. Thanks!
I had a xp1k ns. It's a nice rig & no issue whatsoever. I always buy new so it depends on what you want to invest. I sold my 19 & got a 22 xp1k crew Ultimate. It's a bit pricey but nice ride.
 
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