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Old 04-26-2012, 10:37 PM
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Looking to buy new 2 up version....advice wanted

First time buying a quad, and want to buy a 2 up so the wife and I can go cruising the trails.

So far I found that Polaris, Can am, and Arctic Cat make a true 2 up. They all seem to be close to the same in price, so which one to choose?

Everyone seems to have their preferance, but besides that which one is better and why?
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:42 PM
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I just about bought a 2012 Polaris 850 touring LE. The price was almost the same as a ranger. It sure look like a nice machine though. Apparantly it rides like a dream and the shock for the passenger is supposed to be great. I also liked that you can remove the 2 up seat and put extra storage it's place and it looks a lot better without the seat.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:40 PM
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We have an 2003 Arctic cat TRV and it is so comfy that I really don't mind being a passenger when my daughter wants to drive. All I will say is whatever brand you choose, get the true two rider vehicle. I've ridden on the back of a polaris x2 once and hope to never have to again! They may be OK for young kids or short rides, but in my experience, that's about it.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:55 AM
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I owned a 07 Can-Am Outlander Max (sold it only because of health reasons) and my Wife and I really loved the machine. We test drove all the other factory 2 up quad and we found the Cam-Am Outlander Max the right fit for us. We had it for 4 years and racked up over 7700 kms with only one break down. It was not really a break down as it was more a leaking stator gasket.
Over all we both found the Cam-Am Outlander to be very reliable, real good one gas, very comfortable ride and the list goes on and on...
But I would suggest to take a bit of time and go to the dealers and test drive all three of them.
For the Can-Am go and see Marc Gilmore at the Enns Bros location in Oakbluff. Trust me when I say he takes very good care of you before, during and after the same. Tell him I sent you.
Good Luck and let us know what you ended up with.
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Did you buy a 2-up or not? What did you get?
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First time buying a quad, and want to buy a 2 up so the wife and I can go cruising the trails.

So far I found that Polaris, Can am, and Arctic Cat make a true 2 up. They all seem to be close to the same in price, so which one to choose?

Everyone seems to have their preferance, but besides that which one is better and why?

Have both Polaris and Arctic Cat in stock stop in and compare take each one for a test ride!!! Chudds Powersports in Gimli !!!

Or a side by side have lots to choose from!!!
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:02 AM
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You should talk to Marc Gilmore at Enns brothers in Oakbluff. They have a 2011 outlander max xt there in red that they are blowing out really cheap.


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It all depends on what matters to you if you want just trail ride, they are all close. I decided to go with can am max xtp only because I wanted the best trail ride, but cat has the best belt drive bullet proof.
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I got the 09 Polaris 800 EFI touring and couldn't be happier. The 2up seat is very comfortable and the ride is great. I have been on the back when my daughter drives (she's 17 and drives like its stolen) and the ride was comfortable. Haven't experienced any other machines but when I researched them at the time I felt the Polaris was the right choice for me. I also got a great deal as it was end of season. I bought it in Nov of 09. Now have over 4800 kms on it and no issues at all.
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cOME ON DOWN AND TRY OUT IN THE BACKFIELD.We sold the first one sold in Canada back in 03 and its still going stroNG.Those Cats are tough and comfortable.
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Please test drive em all before deciding
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:46 AM
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Have not bought anything yet, funding was pushed to a different direction so thats it until next year.
Thansk for the advice/opinions though.
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i have a 09 polaris==800 2up 2200 miles so far and no trouble the nice thing about the polaris is when u put it in 4wheel it is a true 4 wheeler just the fiick off the thumb between the little woman and i we hit 400 plus lbs and it takes what comes in stride we have 27s on it we are very happy with it-=---==
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Update:

We ended up purchasing a 2016 Polaris Sportsman Touring 570 SP. Ordered with Glacier plow, 3500 lb winch, tall clear windshield, handle bar and thumb warmers, and front and rear racks.
Only had it for couple days, so nothing much to say except that WE LOVE IT. Rides very nice, good power, and the electric power steering is awesome.
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I heard the 570 was a powerful little machine. I know the 550 was pretty decent. Enjoy your new bike.
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:34 AM
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Man, is this a awesome machine! We both love it, very comfortable for both driver and rider, and the power steering makes for an even better ride.
The glacier plow works great, easy to hook up, etc.
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excellent... and congrats.

probably on the 26th, I hope to put together a husband/wife, 2-up, family friendly type of ATV ride.

Couple of hours riding, stop and have a fire/weiner roast on the trail, ride for a few more hours or as long as people want. Around the Woodridge area will be starting point. Hope you can join us and get a chance to meet other like minded riders.

we won't be riding the typical trails out of Woodridge more to the East where most atv'ers don't go. This time of year is great as group rides are pretty much dust free but still lots of mud/wet areas to detour off into and play if wanted. No one gets left behind.
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Thanks so much for the invite, but not sure about if available that date. Have a pending arrangement, but if it changes I will let you know and get the info for getting on a ride!


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excellent... and congrats.

probably on the 26th, I hope to put together a husband/wife, 2-up, family friendly type of ATV ride.

Couple of hours riding, stop and have a fire/weiner roast on the trail, ride for a few more hours or as long as people want. Around the Woodridge area will be starting point. Hope you can join us and get a chance to meet other like minded riders.

we won't be riding the typical trails out of Woodridge more to the East where most atv'ers don't go. This time of year is great as group rides are pretty much dust free but still lots of mud/wet areas to detour off into and play if wanted. No one gets left behind.
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Just an update, been 1-/1/2 years since we bought our Polaris Sportsman Touring and just love it! Been great for long ride as well as little jaunts, back seat comfy, and most of all we really like the feel of the machine and how it handles. No problems with it, runs awesome. Only complaint I would have is how hot the exhaust pipe heat gets on the drivers right side ankle in the summer. I put header wrap on the pipe, that helps a bit but not totally. If your cruising decent you never notice it, but if your poking through the woods you feel the heat. Need socks for sure on those days.

The factory plow I purchased with it is awesome, beats my buddy's Moose Plow on his Yamaha he says, and the quick disconnect works slick.

All in all we are very happy with it and would recommend for sure. All depends what your doing with I guess.
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