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I'm looking for my first UTV. Looking a a 2 person, 500cc or so. Will just be using it at camp with my hunting partner. Probably pull a self contained brush hog with it. Used is fine with me. Looking for some help/recommendations. 

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Price range?

 

Kawasaki's Mule 4,000 is 617 cc, 2 seater

  • 617cc fuel-injected, V-twin engine produces reliable performance
  • 2WD with dual-mode rear differential
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with HI/LO ranges, neutral and reverse
  • Up to 1,200-lbs. towing capacity and 800-lbs. cargo bed capacity
  • Steel front bumper and steel cargo bed offer uncompromising durability
  • Backed confidently by the industry-leading Kawasaki STRONG 3-Year Limited Warranty
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On September 25, 2017 at 9:02 PM, Travis said:

Price range?

 

Kawasaki's Mule 4,000 is 617 cc, 2 seater

  • 617cc fuel-injected, V-twin engine produces reliable performance
  • 2WD with dual-mode rear differential
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with HI/LO ranges, neutral and reverse
  • Up to 1,200-lbs. towing capacity and 800-lbs. cargo bed capacity
  • Steel front bumper and steel cargo bed offer uncompromising durability
  • Backed confidently by the industry-leading Kawasaki STRONG 3-Year Limited Warranty

 

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I've driven many different brands of vehicles. The cheaper brands, just feel cheap. That's just my opinion. I'd recommend buying a nice used vehicle, rather than a cheap new one. 

   You have to be honest about what its intended use is for. These can be very specialized machines. For example, a mud buggy, won't be very good at hauling wood. It'll work, but not well. 

   Bigger is better on these things. There's nothing wrong with the small ones, but the bigger ones hold more stuff. So unless you're wanting mud specific, or putting it in the back of a pickup...get a full size machine.

   Probably most important of all, is parts availability. Buying a recognized brand will be the best for this. 

  If I were buying a used machine, I'd look at a Polaris, or Kubota, for the bigger ones. Especially the Kubota diesel. And I'm definitely not a fan of computer controlled units. So older just makes sense to me.

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On ‎9‎/‎27‎/‎2017 at 7:56 PM, MarkH said:

Price range? Ideally, 6000.00 ish but if something nice comes along or great factory deals?

About 19 months back I researched UTV's myself, after 3 months of thorough research and much tire kicking and crawling up under around and thru I decided on a Kymco 450i UTV.  This machine has been awesome, trouble free, great reliability rating and used ones are very hard to find.  Factory service has been rated as extremely good and problems per 100 units manufactured are one of the lowest in the industry. Do yourself a favor and research the Kymco USA website and link the side x side area. Not a Chinese company but instead are made in Tiwain, they allow usa engineers and quality control into there country where Chinese do not.  Kymco also has a USA factory and parts supply and easy to get parts online or thru a dealer.  My local dealer was very cool, actually had an offroad track to test out the machines, with hills, mud, trees downed to climb over, just like a ride in the woods.

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