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Old 01-25-2010, 09:51 PM
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Default Best Polaris year model?

Just curious on what the overall concensus is here on what is the BEST year Polaris ATV models?

My DAD still talks about his old man's 57 Chevy and his Impala back in the day, what would it be for POLARIS?




ATV's sold: SP800 and SP450 (mine and wife's) and YAMAHA GRIZZLY 700
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:55 PM
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Not a 04
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09 YAMAHA GRIZZLY 700, 08 YAMAHA RAPTOR 700R, 08 YAMAHA EF3000iS/B INVERTER, 02 Honda EU2000iA Inverter, 04 Dodge Ram 1500, Hemi QCSB F.U.B.A.R.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:13 PM
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It would depend on the model like the best 250 was the 1987 Cyclone and the best 500 Scramblers are 2001-2003.Depends on what YOU like best
2002 500 Scrambler-White Bros pipe,HPD airbox/carb mod chain tensenor and shock covers,TEAM roller secondary clutch,custom primary clutching ,WORKS struts,and much more SOLD
2003 330 Trailboss-stock excepet for EPI pink primary spring and Aaen blue secondary spring(gone with wife)
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:48 AM
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around 02' sportsman 500. imo
02'polaris sportsman 500 "freedom"
07' yamaha roadstar 1700
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:28 AM
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Not in 2006 Bad ECM's and remember also the Hawkeye was intoduced.....Many issues....Now no longer made.............Caper............
Sportsman 450 Blue (mine) warn and rear seat/box
Sportsman 450 Yellow Wife's STOCK
PowerMax 150cc Blue Daughters Disc,Elect St.Rev,Back up Kick St.
A/C TRV 400 2-up Inlaws.....Will not hold that against them!!!
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:39 AM
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I would say it would be any year they increased the engine size. Lets face it, it's what always puts a smile on our faces, no matter what kind of vehicle we are sitting on. Yes, I agree that other things count, but who dosen't love more power.
2005 Sportsman 800 EFI Camo- Winch, Glacier II 60" Razor Plow, Brushguards, Rack Extensions "Sold"
2008 Ranger RZR Red- Deluxe brushguards, 3500lb Winch, Fender flare Kit, Nerf bars, Cargo box, Hood scoop, Sport Roof, Aluminum Rims
2009 Sportsman XP850 EPS Camo- Winch, Lock and Ride frt Cargo Box, Rack Extension, Deluxe Brushguards, 27" Mudlite XTR's 66" Polaris Glacier III Poly Blow
2010 Sportsman XP550 Green - Rear Polaris lock and ride cargo box, Warn XT25 Winch
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:04 AM
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07 for the 500 EFI because they went all out on the 500 that year before they cheapened up and went back to offering the 500 HO in 08

08 for the 800HO sportsman. It was the best 800 they built.

09 for the XP 850. Best atv they have built before they started getting cheap again.

I have to agree with stendori about the 02 500's.....the 01's and 02's seemed to be very tough for some reason.

I don't know much about the sport quads.
'09 Sportsman XP 850

'09 Ram 3500
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:59 PM
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I had a 2001 Scrambler 400 4x4 that I loved. I think the best year for the Predator was 2005-2006. they added reverse and make ton of corrections to the overall designe. Now I have a 2006 Sportsman 500EFI and I am really enjoying it. I bought it used, but it had no miles or hours and feels "new" to me...Love the 4x4 quads..I guess I am getting older and don't want to hurt too much the morning after a long ride...
2006 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI
2005 Harley Davidson Night Train Softtail EFI
2003 Predator 500 ..sold
2000 Polaris Scrambler 400 ..sold
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:57 PM
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I agree with stendori, around 02, My 02 magnum has been flawless and I've beat the **** out of it. They should have labeled it a GTO. Gas,Tires,& Oil.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:50 PM
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Would anyone seek out one of your favorite listed year models and buy one if in good condition?




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