If I lived near someplace that had a huge dune area like Pismo or Silver Lake or Glamis, I'd probably own a side by side. One of the full width 64" 1000cc machines with insane suspension travel to rip through those dunes. Even the Wildcat 1000 makes pretty good power and costs a lot less than the turbo models. I've seen them used for about 9 grand in great shape, some even less. I just looked on craigslist and there was a 2013 Wildcat 1000 limited with 970 miles for $8000 within reasonable driving distance from me http://semo.craigslist.org/snw/5792616139.html
. You can't find a non turbo Maverick or Rzr 1000 used for that price for sure unless there's something wrong with it.