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Looking at a Big Bear 400, need some advice please

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I have never owned an ATV but have decided to purchase a used one.  I live on 40 acres, cut my own wood to heat my house.  So I would use to pull logs, pull a wagon with cut wood, and general farm use.  Also I plan on plowing snow so that sums up my needs.  I will be looking at a 2003 Yamaha Big Bear 400 4x4 in a couple days.  I need help as to what to look for with this model, maybe things that might be an indication of its condition.  The ad says he just put a new battery in and the odometer doesn't work, it shows 881 miles.  It also comes with a winch and plow and he wants $2100.  Any help would be appreciated...thanks  The pics look to be pretty decent shape.

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My advise would be to take a experienced ATV owner with you.Out here,that price would be about 500 too high,especially with a broken odometer.You also would probably be much happier with a Grizzly,or something else with bigger engine.

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