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Names Alex. I'm 17 years old and looking to get into riding ATVs. I had rode them a little with friends when I was younger but havn't for quite a bit of time. I'm a very big car person. Mostly Jeeps and Toyotas but I'm into just about anything with an engine. I drive an '05 Tacoma PreRunner V6 TRD Off Road. Its mostly stock (only recently got it) but its my pride and joy! I used to drive a 2K7 Nissan SE-R but after having problems with it I sold it, got a truck, and have been happy sense. I live in Jacksonville, FLA but was born in Atlanta Georgia.

I am looking to get an ATV near the end of Summer time. I am looking primarily at used ones because I'm only 17 and don't make much money. I'm into off roading so I probably want a 4x4 ATV, hopefully I wont have any problems fitting one in my truck. I don't know much about quads so I figured I'd join so I can learn up about them before I purchase one.

Here is my truck which is my current obsession. Soon it will be my quad and my truck! :biggrin:

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Welcome aboard! Always nice to see someone getting into the sport!

I would look into something around the 400-450 cc range utility 4X4 quad to start.

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I would do some measuring before you get set on a certain quad. I have a Ford Ranger, I don't thinkk you bed is much bigger than mine. My 450 sport quad barely fits.

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You deff. want an auto. since you havent rode a lot in the past.

look in you local newspapers and autotraders to find something to your liking.

Polaris,Yamaha, and Honda all make great Utilities in the range of 400cc-500cc.

Suzuki i sort of the botttom of the utilitiy world. but if you take care of it.it will last.

polaris has a problem with weight. they are heavier than most, but that doesnt take away from the get up and go, most reviewers say. Can-Am/Bombardier is the top of the power class. but they are hella expensive. Hondas are mega Reliable, but lack a bit in the power end. Yamaha seems to have a great blend of power and reliability. Kawisakis Brute Force, seems to maybe be a bit out of your range power wise [very powerful machines] but if you think you can handle it go for it. and just a fair warning. if its not Kawisaki,Suzuki,Polaris,Honda,Can-Am/Bombardier,Yamaha. I would STAY AWAY.

cheap chinese quads are both lacking in power and reliability.

My top machines for this class i would recommend.

Polaris - Sportsman 450-500

Yamaha- Grizzly 450

Kawisaki - BF 650 [if you want the EXTRA power]

Honda- Foreman

this is like my longest post lol hope it helps :cute:

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You deff. want an auto. since you havent rode a lot in the past.

look in you local newspapers and autotraders to find something to your liking.

Polaris,Yamaha, and Honda all make great Utilities in the range of 400cc-500cc.

Suzuki i sort of the botttom of the utilitiy world. but if you take care of it.it will last.

polaris has a problem with weight. they are heavier than most, but that doesnt take away from the get up and go, most reviewers say. Can-Am/Bombardier is the top of the power class. but they are hella expensive. Hondas are mega Reliable, but lack a bit in the power end. Yamaha seems to have a great blend of power and reliability. Kawisakis Brute Force, seems to maybe be a bit out of your range power wise [very powerful machines] but if you think you can handle it go for it. and just a fair warning. if its not Kawisaki,Suzuki,Polaris,Honda,Can-Am/Bombardier,Yamaha. I would STAY AWAY.

cheap chinese quads are both lacking in power and reliability.

My top machines for this class i would recommend.

Polaris - Sportsman 450-500

Yamaha- Grizzly 450

Kawisaki - BF 650 [if you want the EXTRA power]

Honda- Foreman

this is like my longest post lol hope it helps :cute:

Welcome aboard!

I have to agree with the above, measure your bed or you'll be buying a trailer! There are some nice 400-500 cc quads out there. Suzuki King Quad & Yamaha Grizzly are my 2 choices for you.

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Welcome to QUADCRAZY. I would pick up something used and make sure you will like riding and all. Then sell it and upgrade to something new!

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My father-in-law has a Prairie 360 and it is a really good quad. He was also looking at Hondas when he purchased the Prairie but Honda doesn't have a front locker at all I don't believe. Suzuki and Yamahas are nice. Polaris is good too. I have a friend that has a Sportsman 700. Some people don't like their braking system though.

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Welcome Alex and all the quads mentioned above are great choices and one not mentioned is a hybred between sport and utility.. They are less in weight then the full utility quads and more than a sport but unlike the full sport they are 4x4 and some you can even put racks on

I have a polaris Scrambler 500 4x4 (all wheel drive)with a rear rack and winch on the front and love it i also have a front rack which is not on right now.. Can Am makes one to but like stated above they are mega $$

I picked up my 2003 Scrambler 500 for about 2 grand and it runs like new

Good luck in your search

here is a pic of the scrambler 500

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Chris

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waaaahooo welcome aboard :) my first ride was and still is my trusty honda 400ex....its not an automatic, and I did pretty well learning how to use the clutch and such......get a honda rincon if you want a utility :)

haha, i'm a honda.gif girl....

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