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New to the forum & ATVs. Was hoping to get some help understanding:

1) Manufacture Brand distinction, like 1's that are liked vs. loathed. Out of likes is there a big difference between Polaris & Kawasaki, etc.

2) Looking at an older ATV (2005 Suzuki 700), and was wondering with all of the additions/upgrades to the later models, what are the biggest features in a newer (but used) model that I might want to consider that would deter me from buying a 2005?

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1) - most or all the major brands are solid now. very high competition between brands has made a more dependable machine for all japanese manufacturers ... (stay away from chinese knock-offs)

2) - the only bells and whistles i can think of is the power steering and carbureted vs. efi

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If you want dependable and cheap get a 1990s Honda Fourtrax 300. They go for under $2000 frequently and last forever.

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