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  2. Just an update, I picked up a 2001 Yamaha Grizzly 600 today for what I think is a reasonable price (reference my rant in another post regarding KBB and NADA pricing). It seems to have really good compression, starts and runs great, doesnt smoke... all in all, it seems to be in pretty good condition despite its age. Im happy.
  3. This is partly a rant but mostly a question. Ive been looking for a used utility ATV and trying to rely on the NADA and/or Kelley Blue Book listing to see if the asking prices are in the ballpark. Around here, it seems as if everyone is asking $500-$1000 and more (and in one case twice as much) than the guidelines indicate the actual value should be. Even NADA and KBB can be several hundred dollars different. Does anyone follow these guidelines? Do you consider them when buying or selling an ATV? I was looking at a 2003 Kawasaki Prairie 650 on Craigslist. The guy was asking $3,600 for it. NADA had the value listed at $3,125 and KBB at $2,910 (in excellent condition). The ATV was missing a front grill guard and a previous owner had pasted 700cc stickers on it (which raises other questions). The seller would only come down $100. I passed on it. Does this sound reasonable for a bike like this? I offered $3,100 but I thought that was still a little high.
  4. Hello from Kansas! I dont have an ATV yet, just doing the research first. I sold a motorcycle and wanted to replace it with a utility ATV. Ive been lurking for a while and now that I have the money for a ATV, decided it was time to join and take advantage of all the info available here.
  5. Hi, I am brand new here and know next to nothing about ATVs. I have cash in hand and looking to buy a utility ATV soon. But I am still trying to figure out just how much ATV I need. I live in a rural area on about an acre. In addition to some low-key pleasure riding (I am an older guy) I am looking for something I can also use around the homestead. I have several trailers to move from time to time (including a 21 foot pontoon), haul some firewood and pull a drag on my dirt driveway. Most of my pleasure riding will be on dirt roads and flat land pastures (I live in Kansas). I dont plan to race or head for the dunes. How small an ATV would it take to do what I want without feeling inadequate and is there such a thing as too much ATV? Also, I was looking at a Craigslist ad for a 2003 Kawasaki Prairie 650 for $3,600... NADA lists the value at $3125 and KBB at $2910. How close are these guides to actual selling prices? Thanks

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