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Old 01-08-2013, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which would you buy?

I have somewhat narrowed it down to these units for my wifes sled.

2005 Polaris Fusion 900 - 5149km $3200.00
2001 Polaris XC sp 600 - 3827km $2900.00
1998 Yamaha SRX600 - 6300km $2799.00
2001 Polaris RMK 800 - 4000km $3500.00
2001 Ski Doo Summit 800 X - 8400km $3000.00
2001 Polaris Edge X 600 - 7000km $3200.00
2001 Yamaha SXR 700 - 6100km $3500.00

I let a really nice 2003 Arctic Cat F5 slip through my fingers - was asking $3500.00 for it. My top offer on any of these sleds would be $2700 - $2800 max. Which one would you pick and why? They are all in very good shape?

Anything on this list to avoid?
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the fusion because its the newest sled with the best suspension out off all of them i have been looking for one as well
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a mechanic friend who really has a dislike for Polaris, he tells me if I buy one I will be fixing more than riding. I have never owned one and I have talked to others who have and they say they are great sleds. No idea who to believe.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Rmk 800 is the best one on that list for the $ to $led ratio.
Polaris are solid sleds with a few hiccups like the fusion and one bad year on engines forget which bit not these


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Old 01-09-2013, 06:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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NONE Keep looking! The F5 !
I would recomend the Big Block Polaris!
And for the Wife! Keep looking!
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The Polaris 900 used in the Fusion was only used for two years for a reason. I would avoid it like the plague. The Polaris 800 has issues with crank bearing failure. There are fixes, but it can get expensive in a hurry if the crankcase has been rounded out. Buyer beware...
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So you are aware...

The 01 XCSP600 and 01 Edge X 600 are the same sled except for the graphics (basically). While I personally prefer the graphics on the Edge X, I wouldn't pay $300 more for a sled with twice as many miles.

I have an '02 Edge X 500 and it's a solid machine with almost 13,000 miles on it. The 500 pulls quite well, and I would expect that the 600 would be more than enough for your wife for a very long time.

Regardless of what you buy, be sure to go over the machine very carefully to understand its current 'state'. Ask lots of questions about maintenance and repairs, and buy from the original owner if at all possible.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd definitely go with the Polaris XCSP 600. They are very reliable, and great trail machines. I would avoid the 900 and 800.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Another vote for the XCSP 600. The Yamaha's would be good sleds, but probably a little heavy for a female rider to have much fun with.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The 01 Summit would be my pic but becuse of the miles I would'it. It's not a ton but it's more then you might wont. that is if you do a lot of trail riding
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The 01 Summit would be my pic but becuse of the miles I would'it. It's not a ton but it's more then you might wont. that is if you do a lot of trail riding
That equates to about 5200 miles. LOTS of sleds being sold with mileage in that general area. And, as I mentioned - mine has 13,000 MILES and it runs great. If the sled has been ridden responsibly and well-maintained, there should be no reason that 5k miles would be a deterrent.
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i have a 2004 xcsp 600 and its a great sled. i have 4400 mile on mine and havnt had an issue other then the track which i just replaced. i would stay away from the 900 fusion as they are known for problems. my dad has a 2001 srx 700 and its a heavy sled and i think it would be to much for your wife to have much fun on. don't know anything about the skidoo but my best bet would be the xcsp 600.
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If it's for your wife, there's only one question that's actually important to her:

What color is it?
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For all the US guys, keep in mind sleds in Canada are still priced at least 30% higher than in the US.

Iceman, Polaris sled odometers are still in miles in Canada. Verify before buying.
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The Fusion may be the newest, but with that 900 in it' I'd avoid it like the plague unless you were provided proof that all recalls and upgrades were made on it.
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That equates to about 5200 miles. LOTS of sleds being sold with mileage in that general area. And, as I mentioned - mine has 13,000 MILES and it runs great. If the sled has been ridden responsibly and well-maintained, there should be no reason that 5k miles would be a deterrent.
Oh sorry I was thinking 8000 miles not kms yeah your right
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