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1996 Ski-Doo Rotax Formula III 600????

I know that i will be getting a biased opinion seeing as this is the ski doo thread forum:

But i am looking at buying the above mentioned sled (1996 Ski-Doo Rotax Formula III 600), and i am looking for your all's thoughts, opinions, likes and dislikes about this sled. Would you recommend or condemn this sled? thanks for your responses as they will definately prove very useful to me.
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Good sleds, heavy though. The 600 triple has a lot of torque. No issues that I know of.

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I've heard alot about this sled, and I would reccommend it. As a 600, it's a "small tripple" but that doesn't mean it's not fast! But it is heavy and not the most agile sled, but still sick.

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It's a get up and go sled, but not a jumping, cornering sled...

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I have the same sled with over 6500 miles on it. It has been an awesome, dependable sled, and still take to the UP as a "spare" (she has many trips to the UP as a primary!) Solid maintenance as usual is a must. Yes, they are not a jumping, sno-cross sled, and yes, a but heavy, but pass me in the corner, maybe, and I'll pass you in a bit. Fun and fun and full of torque! Still pulls up the skis..., and yes, still stock! Buy and enjoy!
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in 1996 they really improved the sleds.

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Hey, im new to SF. This is my first post of many more to come. My question is the same im looking at getting a 1996 Formula 3 600, would it be a nice first time sled? Price is $900 with 4,100 miles. I think it's a good deal. However, im also looking at getting a Polaris Indy 500 with 6,200 miles at $999. Could you guys help me out and decide, it's giving me a headache. The 96' F3 also comes with a clutch kit. The only thing im worried about is the unreliability of a triple (polaris xcr/xlt 600's crank problems) could I end up having the same problem just because it is a triple. Thanks for the help in advance!
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The rotax engine did not have any of the problems that plagued Polaris (fugi) engines.

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So overall, which sled do you think will be better? Im just looking a quick reliable trail sled. With maybe some lake riding while im ice fishing. Thanks
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The indy would be easier on gas.
The formy would be more smiles.

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And as for reliability?
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Very reliable.

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Would one be more reliable than the other? Im just having a hard time choosing between the two... or are there any other good, reliable, fairly cheap 90's sleds you could recommend. Thanks for all the help I appreciate it.
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Both equally reliable when maintained.
The 600 triple will have lots more smiles per gallon than the 500 twin.

I would take the 600 myself. its a bigger motor and it's a triple to boot.

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