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I was looking at new 2002/2003 sleds.....I got a list of ones I like:

Indy Super Sport .............. $4,649
Super Sport.............. $4,699
Trail RMK.............. $5,099
Indy 550 Classic.............. $5,229
500 RMK............. $6,099
Indy 500 XC SP............ $6,249
500 Classic............. $6,799
600 RMK.............. $7,199

Now, heres the hard part......Which do you think would be the best for me? Keep in mind all I really do is Trail riding, I don't need some super fast racing sled. But, Keep in mind I do weigh over 250lbs so It needs to have enough power to keep up:D I also want the most sled for the least amount of money....ergo which is the best deal? Having reverse is always a plus too;)
 

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Anyone? Ok, i'll narrow it down to these:

500 RMK............. $6,099
Indy 500 XC SP............ $6,249
500 Classic............. $6,799
600 RMK.............. $7,199
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blah......i say neither........look for a sled 2-3 years old.....and they will be at least half the price!!! But if I had to pick one....i would go with the Trail RMK.........its a great sled for trail riding, and powder if you ever venture off into woods where there hasn't been a groomer :)
 

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I would have to say the Trail RMK wouldn't have the kind of power you need to move a big guy up a snow covered hill. How much hill climbing do you expect to be doing out East anyway. ;)

My pick isn't on the list, but I would say an XC 600.
 

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500 XC. Plenty to get you around and have a ton of fun but not enough that it will get you into trouble before you can avoid it.

I'm a believer starting with a sled that will be fun, reliable, and not to fast. Bigger faster sleds only end up in the trees with an unhappy (but hopefully still living) owner. We can all name exceptions to this concept (I can name some too). But I can name more that can't even keep a starter sled on the trail, let alone a bigger sled !

Make sure to pick a starter sled that will be easy to sell, cause you'll probably look to upgrade in two years. Indy Trails, Super Sports, 500's are all very popular and easy to sell. Long tracks like RMK's are more difficult because they are specifically designed to one type of riding and there are more trail riders out there than deep snow or mountain riders. If you live in the mountains, then the reverse is true.

Nothing says you have to buy a new one for a starter.
 

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Well, this would be my second sled. Ive had my own since 1994 but im looking to step up. (passing my old sled on to my little bro)
 

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Hey.... that is actually a nice looking sled. I am glad Polaris is getting over the 00 - 01 graphics package. They used to look bad.

That XC looks mint! Maybe I need to reconsider Polaris as a possible option for my next sled.
 

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Mr IndyXLT - You'll live to be reminded of your comment above ! Especially since you recently made a statement about some other brand that cost me a litre of Dew. :)

Put a low black winshield on the new blue/blk XC's and they look even better. Don't waste time with a big sissy shield. They are over rated and just cost more when a "branch" hits it. (If I remember the description of those pesky branches from another tread).
 

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Well, I agree, a low windshield makes it look so sweet. The only thing I don't like though is they are freezing cold! That is when you go as fast as we do, which I understand not everyone does. They look sweet though, yea.
 

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600xcsp

You could get a 600 XCSP with a sweet painjob, the red on black. Not all red, but not all black. Not sure if you don't like the red at all or what, take a look.
 

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