I agree with 69, I don't have a 700, but I own a 660 Grizzly and I like it pretty good. I also own a Foreman, too, though. If I had to pick between the two, I would pick the Grizzly, but the 700 is even better.
As far as the Foreman and the Rancher, I like the Foreman pretty good. If you are set on the FI and water cooled engine, though, then the Rancher is the only choice between the two. The 420 Rancher has about the same horsepower as the 500 Foreman. The 500 Foreman has 26.7 HP and the Rancher 420ES has 26.6 HP. Either one would probably be fine for what you need and both come in the electric shift models.
By the way, the Grizzly 700 has 45.6 HP.
Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!
You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
Last edited by Helmut; 05-30-2010 at 12:52 PM.