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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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good deal or not??

Hey guys, I'm looking to replace my current kawi prairie with a foreman and I have a few questions. I have found 3 that fit in my price range but what is considered "high milage" for a four wheeler and are any of these worth it?
The first one I'm looking at is a '03 foreman es 450 with 1700 miles and a 190 hours. It has vampire tires and rims but no snorkels, which atleast means it hasn't been submerged. I believe one of the boots may be torn so that would have to be replaced but I believe everything else is in good condition from what I'm told. They want $2750 at the moment but I figured with a torn boot I could get them to come down.
The second one is a '05 foreman 500 with only 40 hours on the clock. not much detail on this one but they want $3000 which is a little over what I'm wanting to pay.
The third is a '06 500 foreman es that also has tires and rims and only has 282 hours on the clock and they want $3600, again alittle more than I want to pay.
Right now I'm leaning towards the '03 foreman because its slightly cheaper even if I have to replace a boot. Would any of these, except for the '05 of course, be considered high milage or high hours? and would it be worth what they want? Thanks!
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Welcome to the forums. In my opinion, the '05 Foreman 500 would be the best deal if it's in good condition and only has 40 hours, but I understand it's a little more than you want to pay.

As far as the '03 Foreman 450, &2,200-$2,500 would be a better price, going by the prices they sell for around where I live, $2,500 being one in top condition. It depends a lot on the location, though. 1700 miles isn't really that many miles for a Foreman as long as it has been took good care of.




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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I agree the '05 is the better deal but I was looking for something more in the $2000-2500 range, that's why I'm leaning more towards the 450. I was thinking that if a boot was torn, and that being the only thing wrong with it, I could get it for $2200 or so maybe, as long as it's in good shape other wise. I've seen similar foremans around here in south Georgia go for more and have more milage and hours on them though.
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Yeah, $2,200 would seem to be a pretty good price if all it needs is a CV boot.




Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

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I never pay attention to mileage on a atv, only how it sounds and rides even if it only had 5 hours or 50000hours its gota sound good, also check the oil for water, also look yourself at the CV joint, check to see that its tight and its not a bad CV and a bad boot. NEVER EVER EVER take anyone's word about anything when purchaseing something LOOK FOR YOURSELF. If u want take some pic's and post them here for us.

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Hi there, i would suggest to get the least upgrade and less mileage for this will surely be a fresh one.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2010, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help guys. I would love to post some pictures up but all the four wheelers are atleast an hour away from my home and at the moment I haven't had a chance to go look at any of them.
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