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ATV Purchasing and Price Getting ready to purchase your first ATV? Discussions concerning ATV comparisons, models, prices, and all purchasing related questions.

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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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new to these forums. I have a very limited budjet, 2000.00 to spend on an atv at this time. is there an model and year I should be looking for that would be a good choice to start with? I need all wheel drive. I know asking a lot for a little money. I can fix most things my self. just looking for some models and years that have proven them selves as good atvs. thankyou, rich
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at your budget, your asking a lot, on a AS is, problem free machine

as for models, yes and NO
and I say it like this, as the game your playing will come down to what you find in your budget and then based on condition when you go to look at it

what and where you from?
as location can mean a LOT

My advice is this, stay away from atv's with BIG mud tires, and snorkle's
red flags as possible sunk machine or more repairs maybe needed

next will be stay away from E shift bikes, go simple foot shift models
MY model list would be
foremans
400-450, older 300's too.

find one low miles and hours in pretty original condition and HOPE It was never sunk!, and cared for

do as much inspection as you can
check wheel bearing,s , take a compression tester if you have one, look closely at color of oil and level, SMELL the dip stick, too, smell for burnt oil, or fuel smells
look at air filter, if its crusty, that says owner didn';t do much for Pm's
but buying used is always a gamble
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For this budget you may only find pre2000 machines. Recommend 94-00 TRX300FW as a good starter ride: small frame, carbureted, foot shift (manual), full time 4wd. It's geared for tight trails---not speedy--very reliable when maintained and parts easy to find
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Any good condition 300 honda fw, or 350, Also older yamaha 350s and 400s were good bikes.. Condition is key.. And ya some people selling these bikes smoke a lot of drugs and want to much for them.. Keep in mind you can buy a brand new 420 rancher for 5500 out the door and polaris 450s and 570s for the same or less.. So if people want 2500-3500 for a 16+year old bike unless it looks like brand new. TELL THEM TO GO EAT $H!T!!
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An '86-'93 Honda 350 4Trax will sell $2500.+ in Canada, if it's in good shape.
The '98-'04 Honda 450S/ES Foreman models regularly sell for $3500.+

'99 Honda Foreman 450ES
'99 Honda Foreman 450S ....
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Well in socialist Canada where you can only have 5 bullets in the magazine and where the government taxes you double and triple for everything, 2500-3500 for a 15+ year old bike is not really a shock.. Just saying..
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Well in socialist Canada where you can only have 5 bullets in the magazine and where the government taxes you double and triple for everything, 2500-3500 for a 15+ year old bike is not really a shock.. Just saying..
My $2800.- Honda 450S Foreman.
Three .300 Weatherby rounds in the magazine .... one in the tube.
How's your 'health care' premiums?
You do have some kind of medical plan ..... don't you?
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Well in socialist Canada where you can only have 5 bullets in the magazine and where the government taxes you double and triple for everything, 2500-3500 for a 15+ year old bike is not really a shock.. Just saying..
My $2800.- Honda 450S Foreman.
Three .300 Weatherby rounds in the magazine .... one in the tube.
How's your 'health care' premiums?
You do have some kind of medical plan ..... don't you?
all I can say is...damnnnnnnnnn that looks too cold for my butt !..lmaoooo.
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$2,000 would get you something like this

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Here in the peoples republic of Canada your options would be limited to a 88-00 300 4x4, 86-93 350 4x4 or maybe a clapped out 400 or 450 Foreman in the $1500-2500 range. Don't know where you live, prices in the US are different. There is always deals out there too. I paid $900 for one 300 and $500 for the other.
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