Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central Wisconsin
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Pioneer 1000 EPS vs. Polaris General 1000 EPS
After all the good input on this forum and other research, I went to the dealer yesterday to try to buy (or at least get close to) a purchase of a Honda 2016, 2000 EPS. The dealer is almost out of 2016 Honda's, and sort of steered me to the Polaris 1000. He wanted me to ride in both machines, but all they have is a large parking lot. Anyway he tried to sell me on the comfort of the seats, the belt drive over the gear drive, and easier access to the engine - the costs would be very simitlar.
The Polaris was somewhat impressive with it's more car like interior, and easy access to spark plugs etc. My wife arrived when I was talking to the salesman, and she made a comment on the jerking of the gear shifting on my manual shifting Foreman. He naturally jumped on that with the "advantages" of the belt drive on the Polaris (I always thought it was a disadvantage myself).
Now I'm having to include my wife in the discussion (not a show stopper) since he convinced her of the superior ride on the Polaris. I will use the machine for both trail and some work around my 10 acres, and reliability is the primary reason that I've always leaned toward Honda. I will never be doing anything extreme on the trail or at work - at least intentionally. A superior ride could influence me if it was really significant.
Any comments besides to hire a good lawyer? LOL
Last edited by Redtape; 12-23-2016 at 04:23 PM.
Reason: Just to make sure comment is understood as a joke.