I have a 09 420 AT and love the hell out of it. It has a very sporty feel to it. And if you put a pipe and optomizer on it it opens up even more. Now if you go with much bigger tires as I did you may want to get the optomizer and pipe but you may not need it as you prob don't weigh as much as me. I could have lived with out it but it brought the power level back up to par and then some. My bro n law has a Rincon and yes it has great power and he is running the same size tires as I am with no need for the power adders, and your right the 3 spd. just left something to be desirerd. The are both great quads, but I enjoy my Rancher more! Sorry I can't help you more than that.