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Howdy Honda friends,

Today I posted a video to my YT channel of saying farewell to our 2016 Honda Rancher. I already miss it terribly. Our Rancher was the best overall ATV ownership experience I've had yet. Honda really nailed it with these new Ranchers. We bought it brand new, and during the 22 months we owned it we put 3225 miles and 341.5 hours on it. All trouble-free with lots of smiles and laughs.

Why? I am embarking on a new career path, which really puts a crimp on our finances. As is our practice, we budget strictly and we cut costs anywhere necessary to live within our needs - no handouts needed. However, I embark on this new career path with the hope that in the next 2-4 years we feel comfortable financially with another new quad on the budget. I'm sure many of you understand. In the meantime, I have generous neighbors and friends who let me use their quads, and in exchange I maintain them. So I still have access to a handful of Hondas. ;)

My Rancher became one of the strongest proponents on Youtube of Honda's current generation of Ranchers and utility ATVs. I have received many messages of people thanking me for my videos (111 of them) of this Rancher in action, saying they bought their own new Rancher because of my channel.


I was tough to watch another dude drive away with MY quad. ugh
 

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well that sucks, but we all should live within our means, I think if more folks did so, it be a much better world

and like in life, there will always be more things you can buy later on when things allow so.

and who know's maybe Honda some day will come out with a even more sporty 4x4 atv LOL
 

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Surely just parking it in the garage for the next few years would have been fine, no? I never sell things unless I know I’m getting a better deal from selling it.
Anyhow, I should imagine that was a difficult time watching your ATV going down the road, you sure did love that Rancher, the bond between man and machine is like a man and his dog!
 

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Surely just parking it in the garage for the next few years would have been fine, no? I never sell things unless I know I’m getting a better deal from selling it.
Anyhow, I should imagine that was a difficult time watching your ATV going down the road, you sure did love that Rancher, the bond between man and machine is like a man and his dog!
"...is like a man and his dog." True that. I feel like I sold my friend.
 

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well that sucks, but we all should live within our means, I think if more folks did so, it be a much better world

and like in life, there will always be more things you can buy later on when things allow so.

and who know's maybe Honda some day will come out with a even more sporty 4x4 atv LOL
You're right. Your words remind me of something my father told me when I was in high school 20 years ago: "There are jillions of cars out there son. There will always be another one you'll love." Seems to be the case with quads too.
 

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As said above Creed, stock around, hope to see videos when you borrow your neighbors ATV. You were the king of videos and reviews on your Rancher.
Hey, who knows, you may end up benefiting from this sale your new career could lead you to a new Foreman in a few years :)
 

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I can hear it in your voice, you are doing the right thing. I'm confident those who do the right thing, things will turn and when it does, I look forward to seeing a 2020 model rancher on YTube via creed82.... Best of luck with the career change....
 

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Stick around man, 2-4 years don't take long

So true, and the older you get, the faster the time goes!

You'll be back before you know it haha!
 

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As said above Creed, stock around, hope to see videos when you borrow your neighbors ATV. You were the king of videos and reviews on your Rancher.
Hey, who knows, you may end up benefiting from this sale your new career could lead you to a new Foreman in a few years :)

True that! :) I sure hope so.
 

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I can hear it in your voice, you are doing the right thing. I'm confident those who do the right thing, things will turn and when it does, I look forward to seeing a 2020 model rancher on YTube via creed82.... Best of luck with the career change....

Thank you. I need it. It can be tough.
 

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Yea, gotta get the priorities straight, so good for you. They are machines & come & go, can be replaced. ..having said that, you ARE getting another ATV again, someday...arent you? :O
Yes, it's a rather permanent part of me.
 

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Sorry to hear that but, being financially responsible these days is a rarity. Good for you for recognizing what you need to do, sure God will bless that decision. Hope the direction you are heading works out. Like I told you before if you're ever in this neck of the woods, I've got an extra beggin' to be ridden. FF
 

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Good call bro. I sold a dirt bike years ago to repair my air conditioner. Sold another to pay for an MRI. Sold two 2008 420's a few years ago because I needed cash to build a new shop. If more people lived like you this whole country would be a much, much ,much better place. And as others have stated.......you have some good neighbors huh?
 

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Creed,
Sorry to hear that but, being financially responsible these days is a rarity. Good for you for recognizing what you need to do, sure God will bless that decision. Hope the direction you are heading works out. Like I told you before if you're ever in this neck of the woods, I've got an extra beggin' to be ridden. FF

Hey, I appreciate that. I wish you weren't several states away, because that sounds like fun.
 

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I think your neighbors are great for letting you ride their quads. That a super positive thing, you have in reserve. Not the most common thing to hear lol. Good luck with the new career. Something like that needs a lot of mental bandwidth.

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Yep, I've got great neighbors. And they love it when their old, dirty, squeaky, not-maintained quad comes back tuned-up and clean.
 
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