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Title says it all.

I would rather buy a used Honda, for many reasons.

Used quads are already decently beat up, even the ones in good condition have scratches on them. I know when my brand new 2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax got it's first scratch, I was heartbroken. Same thing with my Polaris Sportsman 500HO.

I bought my Honda Rancher used, and I love beating the hell out of it. I'm not afraid to, as I am with my Polaris. The Honda is built to last, so why not take it to the limits? I've rolled my Honda Fourtrax 350 so many times, and it still runs like new. It's a 2004.

I also like the older Hondas better. I have no need for the built in GPS, the heavy price tags, and I find the new ones uncomfortable. I also don't like the clutches in them (420's). The Automatic and Centrifugal in one? What's the need for that?

I only like the new ones for the independant suspension, front and back. Other than that, I love my used Honda.

What about you?
 

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I agree with used to save money but I am on the market and people ask so much money in CT for ones that have 200 miles but are already really beat up with broken plastics. I simply don't want someones problem as well as for paying extra grand or so rather have fresh and new and know what was done to in (plus can pay it off slowly on a loan) . But I am still looking and so far only considering used due to cost. that's my 5 cents =)
 

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I like new unless the used is in extreamly great condition and priced right.
 

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I won't buy used...
 

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The problem is I just think of someone like me. I keep my toys looking very nice, yeah they scratches but they look good. I know I wouldn't wanna buy my used quad. I take care of it but I ride the piss of her.
 

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Now don't get me wrong, a transition bike for a kid/wife or just something to cruise around camp or the pits is a different story.
 

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When we decided to get quads I wanted new. I like to know how its been driven and taken care Did my first oil change this year and with the help of those on the site I feel pretty comfy.
 

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I also like used because you can work on the engines. I don't like the new Hondas, I prefer the older models.

My Fourtrax was used, but the engine was rebuilt, new plastics, etc. I got it for a deal, compared to the new Hondas.
 

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I'd rather buy new, but depreciation kills you.
 

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Well, ill tell you something that happened to me. i bought an 02 rancher es with 1900 miles. had your average scratches, etc, no broken plastic, but was in good condition. one problem, it smoke blue smoke, not too bad, but enough to see it while riding. they guy we bought it off of told us there wasnt much wrong, maybe valve seals, or seized oil ring. well, i bought it for a real good price. so, we took it to our buddy to have him fix it, when he took the motor down to the piston/rings, he found that it was an aftermarket piston and rings. the guy we bought it off of (who we knew personally) said there wasnt much wrong with it. and i believed him becuase it started up great with no choke, it didnt knock, shifted great, cranked great, it ran flawlessly, except the smoking. well, in the end, our buddy did a top end rebuild, bored the cylider, valve seals, etc. in the end, with repair and the cost of the machine, we still made out pretty well. but to make a long story short, when you buy knew, you know no one has every beat it or done work on the motor. when you buy used, you never really know.
 

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I'd rather buy new, but depreciation kills you.
yeah, once its off the lot, take 1000 bucks off the value
 

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well interesting i have both a new 500 and a 87 250 i gave 350 for the 250 but no elecical working kick start only plastic was shot gave 6k for the 500 and really like it other then its auto shift but 250 needs new tierods oil change front tires and then ill start welding the plastic up so i guess its an individual choice but you pay hard cash for one and then need major repairs and you might be in it close to a new one good luck
 
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