Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: orange park florida
Well I own a honda and a polaris. I can say the honda will beat you up after a long day of riding. It dont bother me as I am still a young guy, but my dad hate's it when we go riding. But he dont like my polaris either. Mainly because I have super swamper vampire's on both of them at all four corners. As far as either one of them being junk, it's all in how you take care of it. My honda has never left me stranded anywhere, and I beat the crap out of that thing. But my polaris has never left me anywhere either. I have had one u-joint break on my honda which is a 05 foreman, and my clutch burnt out on my polaris which is a 99 sportsman 335. Both of these failure's where my fault, not the manufacture. Like I said I beat the crap out these atv's. So as far as either one of them being junk, I would say make sure you keep up with the maintance, and you will be fine no matter what you pick. I can say I wish I would have bought my honda from another dealership. Bought the polaris off craigslist used, honda brand new. The dealership I bought mine from is a joke. I looked at a sportsman 850 they had this friday when I went to get oil for the polaris, and even though they was going to give me a sweet deal on it, I had to turn away just because of what they have did in the past. So I would have to say first find you a good honest dealer, then pick out whatever you want. Of coarse someone is going to have something negative to say about sooner or later, but I can promise you that whatever the greatest atv in the world is that they ride has broke down on them at one point in time. I ride with a group of guy's and we have a grizzley 700 kingquad 750 vinsion 500 outlander 800 renegade 800 kittycat 650 mudpro 700 bruteforce 750 rubican and foreman 500s sportsman 335 600 n 700. They ALL have there up's and down's in design, quality, etc, etc, it boil's down to what you like. You are going to being paying $7-10000 or more depending on what you get, not your friend's, so get what you want. My two cent's, as far as fun factor the renegade 800 or brute force 650 with a solid axle. As far as using it to play in the mud like we do, renegade 800 or a sportsman. Ride quality sportsman. Either way good luck, and let us know what you get.