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Old Yesterday, 02:43 PM   #1
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Looking at buying four wheelers for my boys for their birthday. Going to be 5 and 3.

Anybody have experience with a particular place? Don't want expensive (polaris, etc.)

I was looking at them here.
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I would watch craigslist and on here etc for a quality used ride.

I picked up an LT80 for 600 bucks. I have seen yamaha 4zingers going for the 400-500 dollar range.

I would much rather buy a used quality bike over new chinese "stuff"
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I bought my 6 year old daughter a tao tao 110 this past summer. At first had alot of problems with it idleing after being warmed up. Played with the carb and now it runs great. I was working in indiana over the summer and bought it while i was down there. But i think all the cheap ones are about the same. As long as you dont mind tinkering with them from now and again they are great starter quads.
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I had a baja 90 when I was younger, and that thing was unstoppable. I beat the hell out of that thing and it still ran with no problems ever. The only things that sucked is it didn't have a backup starter if the battery died, and the resale value sucks on them.
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My boys have a 2001 Arctic cat 90 and a 2001 suzuki lt80. Kymco, polaris and Arctic cat 90's are all the same model made by Kymco. Don't buy Chinese, sit tight and watch CL every day and something decent will pop up. When it does you have to jump immediately.

Both were picked up for about n $800 each, neither have cost me any real money in parts. I put new tires on the AC since he wanted them for Christmas. Both are mostly bulletproof and they ride them hard.

If you buy a quality used quad for $800 it will continue to be worth that. Buy Chinese and it's worth nothing after a year and you won't be able to find parts when you need them.
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Watch for a used Japanese machine. Don't be afraid of an older machine. Most didn't change much since their inception ~'86.

You'll say to youself, or you're wife will say, "yea, but that's a 20-30 year old machine for $800!" That should reinforce the idea of the older Jap machine, instead of turning you off. The year and condition don't even matter, they are all worth 600-1000, and have held the same exact price for thirty years!

The China brands come and go every few years, and take the parts source with them. The only nice thing about the new China units is that some have a remote shut down, which may be handy. Otherwise, there is NOTHING advantageous about the new China jobs.
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