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Old July 6th, 2007, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default Honda 500 Vs Arctic Cat 700 Efi

MIS AND I ARE LOOKING AT NEW QUADS I HAVE LOOKED AT A TON OF OPTIONS AND GOT IT DOWN TO TWO

THE

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-2...em300127123295

I LOVE THE HONDA NAME AND THINK I WILL HAVE LESS PROBLEMS WITH IT OVER THE OTHERS 10" OF G.C. .5 YEAR WARRANTY


OR
THE

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BRAND...em190129199009

I LOVE THE 12" G.C. ... AND THE 700 EFI, ARTIC CAT HAS A 3 YEAR WARRANTY



DOLLOR FOR DOLLOR THEY COST ABOUT THE SAME
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS
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Old July 6th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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Old July 6th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #3
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I have delt with the Honda east folks. they will beat anyones price. giv'em a call before you make a deal on Ebay.


by the way Arctic cats quads have been doing better , but some have had dubious issues that have lead to many complaints. I know of very few issues with Hondas beside lack of a low range in the trans.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #4
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The auto transmission Hondas have a car-like auto trans with a torque converter and no low range. Many folks say they don't need it since the tranny has specific gears.

So does my TJ - but I still want low range.

Not to mention it's pretty complex stuff for something you'll drive through mud & water. The CVT trannies in other ATVs are pretty well proven.

I bought Polaris myself and have had no problems with my 500 EFI Sportsman. I'm a little POed at Polaris over a recall on my Hawkeye 300 where they issued the recall but don't have the parts, so now wife is afraid to rider her quad and the parts to fix it are unavailable.

Negotiate a longer warranty - I got two years on my Polari.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 08:34 PM   #5
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Old July 7th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #6
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Honda...

ArticCrap has a real bad rep. in the ATV world.. they have some cool shit and neat features.. but their quality is less then be desired.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 02:28 PM   #7
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IF I GO OUT OF THIS STATE TO BUY A QUAD. DO I HALF TO REGISTER IT IN MI AND PAY THE 6% TO JENNY. OR CAN I GIFT MY OUT OF STATE QUADS TO MY WIFE IN MI.
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honda hands down!! dont think about the cat you will be sorry. have you checked out the yamahas? worth a look and drive.
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i love my artic cat and have had no ploblems. but honda is also a very nice machine.

if it was me personally id get the cat the 700 is a monster and really nice.
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I'm running Polaris sportsman and they do what I need. The Honda is a great but I would stay away from the Cat. Just my .02
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I'm a little POed at Polaris over a recall on my Hawkeye 300 where they issued the recall but don't have the parts, so now wife is afraid to rider her quad and the parts to fix it are unavailable.

You shouldn't be afraid to use that thing. The chances of your wife breaking it is slim. The only ones I have seen break are ridden by young kids who are jumping them. Both have over 3000 miles on them.
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cant beat the cat. I have been riding them since 97 with very few problems other then normal ware and tear and I ride the hell out of it. I also have a honda "400 ex" so I like thme both. but come on 12 GC 700 uh huh
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I have a 2004 Arctic Cat 650 4x4 and I love it. Could use more power but what cant.
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Honda my dad has a 350 rancher with the esp. and he went places my buddies 660 grizzley wouldnt cause he got water on the belt and couldnt pick up wheel speed. so at the end of the day the slow little honda dragged the 660 out to the trailer.
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