Advice on side by side models/brands

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  1. pikemaster789

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    Sorry to make a similar post to some of the others. Dad is looking to buy a side by side for him and Mom. Mom wants to be able to take it for casual drives down the road looking for deer (easy to use and more quiet). Dad wants a vehicle that can get equipment, wood hauled, and deer out of the property, maybe some food plot work. 4 wheel drive, windshield and roof are his other requirements. Does not need to be anything fancy for trail riding. Ideally new or possibly used a year or two from a reliable source. Right around 8-9k. Thanks for any input. I will be cruising the forum
    -Scott
     
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    Sounds like a Kawasaki Mule would be perfect.
     
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    8-9k in the original post
     
  6. I'm not sure what they cost. But based on the OP's list of needs I have to agree with this advice. I would also seriously consider the Yamaha Viking, but it's more than $8-$9k.
     
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    Polaris ranger. Can find a good used 900 in you’re price range. Good for work or play.
     
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    Yamaha Viking is the way to go
     
  9. Pikemaster,

    Did your Dad ever buy a SXS? If so, what model/type?
     
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    He ended up settling on a cubcadet challenger 500. Price range was right, two seats, roof and windshield, good ground clearance, aggressive tread, towing, winch, and bed weight all good. Got some good local places if service is needed. Only hesitancy was how nice cubcadet was as a brand with sxs. The model has been out a few years and I couldn’t find much in the way of bad reviews. Couple of UTV/ATV websites had solid reviews on them as well.
     
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    My only concern is that they are built in China by Hisun. They are built on the old Yamaha Rhino chassis, with some design changes.