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Hi all, well i have had my sights set on a Viking lately. I planned on getting one with eps, full front and rear windshields, and winch to start out....HOWEVER, i just happened to stop by an Arctic Cat dealership and they have a couple 700 HDX Prowlers for $11,000. thats almost 3k less than what i would be paying for the viking with winch, front and rear windshields! Both UTV's have their ups and downs, but if i get the prowler, then I could spend that 3k on accessories and whatnot....i really like the viking, but i like the low price of the prowler. I'm stuck in a predicament!! Which one should i go for? Thanks fellas.

p.s. if the prowler was retail price, then i wouldnt hesitate buying the viking.
 

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Ah, that's a tough call. Even though the Viking is a better machine.. $3000 is a lot of money. What do you plan on using it for?
 

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I plan on using it for a family machine. The wife and kid are more comfortable in the Viking. I do hunt regularly, and being in Alaska I want a dependable machine for summer and the harsher winters.
 

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Maybe you can work on the Yamaha dealer to get the price a little closer to the prowler. I think in the long run you will be happier with the Viking. The Prowler has always felt more like a tractor to me, which isn't a bad thing. I just think the Viking is more well rounded for utility/play.
 

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Quality is priceless. Go with the Yamaha.
 
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I reached out to all the yamaha dealers in Ontario when I bought my viking. I got quotes from everyone and it just so happened that my local dealer wanted to keep me close. My viking was listed for 13.9k and another at 12.5k.

I stayed local, the dealer cut me a deal for 11.6k, a very happy man and I was able to get sun top, front folding windshield, winch and a few other extras as well at my own cost of course. Made me very happy.

You've got nothing to lose to ask for a lower price.
 

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If you get your viking from performance Yamaha in Wasilla, they'll give you 15% for life on parts, garments and accessories. That's where I bought mine.


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They actually deal with you now, which is great, I put money down for the First Viking my dealer got, and paid MSRP, they wouldn't budge. There's a member on another site im on, its a Viking site, but the people that run this site, dont like me talking about the other... I'll just say, that he's got a Viking, but he's got other brand atv's too, and among them is Artic cat, i think he's got a prowler, and he really likes it too.
 

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Hi all, well i have had my sights set on a Viking lately. I planned on getting one with eps, full front and rear windshields, and winch to start out....HOWEVER, i just happened to stop by an Arctic Cat dealership and they have a couple 700 HDX Prowlers for $11,000. thats almost 3k less than what i would be paying for the viking with winch, front and rear windshields! Both UTV's have their ups and downs, but if i get the prowler, then I could spend that 3k on accessories and whatnot....i really like the viking, but i like the low price of the prowler. I'm stuck in a predicament!! Which one should i go for? Thanks fellas.

p.s. if the prowler was retail price, then i wouldnt hesitate buying the viking.
Comparing a Viking to an Arctic Cat is like comparing a Zeiss to a Bushnell Banner Scope. Better still Gentleman Jack to Old Crow!!!!!! Come on Fella an Arctic Cat ain't even close. You can't tell this group that a fully loaded Viking will be that much more than that Arctic Cat. First of all you don't need the EPS. Mine does not have it, and I can't tell the diffrence. I paid about 12800 for a loaded camo viking with all the goody's anybody would need. You need to shop around more. Arctic Cat junk Inc.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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wow turkey hunter. thats a heck of a deal for a loaded viking! where are you from. im from pa. i went to three different places and noone would budge on prices. the place i went had lower prices than everyone else and i still paid 16,500 for mine. the only accessories i didnt get was fender flares, back window and the toolbox. anyway if the viking is in the budget id go for it. reliability and customer service is worth a little more money in my book but get what you can afford and enjoy what you get. in the end it all about getting out and having fun. good luck with whatever you decide
 

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I'm from Georgia but I bought from a dealer in Alabama. The list was approx $13823( Non EPS) which incuded $200 labor for putting on all the accessories Final drive out price $12679. I bought a 2008 Rhino from the guy and got a great deal on it. You have to research closely. I got 15% off the accessories but the real discount was on the Camo Unit.
 

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I would go viking. The only people I know who have one are planning on getting rid of it when the warranty is up because its in for warranty repairs non stop. Say they couldn't afford to own it off warranty. Doesn't say much for Cat quality.
 

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I had a prowler now a blue Viking like the Viking but never had a problem out of the prowler [totaled it ]the Viking handles better power is about the same of the to bought it at Paintsville power sports gave 11'695 for It besides tax. great to deal with give them a call 1-606-264-5907
 

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I would like to know if you asked the same question on a prowler forum and what they said.
 

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I can't speak to reliability of either because I don't own a Cat and I just purchased my Viking last week. What sold me on the Viking vs the Cat was the seating the Viking offers. The seats on the Viking are sensibly arranged and the grab handle is in a comfortable position for the passengers. In short passenger comfort seems better with the Viking, and since part of the reason for buying a buggy vs a quad was being able to take the family riding (in addition to hunting buddies) the Viking won out over everything in its class that I looked at.
 
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