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Guys I have been researching these two sxs and I need your input. Which is the better purchase after test driving a xp900 Im leaning that way lots of power quiet ride no heat issue's, three full size sets in the viking lots of leg room but gets hot i am not sure what to do because of all the problems that the older rangers have had help
 

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I heard the newer rangers being as greasable as they are, have become much more reliable....i sometimes wish i had got a ranger...but with yamaha you know its dependable...the getting hot thing?? Its just the header pipe... The machine dont necesarily run hot
 

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I would never get another Polaris, I love my Yamaha always have
 
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i agree with viking2k14, stay away from the ranger. i feel like you get more for your money with the viking. the price of the viking gives you room to add accessories soon. look at the sick viking pics on this forum. everyone i ride with has rangers and razors. the rangers break stuff almost every time we ride. the razors now are no joke, if you got 20k to drop. if and when my Dumb A.. figures out how to get my pics and vidoes up you will see why not to buy a ranger. just saying
 

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I also agree with viking2k14, me and my dad have both had sportsman's and rangers and we have both decided that we will never own another Polaris, just our opinion, they brake down way to often, He now owns a Yamaha rhino, I have a Viking and neither of us are missing the Polaris breakdown. I would recommend the Viking, I haul me and my wife and my 4 year old in a car seat in the front of the viking and I have a roll cage I built on the back with a rumble seat in it that I haul my older two daughters in. Covered over 150 miles and didn't have any heating problems with it pulling 28" swamplite's. Everyone was comfortable and had a great day.
 

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I would say viking hands down, this coming from a former ranger owner.I recently got rid of a farely new ranger 800 and it was junk. Had problems with it day one. I know they said they have made many improvements on the 900 but it was hard for me to go back with polaris after all the problems i have had in the past. I traded it in on a 2014 Viking EPS and love it. It is a little bit louder then the ranger, but I would rather a little extra noise knowing that the bike is gonna be dependable. Publication Font Bottle Book Formal wear
 

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LMAO, Thats funny!!!

I feel the same way, tried one Polaris...same problem from Day 1 off showroom floor, close to 2 yrs later, close to 10 trips between 2 dealers, issue never "found" or fixed, sold it soon as i heard about the Viking, always owned Yamaha till the POS Ranger, i would have stuck with yamaha at the time, but Rhino was to small.
 

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I have owned two Polaris Sportsman 500's and never had a problem. But having the same decision on a Ranger or a Viking I went for the Viking and am very happy with my choice. It rides nice and love the EPS. I wouldn't be without the engine braking. On steep descents low range holds me at 3 mph with little to no braking. I ride frequently with three adults so the vikings cab space is better. Lots of room for leg and foot comfort. I have been riding in 95 degree temps and haven't had any heat issues. Happy with the Viking....
 

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I'm new to this forum , we have two ranger 900 xp machines and switched to the Viking. Reason being Polaris made a bad decision having so called automatic 4x4 , when your trying to chase and cut a cow in snow and you can't lock in the 4x4 what is the sense of even having it, also driving on ice isn't a option by the time your rear wheels spin and the front wheels kick in its to late your sideways , very dangerous. Love the Viking great machine with just as much power as my ranger 900. Polaris will never be on my farm again nor will I recommend them.
 

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Welcome to the site, we are glad to have ya!! Congrads on the Viking. I've always had Yamamaha over the years, never let me down, tried one new 2010 Ranger 500 in 2010, it was a lemon POS, that that was the first and will be the last Polaris i'll ever own. Sold it soon as i heard of the Viking, got the dealers first Viking.
 
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I ended up buying a kawasaki mule pro fxt, that wasn't on the list until I was at a dealer and he told me to test drive one and after driving all three that is what I went with so far i have zero complaints it runs out great.
 
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