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New 700-4 deluxe or 2016 1000-5

Coming from a can am commander 1000xt but needed more seating. Normal use is plowing and stuff around the camp, toting kids and maybe one good mud run per year. Do I save $$& and get the new P700-4 with EPS and paddle shift ($13,000 OTD) or go with the 1000-5 ($16,500 OTD)?? With the money saved I could get my accessories. Or I could also get a 2015 700-4 for about $10,000 that already has some of the accessories I'd want. Rarely did I ever go over 40-45mph with my old sXs which is why I'm so torn. Any input would be great!

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Thanks. I've been over all the specs. Just trying to get a feel of anyone has regretted not getting the 1000 vs 700. Seems most people are happy with any of them really, but there are the people that say the 700 is underpowered. Maybe the new paddle shift will help with that.
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You don't have a location listed where you live but here in Colorado, we ride a lot of high country. I live at 8400 feet and all of my riding is above this. You don't see any 500 or 700s here. You loose about 20% of your power just because of altitude so the name of the game here is bigger motors on your ATV or UTV. You can never have enough power in my opinion but there are all kinds of situations where you could end up with not enough power. Just the fact that you are questioning what to get should answer your question.

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You are use to the power so go with the 1000. It's not a speed factor as much as a power factor when in tough environments. The 700 is very capable of doing everything but I think you will feel it lacking compared to your old machine
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Good points. Im located in Michigan (Upper Peninsula).
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Go with the 1000, the 700 doesn't have high and low and only a 3 speed tranny where the 1000 has high low and 6 speed tranny
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I had the 700-4 for over a year and put 1200 miles on it. Now I have the 1000-5 and I would never go back to the 700-4 beacause the 1000 will go faster haul more people and pull more . the 1000 is not as tall as the 700 but has more ground clearance and it has turf mod for your yard work. I have put over 1400 miles on the 1000-5 with very little problems.
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Don't know about the 1000, but stay away from the 700-4!! I bought a new 2014 and have low mileage and light use. Sudden engine failure due to some cam chain problem.
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I'm sorry for your trouble @runner498. I'm on here pretty regular and on the other forms, and I can actually say this is one of the only ones I have heard of a problem with the cam chain. I have a 2015 700-4 and it has been a great machine. I have a little over 2600 miles but I know there are a lot of other guys that have way more miles then mine. I was contemplating upgrading to the 1000 but I just couldn't justify the extra money. I know they have had a few problems even with them (water sucked into the motor, clutch problems, there was even a guy with a hole in the motor casting). I use my 700 for plowing in the winter, and I am actually curious how the clutch on the 1000 will hold up. It came out late last October so I don't remember seeing a lot of guys using it to plow with. I wouldn't hesitate buying either model, because they are still a Honda. But like everything else they still might break down.
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