Originally Posted by Ima4wheelinmudder
I owned a Can Am Commander XT1000 and never had a problem with it. I bought it when my boys were small and I added the rear seat and rollbar kit to it. The 4 seaters just started coming out but were way too big to use on some of the trails that we ride. I happened to be at the Honda dealer looking at 4 wheelers when I saw the Pioneer 700-4. I put my Can Am up for sale that evening and got on the Pioneer waiting list. The first service on the Can Am set me back $650 versus $250 for the Pioneer. Eventually the Can Am would need a belt service and I wasn't willing to part with close to $1000. I took a big loss on the Can Am when I sold it but I got a machine that better suited my needs. There are pros and cons for both machines and they can't be put in the same catagory. The pros for the Can Am were ... it hauls a$$, can climb almost any thing ... the cons were that it gets hot inside, it is loud and whiney. The pros for the Pioneer are that it is a compact 4 seater with plenty of hauling and towing capacity AND NO BELT! The cons would be accessory availability. I'm 52 and don't need the speed and don't care about driving thru deep mud and water. Everyone has a different reason for buying what they want. Honda will eventually catch up to the other manufacturers and there will be a wider choice of machines that will suit the different needs of most of us.
A 1,000 dollars for a belt service? The belt cost 80 dollars, and a few tools to change it. I think its an 8mm wrench and some other small hand tools. It can be done on the trail its so easy.
Even in my RZR 800 the belt cost was around 80, a couple tools, and even with removing the seats, the seat belt bar, the cvt cover, snorkels, and a few other things I could do it in 20-25 minutes.
250 dollars to service you pioneer?
What kind of dealers are you going to?
My local Honda dealer charges 75 to first service a quad and 150 to first service a side by side.
Not poking just wondering what exactly you are referring to on the Can Am that would cost a 1000 for a "clutch service"?