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post #11 of 17 Old 02-28-2014, 12:06 PM
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Utard, great looking trailer sir! Unfortunately I will have to get an enclosed model (extra cost) due to road dirt and salt in local winter driving conditions.

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Make sure you measure good.

I have seen a few threads about people saying theirs will not fit inside trailers.
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How long have you owned the Pioneer?: Since Oct 1st 2013

First impressions: I wished it came with bucket seats and had more top end speed.

11 months report what have you found different from your initial thought?: The bench seat is comfortable and has good lumbar support for anyone with a bad back, I can ride all day and doesn't bother me at all. The top end speed is fine for the trails I drive on and the fact that it goes slow without over heating or carboning up. 45 mph is faster than you think especially on the trails I drive.

Likes: Price, quality,no belts and fun factor.

Dislikes: Won't fit in a regular size garage with factory hard top roof installed.

Would you recommend the Honda Pioneer to others? why or why not?: I would recommend the Pioneer to anyone who likes going off the beaten trail and taking a friend (s) to enjoy it with. I originally was going to buy 2 ATV's for my wife and I but I am so glad I bought the Pioneer, we can talk and point stuff out without stopping (the Pioneer was also cheaper than 2 ATV's we were looking at). Where we ride is very remote and my first thought was with one machine we better get a Honda for reliability and I have not been wrong so far.

Gas mileage: Never really checked it but it will go all day and all night and not run out. Most trips we only use a couple bars.

Terrain capabilities?: Have not found anywhere it won't go or climbable hill that it won't climb yet. They are very impressive in the mud and water.


If you want the fastest SXS this is not it, if you want something affordable that will give years of fun and reliability than this could be for you.

I know a guy who is still saving up to get a 1000 Can-am because his friends all have them it costs twice as much as the Pioneer, they mostly drive on dirt roads where they can hit 60 mph and eat each others dust all day, I don't find that as much fun anymore but it depends on what you want.

What ever brand you decide to buy take a hard look at the SXS's. You also don't need to break the bank to have fun. The SXS's are also fun to customize just join the forum and get all kinds of ideas and share your experiences.
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How long have you owned the Pioneer?
170 kilometres < than 10 days
First impressions
mine is a P 500, light nimble machine fun (reminds me of my Dad's '47 Willys jeep) only with great brakes and way better steering, not huge power but geared to create a capable package.
6 months report what have you found different from your initial thought?
will let you know
Likes
noted above as well as compact fits in short box pickup, quiet relative to other UTVs I've tried/ridden in, love the paddle shifting, comfortable seating, surprisingly roomy interior for 50" machine
Dislikes
none so far Honda, could have made an under dash glove box, slow speed power steering and front diff lock
Would you recommend the Honda Pioneer to others? why or why not?
Looking for a ground pounding power machine..... Look elsewhere, as noted above, if that fits your needs get one, they are huge fun!
Gas mileage not crunched it out 90kms think it was 8.89 litres.... Way better then my 01 Rubi
Terrain capabilities?
not covered enough terrain yet, trails, old roads....huge fun

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I have had Mine for a month.

I love it. I am looking for a family ride not a racer.
.It pulls through the trail and mud better than most 4 wheelers. I am guessing because of the weight.It gets to the bottom and digs.

The only dislike is how hot the front seat gets in the middle. Solved the problem with a little seat cushion for my little guy when he rides up front.

I would definitely recommend this unit to anyone that is looking to ride trails and needs a workhorse around the farm.
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  • How long have you owned the Pioneer? - 1 year next month
  • First impressions - very nice SxS for the money, Honda quality which is the main reason I bought it to begin with, could use a little more room in the front seat area...hit my knees getting in and out sometimes
  • 6 months report what have you found different from your initial thought? My opionion is still the same, havent used it enough to really notice much difference. Had it almost a year and hasnt hit 20 hours yet. I am started to wish I got the camo though.
  • Likes - versatility, no belt, Honda reliability, price
  • Dislikes - leg room in the front, suspension travel...had it bottom out a couple times just running around the farm, havent even been on any real trails yet
  • Would you recommend the Honda Pioneer to others? why or why not? - That all depends on what they are planning to use the SxS for, if they are looking for a work horse that will get them around the farm, go out hunting, trail riding with the family...absolutely, cant beat it. If they want a racer, rock crawler type of SxS...not so much.
  • Gas mileage - Not sure
  • Terrain capabilities? Handles what little Ive put it through so far, which to be fair...isnt much


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Honda hit a home run for us. We needed the versatility of a work horse and a four seater that was still in a small enough package to hit some narrow trails with. Plenty of room in the back for 2 grown ups. Bench seat up front is nice and provides great lumbar support and I really like the door configurations and how they operate. Everything on this machine is rock solid!
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This thread was made to help potential owners and others to get a feel and gain some knowledge from current owners in regards to the Honda Pioneer SxS.

Some things to cover:

Post a picture of your Pioneer
  • How long have you owned the Pioneer?
  • First impressions
  • 6 months report what have you found different from your initial thought?
  • Likes
  • Dislikes
  • Would you recommend the Honda Pioneer to others? why or why not?
  • Gas mileage
  • Terrain capabilities?
2016 live in Az 11000 miles ran great had to fix cabin heat problem change tires to general grabber at2 tires they will last 10,000 plus miles just sold to buy a Talon 24 mpg had to custom build rear tire mount much higher quality than polaris
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