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The Big Red was built in Mexico, but the Honda Pioneer is built at Honda South Carolina Mfg., Inc. (HSC) in Timmonsville, S.C. where the newly installed SxS line joins two ATV lines.

The vehicle originated at Honda Research & Development in Ohio - the first time a design was led solely by a U.S. team from concept to production. Honda says that, aside from the engine shared with the Big Red, everything was conceived uniquely for the Pioneer. Because of consumer response, Honda needed to get to market with the product quickly and managed to halve the development time usually needed.
Pioneer was built and developed in the USA. Just something I thought I would share.
 

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UTV's / SxS's are very popular in the U.S. so i really wasn't surprised to hear it's built in the U.S.A.
It probably saves them a lot of money to build Pioneers here rather than Japan.
 

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Developed and produced in America was a big deal to me. With all of our economic problems and employment issues this should be a consideration. You could buy a less expensive foreign utv with all the necessary accessories being stock. With the lack of dealers nationwide this becomes a major issue for dealer warranty repairs and parts. So for me keeping Americans employed in South Carolina where there is not much of any other work is important. If we don't support Americans with jobs our taxes will keep them feed with unemployment and food stamps. I prefer keeping Americans employed and supporting themselves than with handouts.
 

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Developed and produced in America was a big deal to me. With all of our economic problems and employment issues this should be a consideration. You could buy a less expensive foreign utv with all the necessary accessories being stock. With the lack of dealers nationwide this becomes a major issue for dealer warranty repairs and parts. So for me keeping Americans employed in South Carolina where there is not much of any other work is important. If we don't support Americans with jobs our taxes will keep them feed with unemployment and food stamps. I prefer keeping Americans employed and supporting themselves than with handouts.
No offense intended……but Polaris is not exactly a foreign company. I think MOST of these manufactures design these products here in the USA and source parts from all over the globe. Most are assembled here in the USA however…..no?
 

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I was speaking most to the imports shipped from china. Possibly they are well made but in my research of utv's I found that lack of dealers throughout the country made it difficult at best to get repair or parts. Some owners report the foreign utv is in the shop more than in the field of play. A dealer out of Illinois is selling the Chinese models real cheap on the net but I can't ship to him from Virginia every time I have an issue. If I'm plunking down my hard earned money ill be damned if I'm going to have to fix everything myself. Kymco dealer 20 miles from me but he has not been in business long and I don't believe he will be there long. The Appalachian region has been a tuff market as businesses open one day close the next. My honda dealer carried the Kymco brand a few years and told me I don't want one of those, that said he did not try to sell me anything specific as he sells Kaw,can am and honda. Bla bla bla sorry for rant. No offense taken.
 

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It's scary, I even looked at that POS Menards is peddling. The reviews on it are baaad. I did have a free Yamaha Timberwolf clone made by Jihanshe. It was 2002 and most parts off of a 1997 Timberwolf were the same. EXCEPT anything electrical. But hey, that's what got me by until Honda came out with the Pioneer. I knew they would improve on the Big Red so I waited and waited and waited and waited.
 

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My comments should not be construed to me bashing of any foreign makes or models. They just don't have the extensive Dealer network. Buy what you can afford and have fun. We are all in this together.
 

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I haven't checked yet but does this mean the motor and transmission are metric bolts/nuts and the rest of the Pioneer is standard SAE (non metric) bolt/nuts?
 

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I haven't checked yet but does this mean the motor and transmission are metric bolts/nuts and the rest of the Pioneer is standard SAE (non metric) bolt/nuts?
Everything I have cranked on is metric 100%.
 
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