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I ran across a used Pioneer a gentleman says he bought to do a review (I'll find out who the review was for/with, this afternoon).

It's a 2-P. Color is green. It's the exact unit I'd go buy, if I were buying today. Unit has 7hrs on it.

Here's what is on it (all Honda accessories):

Fabric doors
Split windshield (the nicer one)
Heater
Hard top
Rear windscreen
Rear bumper

I think that's it. He wanted $12,500. I can buy it for $12K.

What should I do?
 

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IF it's what you were planning on buying I'd buy it. Pretty good deal with those accessories. You'd pay more from a dealer for sure. One question that I don't know the answer to, is the full warranty transferable to you?
 

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I have no idea on the warranty. It's a question I'd thought of also.....and a reason I posted this. I hope someone here knows.

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IF it's what you were planning on buying I'd buy it. Pretty good deal with those accessories. You'd pay more from a dealer for sure. One question that I don't know the answer to, is the full warranty transferable to you?
Honda.com: Official Site of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. says the Pioneer has a 1 year transferable warranty.

My opinion is $12k is still a lot of money even if it is a good deal. Since it has been used, and you don't know how or why. I strongly suggest a full inspection by a local Honda dealer before signing off. A couple hundred bucks is worth it to even offer to pay yourself.
 

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Be interesting to know the results of his review.
 

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Make sure you get a clean title and or MSO. This will ensure he/she does not still owe money on the the machine. Because the pioneer is still under manufacturer warranty you have the option to add extended warranty until the 1 year manufacturer warranty expires. If the guy doesn't have MSO, call the dealer he bought it from and they should have it there!
 

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I wonder what heater it has in it since the Honda one is still MIA. How may miles was put on it during the test rides? Warranty will transfer with the machine.
 

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I have to assume (per the price for the accessories he gave me exactly matching the price Honda touts) the heater is the Honda accessory. But, your question is one I would ask him.

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22 miles on it. The machine is listed here and on Craigs list.
 

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If you buy it (and I think you should) take some pics of the heater mounting, hose routing, and where the vents are located, etc. Lots of folks wanting to install a factory heater and don't have a clue.
 

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Yeah, the heater pic is up on the US site as well. Unfortunately, none of them have trickled out of the factory to the dealers.

2014 ACCESSORIES

Http://powersports.honda.com/images/accessories/c106_116_accessories_all/pop_ups/0se01-hl3-101.jpg

Heater
High efficiency heater features 22,000 BTU/hour and a 153 CFM blower for maximum comfort. 4 closable vents (2 dash, 2 floor) for driver/passenger adjustability. 3 position rocker switch. Custom fit to your Pioneer. Kit includes all mounting brackets and hardware. Requires installation of accessory Switch Plate/ Volt Meter/ Wire Harness.
Color:
NA
Part #:
0SE01-HL3-101
MSRP*
$549.95
Dealer installation charges may apply.

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22 miles and 7 hours? Sure hasn't been blazing along at high speeds...
No all of my machines are babied to remain in new condition in order to minimize the resale loss (and every one generates a loss... Just like this one but thats the nature of life in doing reviews) Our tests are on 1 local trail less than a mile long. The trail would be considered a "beginner" trail but has a couple of characteristics of what people would see on a daily basis. Typical speed is about 5mph. Top end runs are done in my driveway which is 500 feet long. Using this same stretch gives me an idea of the power in that I know how fast it got up to before braking at the same points. For example the Can Am Commander was doing 57 mph at brake point. The Pioneer was doing 39. The reviews are generalized without any fluffing or favoritism to the manufacturers. The machine is what it is and nothing more.
 

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If you don't mind me asking.....what's in it for you -- that's sweet enough to make you want to keep losing money???
 

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No all of my machines are babied to remain in new condition in order to minimize the resale loss (and every one generates a loss... Just like this one but thats the nature of life in doing reviews) Our tests are on 1 local trail less than a mile long. The trail would be considered a "beginner" trail but has a couple of characteristics of what people would see on a daily basis. Typical speed is about 5mph. Top end runs are done in my driveway which is 500 feet long. Using this same stretch gives me an idea of the power in that I know how fast it got up to before braking at the same points. For example the Can Am Commander was doing 57 mph at brake point. The Pioneer was doing 39. The reviews are generalized without any fluffing or favoritism to the manufacturers. The machine is what it is and nothing more.
I understand...BUT, how can you review a machine with only 22 miles on it?
 
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