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You can choose more than one answer in this Poll.
This is the last of the 3 major questions that Honda has been asking in their surveys.
 

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Everyone check pricing. That way, when their company plant takes this info to R&D, the next version is on the cheap too.! ;)
 

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I couldn't check the box for Honda reliability. I've had nothing but problems with my 2009 Honda Rancher. If I could have found another brand that didn't have belt drive, I probably would have bought it.
 

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I couldn't check the box for Honda reliability. I've had nothing but problems with my 2009 Honda Rancher. If I could have found another brand that didn't have belt drive, I probably would have bought it.
Your right we should have had tranny type as one of the chooses, that was one of the reasons I choose the Pioneer.
 

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Hi toodeep, ole' buddy ole' pal could you please change the answer "all the above" to "automotive style tranny" dont need it anyway where it is multiple choice.
 

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Everyone check pricing. That way, when their company plant takes this info to R&D, the next version is on the cheap too.! ;)
or they might just see that we're happy with paying what it is now and probably won't mind paying a bit extra since we love it so much ;)
 

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or they might just see that we're happy with paying what it is now and probably won't mind paying a bit extra since we love it so much ;)
Right, well in case they are watching.... I don't love it anymore than what I paid.
 

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Looks like most who voted own P-4, tho I liked fit finish, style I didn't vote that way. I'm of average height and think the rops is a little high. What do some of you think about height. So for me it was Price, it's a Honda and cargo. I would not pay more based on my need. Some of the extras I would have like to have been standard are winch, top.

The bummer was all the Dealer add ons. Base price really hooked me, I didn't care that the dealer wouldn't haggle on that. 6 weeks and I'm satisfied all in all. Bonus was I've got to somewhat meet a lot of nice people in this forum.
 

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I think the ROPS is just right! :)
 
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Hey big fella, I knew where you stood on that or sit. You need room for that rack.
 

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I don't know that they designed it for tall people, but whatever the reason , I'm very glad it's that tall. Sure it sucks for getting in the garage, but it's nice to not be in a permanent duck driving something.
 

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I was just reading some of the other forums on some new machines that were introduced about the same time as the pioneer. The new 1000 polaris is having all kinds of problems with drive shafts not balanced or out of sequence, Belts over heating and coming apart so often that people are adding CVT cooling fans and the list goes on and on. The few little problems I see mentioned here don't even register compared to problems being reported by most other newly introduced UTVs. Maybe a new catch phrase should be " you go for the longest rides on a Honda"
 

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I think you missed the most important one no V belt! That did it for me.
I agree with bfair. Along with the unique four seat option, while still retaining the dump bed and short wheel base, the automatic transmission (no V belt) was a big factor. Now we will all need to see how reliable it is!

For me, Honda quality is no longer a factor and I personally think Honda's quality has been matched and even surpassed by many other brands but ...... they are still good.
 

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hay qualt who has the same build quality as honda (or better ) .........don't say cracked frames (can-am) poo poo (polaris) or burned up belt (kawacrappy) ......the only company that comes close is yamaha .....
 

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We obviously won't know on the new products for a while, but having owned yamaha products before and honda products. I can tell you yammy's don't hold a candle to honda's quality, just sayin
 

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hay qualt who has the same build quality as honda (or better )

I am basing my experience across the Honda line (motorcycles, ATV's, generators, etc) not just side by sides.

I know some people get very brand loyal and whatever their brand is that is the only one as far as they are concerned. I was once that way too in regards to cars and trucks, but not anymore. Honda builds good stuff but so does Yamaha, Suzuki, GM, Ford, Toyota, etc, etc. I like my Pioneer, it is a nice utility machine, but I have already seen some cheaper quality stuff in it. But I am not going to nit-pick it because in the end we could do that with just about every brand. My Pioneer is still a great versatile machine, especially for the price.
 

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Mine was
1. Price and Honda. It blew me away that a Honda was that reasonable.
2. Transmission
3. Honda

The Big Red didn't do it for me or probably anybody on here. Once the Pioneer came out with affordability and the transmission I was hooked.

I put the price 1st because it could have had an Allison trans in there but it didn't matter if I couldn't afford it. If money didn't matter it would have been Trans, Honda, Price.
 

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For me it was this:

1. 4 seat option within reasonable wheel base length.
2. Price
3. Honda's reputation

But is was really the 4 seater config. that sold me on it.

Things I like and dislike over my Polaris 900 XP

Pros:
1. Driveability of the vehicle, by this I mean I like how the Honda drives with the torque converter tranny over the CVT on the Rzr, or any other belt CVT I've had for that matter.
2. Length with 4 seats, the Rzr 4 is just stupid long, I know people that have them say it's not a big deal but I don't buy it. Anything that long is going to be a pain in the ass on the trails.
3. Fit and finish is better on the Honda.
4. Its a Honda
5. Its 6 grand cheaper than a Rzr 4
6. Cost of maintenance will be much lower on the Honda.

Cons:
1. Power, Now I'm not saying that the Honda doesn't have enough to get the job done because it does. But I think the machine would benefit from more ponies.
2. Aftermarket support (hope this will get better)
3. Suspension, Although I think the Honda has a good suspension it is not as cushy as the Rzr. Now this maybe by design because of the work intended side of the Pioneer so for some this may be a Pro.
 
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