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Old June 1st, 2013, 05:38 PM
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Re: Why choose XP over Maverick?

Watched video after video comparing the 3. Read reviews for past 3 weeks, we are purchasing a can am maverick max in August after we get back from vacation, it's more modern looking, have to have the 1000cc as a base and its bright yellow,
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Re: Why choose XP over Maverick?

well my thoughts are that a lot of people join these forums to look at these machines and with 56,000 members I really dont think there is that many complaints!! I come to the xp from a teryx that seemed pretty bulletproof other than the belt taking 2 hrs to change.
our group now has 4 xps and 2 xp4's with no issues that are not due to hard abuse like an end over end that was driven away from.

AND I will try to stick with a company that donates machines to the wounded warrior program and their latest KICK ASS donation was 10 atvs and utvs to the salvation army to help disaster releif INSIDE the USA!!!!!! dont know how can am or artic cat helps out but I think polaris is a stand up company!!
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Belts belts belts. Personally I love the looks of the Mav and love the stock sound... Suspension is about equal. Ride height to me is a bit high, but no real issue after getting used to it.

However I'm not going to deal with blown belts and the added insult to injury of how much more difficult it is to change out belts compared to the XP.

For me the XP has been very reliable and CanAm hasn't. Plus, I also like giving back to wounded warriors too. :thumbup:

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Belts belts belts. Personally I love the looks of the Mav and love the stock sound... Suspension is about equal. Ride height to me is a bit high, but no real issue after getting used to it.
However I'm not going to deal with blown belts and the added insult to injury of how much more difficult it is to change out belts compared to the XP.
For me the XP has been very reliable and CanAm hasn't. Plus, I also like giving back to wounded warriors too. :thumbup:
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I love how you say belts but have you EVER even owned a CANAM?
I've owned 2 Polaris sxs's & 2 Canam sxs's. numerous other brands also.
The Canam's have been far more reliable than their Polairs counterparts.
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well my thoughts are that a lot of people join these forums to look at these machines and with 56,000 members I really dont think there is that many complaints!! I come to the xp from a teryx that seemed pretty bulletproof other than the belt taking 2 hrs to change.
our group now has 4 xps and 2 xp4's with no issues that are not due to hard abuse like an end over end that was driven away from.

AND I will try to stick with a company that donates machines to the wounded warrior program and their latest KICK ASS donation was 10 atvs and utvs to the salvation army to help disaster releif INSIDE the USA!!!!!! dont know how can am or artic cat helps out but I think polaris is a stand up company!!
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Belts belts belts. Personally I love the looks of the Mav and love the stock sound... Suspension is about equal. Ride height to me is a bit high, but no real issue after getting used to it.
However I'm not going to deal with blown belts and the added insult to injury of how much more difficult it is to change out belts compared to the XP.
For me the XP has been very reliable and CanAm hasn't. Plus, I also like giving back to wounded warriors too. :thumbup:
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I love how you say belts but have you EVER even owned a CANAM?
I've owned 2 Polaris sxs's & 2 Canam sxs's. numerous other brands also.
The Canam's have been far more reliable than their Polairs counterparts.
Lol I have owned a Canam and my comments are based on my experience with it and it blowing belts. Have you ever changed a Canam belt in the middle of nowhere? My XP has been flawless and so have many others that I ride with, while my own Canam wasn't.

I have also driven the Maverick and put it through my own personal testing and comparison to my XP, literally side by side; so my comments are not conjecture its based on real world experience.

Also the ITC was a death trap in the dunes.

My question is, why does Canam feel the need to take control of your rig via the ITC and cut throttle as you're bombing the woops... Yet it still blows belts... And conversely I can hammer my XP through the same woops and Polaris doesn't cut my power for me, but the XP doesn't blow belts? I call that a better design.

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Re: Why choose XP over Maverick?

my fav sxs are xp then maverick.
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Re: Why choose XP over Maverick?

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The only reason I would buy x-p over maverick

x-p is made by an American Company.

I think we need to support our American Company's.

I believe we need the jobs.

On May 21, 2010, Polaris announced that it was moving its Osceola, Wisconsin parts plant to Mexico. The move is anticipated to save the company $30 million annually, with most of that savings coming from lower wages.

They are just like a lot of other companies, moving to mexico.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Beach Leo View Post
The only reason I would buy x-p over maverick

x-p is made by an American Company.

I think we need to support our American Company's.

I believe we need the jobs.

On May 21, 2010, Polaris announced that it was moving its Osceola, Wisconsin parts plant to Mexico. The move is anticipated to save the company $30 million annually, with most of that savings coming from lower wages.

They are just like a lot of other companies, moving to mexico.
The thing that gets me from a business perspective is that it's hard enough to train people that speak English let alone ping across language barrier
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Why choose XP over Maverick?

The Polaris clutch and clutching system has been made durable through their snowmobile clutching, it's world class and second to NONE.
As a 2013 900LE owner with only about 200 miles and zero complaints, I can't imagine getting on my machine and wondering if the belt is gonna make the day.
I see guys saying the weak points to the maverick are the front diff and clutching, wholly crap! That's about 90% of the ride boys! When I hit 4X4, guess what, although rarely needed to be sure, IT JUST WoRKS! Like my clutch, sure, I am a Boy Scout, I have the "gates C12 carbon belt" just in case, but I also have extra battery cables to jump start someone, that's just prudent.
I hear a lot about the rotax engine, to be honest, I didn't think Rotax was that great at all (in my own machine) , the fact they bumped compression up to 12:1 means some guys are having trouble starting the damn things with the weak electronics.
When the two most important things, or 3 counting a good strong motor like the pro star are considered "weak points" the front diff, the clutching, and for me, that over cooked 101hp engine, there just isn't a comparison, and not that PoPo doesn't have some issues with customer support, and maybe using weak bushings and/or bearings, those are not going to leave you stranded hoping some dude in an XP comes by to save the day! And you KNOW in your heart, that this happens a couple times every weekend across the states, some over heated clutching makes belt fail, and due to the shear amount of XP riders, hopefully one comes by with a pull rope
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Re: Why choose XP over Maverick?

Granted I don't have as many miles on my Maverick as I did my XP but I broke two belts on it and neither one was "smoked". It had a total of about 2000 miles on the XP when I sold it. I traded because I got tired of working on it. Every week it was something, wheel bearings, brake pads, a-arm bushings, trailing arm bushings, drive shaft bearing. I have had Can Am 4 wheelers since 06, one Outty and the rest Renegades and I still have two of them. I NEVER broke a belt on any of them. And as far as motors go, I have never had a problem with a Rotax. My 09 RZR800 had a crank go out at 1200 miles, it twisted. Has everyone forgot about the valve train problem when the 900s first came out? Every brand has some issues. It just depends on what you are willing to put up with. Oh, there is a company coming out in a couple of months with a stand alone ECU that will let YOU control the throttle, not the Can Am computer.
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Re: Why choose XP over Maverick?

how do arctic cats and kawasakis fit in the mix?
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Oh, I forgot. Polaris seems to have a better warranty than the Can Ams do. At least from what my experience has been. I, and several others, have broke the frames on our 2013 Renegades and Outlanders. Can Ams fix? Bolt a brace on the side of the broken tubes and let her go. Several of us filed clames with Consumer Products. Can Ams responce to the claims were the same, we all abused the machine. Funny, when my friend in Nashville took his in to have it repaired the service manager, a woman, said she had one just like his and that he must have abused his. She said her husband had a 2013 Renegade. Well, Mike asked since they both were there if he could look at them. Guess what? Hers and her husbands were BOTH broke in the same place!!!!! She was NOT happy then with what Can Ams fix was.
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Re: Why choose XP over Maverick?

This is like the DODGE vs FORD debate.... this thread will prolly never die. LOL
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I'm pretty sure the thread is called "Why choose XP over Maverick" not, whats better PoPo or CannedHam. I could give two sh*ts about brand loyalty. I buy something I like, and I only keep what works.

My first Polaris RZR fell aprat on me. Granted it wasnt built to do what the XP can do, so it fell apart. The intake design was a failure...but even being out of warranty, Polaris replaced my blown engine.

Back to the topic though. The question is, XP or Maverick. If you are buying one or the other TODAY...the XP is more reliable. Sorry, thats the truth. Will the Maverick break down every time you use it? Probably not. But, it has belt issues. The CVT is the same one as the Commander except it has a stronger belt. After countless trips to the dunes when I see Commanders, Mavericks and Wildcats (not the X's so far) that are broken down...9 times out of 10 its a blown belt. I have driven both the XP and the Maverick and I love them both. After having a Commander and worrying about if I will make it through the entire ride in fear of blowing a belt, compared to my XP that has over 2000 miles on the stock belt and not one issue...I pick the XP all day long.

So if you guys want to argue what brand is better, go ahead...no one will win. If you want to answer the OP's question about picking the XP or the Mav...my vote is XP for now...
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