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post #1 of 14 Old May 17th, 2012, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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How should I assess a used RZR?

Hello all:

I'm looking to get into a RZR S. I would prefer to buy a used vehicle to save some money and wanted to get pointers from the community on what I should look at critically before committing to the buy. Give me some suggestions about what to look for. I'm guessing the usual suspects would apply, visible oil on the undercarriage, physical damage, etc. How do I evaluate if the belt, transmission and differential are all ok?

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post #2 of 14 Old May 17th, 2012, 04:58 PM
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Re: How should I assess a used RZR?

A leak down test is a good way of finding out the condition of the engine. Just make sure its not a oil burner.



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Re: How should I assess a used RZR?

1. if it has huge mud tires and /or snorkles ...run away!

2. like crazy said best test of a eng is leak down test it will tell you if its ex...int valves...rings. look for clean oil...any oil leaks....pull air filter off and hold open throttle and with a flashlight look at throttle body for gum/dirt dont botheir looking for smoke synthetic oil doesnt burn... jack up and ck ball joints and wheel bearings tie rods

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Re: How should I assess a used RZR?

I too considered buying a used RZR to "save some money" watching a few video's on youtube convinced me otherwise. Everybody is gonna tell you they only drove it around the yard and never got it in deep water or any mud and they never jumped it or turned it over and it has been perfect the whole time they've owned it. Cause they are trying to sell it. Maybe buy one from some really old guy. nah I've seen how some of them drive too. Wanna save some money??? Buy a new one.
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Re: How should I assess a used RZR?

To suggest you shouldn't buy a used RZR because its been ridden hard seems to say they aren't capable of taking it. If that's the case why would you buy one to begin with?

It's like anything else. If you are buying something used, it doesn't hurt to take some one with you that has some knowledge/expertise about the item, or if it costs a good chunk of change have a dealers mechanic go through it.

Have a look around when you go to see the item. If the guy has a ton of beat up dented up crap lying a round, chances are he doesn't take good care of his stuff. On the other hand if everything looks well maintained, you can likely expect the same to be true with the RZR.

Just my two cents.
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Re: How should I assess a used RZR?

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To suggest you shouldn't buy a used RZR because its been ridden hard seems to say they aren't capable of taking it. If that's the case why would you buy one to begin with?

It's like anything else. If you are buying something used, it doesn't hurt to take some one with you that has some knowledge/expertise about the item, or if it costs a good chunk of change have a dealers mechanic go through it.

Have a look around when you go to see the item. If the guy has a ton of beat up dented up crap lying a round, chances are he doesn't take good care of his stuff. On the other hand if everything looks well maintained, you can likely expect the same to be true with the RZR.

Just my two cents.
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X2 These things are designed for offroad use, and if manitained, a used machine could be a VERY good deal. Also, if it should have a extended warrenty plan, then it's $50 bucks to have repaired. A new machine comes with a 6 mo warrenty, while a used machine could have close to 5yr warrenty, if it was purchased at the time of sale. Also consider the acessories it has, heck, if its a guy thats been hanging around this forum for awhile it could have $10k worth of extras...

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Re: How should I assess a used RZR?

I bought a used rzr s from a guy who took good care of it. He rode it hard, but stayed on top of everything, svc., cleaning, had some nice x-tra stuff on it. I still have had to spend about $1500 since I got it a year ago, new clutch,shift indicater,wheel bearing,some bushings,just normal stuff. I paid about 10,500 for it so at todays prices I could have gotten a new one with nothing on it for about the same money. I think I would go new, have the fun of getting stuff a little at a time as I could. I have learned a lot on this forum, and If you go new, research the dealer you buy from. These things a great fun.
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Re: How should I assess a used RZR?

i know in my area people want like 10K for 08s so getting a new one for 2 grand more was a no brainer
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I looked around and was going to buy a new standard s model 2 months ago . Then I started looking into used ones , mainly buy getting a used one I was kinda able to hide the full amount paid for it from the wife ( she hates my toys with a passion ) so I found a 2011 orange s le . Took a buddy with me who has been into side by sides for a couple years now and we gave it a good going over and I brought it home . I love it , prol would have loved a new one even more but this way I came out with the fox shocks , and a few other accessories that I wouldn't have had on the standard . Plus this one seemed in good shape , only had 30 hrs and had all the receipts for the 25 hr break in service .


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Re: How should I assess a used RZR?

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I bought a used rzr s from a guy who took good care of it. He rode it hard, but stayed on top of everything, svc., cleaning, had some nice x-tra stuff on it. I still have had to spend about $1500 since I got it a year ago, new clutch,shift indicater,wheel bearing,some bushings,just normal stuff. I paid about 10,500 for it so at todays prices I could have gotten a new one with nothing on it for about the same money. I think I would go new, have the fun of getting stuff a little at a time as I could. I have learned a lot on this forum, and If you go new, research the dealer you buy from. These things a great fun.
Your saying, if you bought a new RZR-S, $13,999 + dealer fees ($200) + sales tax @7% ($979.93) + extended warrenty ($1000) =$16,178.93 VS. a used one (same year) with the same features for $10,500. The used one is not a good deal??? PLEASE, The new one will still need out of pocket expenses, Tires, oil changes, etc. According to most vendors on this forum the stock parts are inferrior to aftermarket. So, I still say a good used machine can be a very good deal. And yes, reguardless new, or used you are still going to have up-keep ($1500 you spent to use your machine, and keep it in good condition) It's really the NEW RZR SMELL you are talking about, in a couple of weeks, or rides they are identical. Except ...$16,178.93 - $10,500 = $5,678.93

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Re: How should I assess a used RZR?

Nothing wrong with a well maintained used machine. Probably difficult to get the leak down test (has to be done at a dealer). Best bet is to take someone with you that has been around them. I consider all the after market ad ons a gravy, when I look at the price of the machine its is solely based upon hours / miles / upkeep. next consideration is the amount of goodies on it. There are machines out there that have well over 4,000 miles on them and work perfectly (well maintained). I doubt I would have one that long as I get bored with looking at the same machine more than a couple years.
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Actually....with 3000mi. and 200 hrs. I got fox podium 2.0 shocks, front bumper, carbon fiber hood, H.I.D. headlights, UMP air filter, Street legal kit, lock-n-ride box and seat belt harness and soft glove box for my 10500. That was a great deal and I love the rzr. I've added a top, 1/2 windshield, and a pair of eagle eye lights. Thanks Blazeman....I feel much better.
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Re: How should I assess a used RZR?

Welcome to the forum and good luck in finding your rzr s!

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