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#5673569 - 03/28/15 12:30 PM Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking
lp243 Offline
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Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 92
Loc: TEXAS
I am new to the UTV side by sides , I am looking for opinions about the Ranger 570 full size or the Yamaha Viking. the Ranger is about a $1000 cheaper, but I am trying to choose between the two, any pro's and con's would be appreciated .

thanks in advance

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#5673962 - 03/28/15 08:25 PM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: lp243]
tdecker22 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 5084
Loc: Emory,TX
Got a ranger and love it.
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#5673964 - 03/28/15 08:29 PM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: lp243]
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Registered: 12/24/05
Posts: 11768
Loc: Cass County, TX
Ranger.

Have had a 500 for a decade. It can't be killed and my son is damn sure trying.
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#5678092 - 03/31/15 01:35 PM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: lp243]
lp243 Offline
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Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 92
Loc: TEXAS
I went with the full size Ranger

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#5686569 - 04/06/15 12:05 PM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: lp243]
EdRoth Offline


Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 100
Loc: Dallas, TX
Have had a Ranger for 10 years and would not own anything else

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#5686610 - 04/06/15 12:21 PM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: lp243]
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26573
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
The Viking is nice but rangers are also.. Drive them both and take your pick.. One big thing I like about the Viking is they are much more comfortable as far as seats and riding but they are loader also
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#5686661 - 04/06/15 12:48 PM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
The Viking is nice but rangers are also.. Drive them both and take your pick.. One big thing I like about the Viking is they are much more comfortable as far as seats and riding but they are loader also



Agree...Hands down a Ranger..but to each his own
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#5686677 - 04/06/15 12:57 PM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: lp243]
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Registered: 08/11/13
Posts: 1017
Ranger, got a 900 crew no and had a 800XP love them both

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#5686922 - 04/06/15 03:10 PM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: lp243]
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Registered: 07/02/09
Posts: 374
Loc: Lake Kiowa, Cooke County.
Got a 2014 Viking that was won in a casino giveaway. Rolled it off my trailer in the garage. Never been used. Only started to load on trailer. Dark blue. P.m. me if interested lp243

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#5686923 - 04/06/15 03:11 PM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: lp243]
aerangis Offline
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Registered: 09/05/08
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Loc: Nunya
Ranger 900 is in a class by itself.
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#5709902 - 04/21/15 10:23 AM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: lp243]
Turkeyman Offline
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Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 69
Loc: Georgia
GET the VIKING!!!!!!!!!!!!! The comparison is not even close. The Viking can do anything that needs to be done. Comfort, Speed (50mph with three people)) and Dependability it has no equal in it's class. Will eat up a Polaris 800 I love mine and would bot even consider letting it go. Works great in the Swamps, and will climb Rough Terrian. Has great pulling power. You would need to get bigger tires since the Viking comes with 25".

P.S. Welcome to the Swamp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Edited by Turkeyman (04/21/15 10:29 AM)

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#5710526 - 04/21/15 05:24 PM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: lp243]
twinbubba Offline
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Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 2504
Loc: DFW
I have owned 1 Polaris ATV and will never buy another Polaris product. I have owned a Yamaha outboard, scooter and now a Rhino and none of them were ever in the shop for anything but normal maintenance. Can't go wrong with Yamaha.
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#5710937 - 04/21/15 10:06 PM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: lp243]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/18/07
Posts: 233
Loc: McKinney, TX
I own a 570 Full Size and am very happy with it.

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#5742373 - 05/13/15 02:17 PM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: lp243]
westexhunt Offline
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Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 892
Loc: San Angelo
We (everyone I know) runs Polaris from here to out in West Texas (some of these guys run Dodge's too so...). Run them hard and use them daily. No issues with any of them. My uncle is selling his 08 800 crew, it has 20,000 (twenty thousand) ranch miles on it to buy a new 900, had a belt break other than that no breakdown's. I know guys that have torn the entire A arm assembly off one side in a sure enough wreck (tree stump at 40 mph) and put them back together and run another 5 years. Anything can be destroyed. Run what ever makes you happy. I have known many with Polaris and none of them have been problematic. On another note, my buddy was doing doughnuts in a grass field on a Terex (sp) and rolled it, tweaked the frame bad enough that insurance totaled it. I have seen a 500 Ranger roll down a hill (5-6 flips maybe more) that should have killed the driver and he drove it back to the trailer and after a few new parts has run it for years.




This one is my wife's. Didn't make it in the first pic. We only use the trucks to get to camp with all the boats etc. after that it's all Polaris.


Edited by westexhunt (05/13/15 03:10 PM)

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#5742721 - 05/13/15 05:36 PM Re: Polaris Ranger or Yamaha Viking [Re: lp243]
tlk Offline
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Registered: 07/25/13
Posts: 2102
I have owned 3 Rangers - they went downhill in quality with each one I bought. If running them on dirt roads that are flat and nothing else then probably ok. If you want to use it - mud, hills, etc. then buy another brand - their customer service is HORRIBLE - they do not care. I had to hire a lawyer to send a letter to get them to respond.
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