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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Conflicted Ranger 400 vs Rhino

I know I want a side by side, but I'm not sure which one. I mainly ride trails in hilly country with thick woods.

I've looked at the new polaris ranger 400 (actually it's a 450). It's narrower than a ranger and has decent power, decent comfort and a big bed. I just don't know if it is as sporty as the rhino. Is there something I'm missing? It starts out at $8k a little less than the rhino.

Anyone own one of these? I guess I'm asking how is the rhino superior to the polaris? I do realize I'm on a rhino board, but was hoping for some unbiased information. Thanks.

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I would go with the 450 Rhino before I would buy the Ranger 400, The Yamahas quality is better imo

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I haven't owned mine too long but one thing I notice is they are still offering a bench seat. I like the seats in the Rhino better. They will prevent you from sliding around in rough terrain. I didn't notice any head rests on the Polaris either.
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Good point there, The 400 does come with a bench seat. The Rhino would be better suited to trail riding than the Polaris

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Sorry I wasn't a little more clear. I'm trying to decide between the yamaha rhino 450 and the Polaris Ranger 450.

I'm thinking of going the rhino route, because of the reliability issue. Good point that the rhino has the bucket seats, which would be good for riding in rough terrain. Plus, I like that the rhino has more accessories.

Is it reasonable to think I could snatch up a new 09 Rhino 450 for $8k?

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The new 400 ranger has more power (29HP vs. 26HP) than the 450 Rhino. It has a top speed of around 42MPH, vs. 37MPH for the Rhino. The Ranger also has a slightly lower low gear and an all wheel drive system with the ability to run the rear diff unlocked, which is nice on your lawn or pavement. The Rhino has the locked rear and electric actuated front diff and locker, which has it's benefits over the Polaris AWD. Although the Polaris wins in the performance category, the Rhino wins on ergonomics and reliability hands down. And yes you can get a Rhino 450 for under $8K. If you live in Florida (Tampa name) I have seen them for close to $7K new.

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The Polaris is less sporty plus it's a first year Polaris product... There are a million accessories you can get for the Rhino...

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Even more great reasons to buy the Rhino! The biggest issue I am starting to see is that Polaris is trying to be everything to everybody. Think Toyota and how their quality has dropped quite a bit in the last few years.

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