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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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2008 Rhino reliability and pricing

Hi all. I'm new to the forum and looking for advice. I'm currently looking for a used SXS and came across a 2008 700 FI special edition. It has 890 miles and 155 hours. It was used for hunting and hauling wood. My question is, what is a fair price on a machine like this that is 10 years old? I'm interested in it primarily because of the reliabilty from what I've read and its something I can afford. How long can I expect this unit to last if taken care of and what kind of maintenance costs should I factor in? I've seen prices for these things all over the place. It has bigger flares, front and rear windshield. Everything else is stock. Here are a few pictures.







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Also wanted to note that I would want to add a winch and plow to it. Can you still find these items new?
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Some of the other guys might b better at price on these, how much does he want? If u do get it and u want it to last with a plow on it you should get a machined sheave and slug the wet clutch
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Some of the other guys might b better at price on these, how much does he want? If u do get it and u want it to last with a plow on it you should get a machined sheave and slug the wet clutch
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What does it cost to do this?

Guy is asking $6600
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That seems high to me, for a stock 2008, only thing it has on it for upgrades is the shocks. Less than 500 for sheave and slug kit, u do ur own maintenance?
It does look like it has been taken care of

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That seems high to me, for a stock 2008, only thing it has on it for upgrades is the shocks. Less than 500 for sheave and slug kit, u do ur own maintenance?


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I do not. Could handle simple stuff, but anything involved I’d need to find someone
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Nice looking ride, go to Hunterworks a vendor on here Todd is great to work with. He has a lot of videos so you can see if you want to tackle it. If your going to pow with it then the slug kit is a must as you could smoke your wet clutch in short order.

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I think a lot depends on your location, miles, maintenance. I also take close observation of the sellers garage and lifestyle whenever I buy something used. This can tell you a lot about how they care for their stuff.

I have the same ride you posted but mine has a back seat and upgraded roll bar and 4point harnesses.

When I purchased mine had about 2700 miles and I paid $6400, but in my neck of the woods these are very desirable so I jumped in and have no regrets because it has been a very reliable machine (all stock except for air cleaner).

I now have about 5k miles and still running strong.

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About a month ago, I got almost the same setup. Under 1k miles, well maintained....


I had looked for them for a couple of months before buying and what I found:


6,000 asking price seems to be the standard. I would offer 6k and he should take it if he is a reasonable seller.



Again with my recent experience, if you want extras like long travel or other mods, you are looking at about a 7k asking price.



If I had to buy again, I would have gone for a 7K machine with long travel, as it is proving hard to find a long travel kit for under 2,000. So if you want certain upgrades, look for a machine that has those items and pay a little more now. If you are happy with stock, then I would offer 6K for this machine and feel pretty confident that you paid a fair price.



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I think I’m just going to hold off til next summer when I have more funds and buy a new Kawasaki Mule Pro-FXR. It would handle all my needs and I have yet to hear someone say anything bad about it.
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