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Old 02-08-2018, 10:26 PM   #1
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Many Home Depotís sell a 500 and 700cc UTV. Iíve seeen them in front of several stores. They are usually Coleman or Vector brand. Just wondering if anyone owns one or knows someone who does and what they think of them.
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:03 AM   #2
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My in-laws bought one a few years ago. The one they bought was labeled as a Landmaster but I think they are all built by American Sportworks. The one they had was a 400cc with a Honda engine. It was rough riding thanks in part to the quad rear shocks/springs that are preload adjustable. I had to swap the headlights out for LED bulbs as the charging system is pretty small and it would drain the battery if it was left at idle too long with the headlights on.

However, when it came to hauling stuff, it could handle a decent amount of weight. The dump bed was also a really nice feature. They have a good amount of ground clearance as well. For having such a small motor it gets up and goes pretty good, but they do have a pretty low top speed of about 25 mph. Don’t expect it to outwork a mule or a gator but for the price they are a decent entry level UTV.
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:24 AM   #3
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My father in law looked at an off brand in hearne that was sold at a dealer. You could just tell the quality wasnít there. Even bigger issue with the Home Depot ones will be getting parts. Gator, razor etc you walk into a dealer and order what you need. Not worth it to me, buy a used name brand.


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Old 02-09-2018, 06:06 AM   #4
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My father in law looked at an off brand in hearne that was sold at a dealer. You could just tell the quality wasnít there. Even bigger issue with the Home Depot ones will be getting parts. Gator, razor etc you walk into a dealer and order what you need. Not worth it to me, buy a used name brand.


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If that was at the Chevy dealer on the north side of town then that was a Kymco. They are equivalent to Hyundai of the car world. The ones you get from Home Depot are equivalent to Yugo of the car world. They are cheap and will get the job done as long as they are not pushed or worked hard.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:30 AM   #5
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It wouldn’t be pushed or worked too hard, just filling feeders and getting around the deer lease.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:35 AM   #6
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:35 AM   #7
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It wouldnít be pushed or worked too hard, just filling feeders and getting around the deer lease.
If this is all you are using it for I would say that it is worth the money. My dad bought a Kymco, as mentioned above and he has had that thing going on 9-10 years and it is still going strong.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:38 AM   #8
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Here are the Colemanís. Not sure which may be better.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:43 AM   #9
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for another grand added to the price of that 700 you could get a name brand. As far as the 500 goes I know Polaris makes a smaller ranger and Honda has the pioneer 500 for not much more than that and they don't have plastic bumpers
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:47 AM   #10
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at that price point I'd look at these
https://odesindustries.com/
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:48 AM   #11
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If this is all you are using it for I would say that it is worth the money. My dad bought a Kymco, as mentioned above and he has had that thing going on 9-10 years and it is still going strong.
Kymco's are clones of the Yamaha. At least that's what I saw comparing them side by side to one another at Texas Motor Sports in LaMarque.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:49 AM   #12
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My dad bought one a few years ago when they first came out and his has the Subaru engine. For what he uses it for on our 100 acres itís fine. Never had any engine problems but itís definitely not the fastest or strongest. We mainly just use it to putt around and fill feeders etc. Its definitely not on the same level as the name brands but we donít need that
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For that kind of money, Iíd rather buy a nice used big name brand that I know will last
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:17 AM   #14
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I went to look at a lease one day and road around with the land owner who had one. About two minutes into the ride a huge stick came through the floor and hit the crap out of my leg. Thought I broke it. lol after that, i would not even think about getting one. You could get a good used higher end one for the same price.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:20 AM   #15
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https://www.antlersmotorsports.com/i...74523-2005546i

https://www.antlersmotorsports.com/i...74523-2155287i

For that money I would go with a name brand. Everythiing breaks at some point, and parts will be an issue with off brands long term.

May find some 17s with rebates as low as what you are looking at.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:20 AM   #16
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I went to look at a lease one day and road around with the land owner who had one. About two minutes into the ride a huge stick came through the floor and hit the crap out of my leg. Thought I broke it. lol after that, i would not even think about getting one. You could get a good used higher end one for the same price.
My point exactly, plus parts will be way easier to get as well if there is a problem..
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:25 AM   #17
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I paid about that for my Mule 600. Three year warranty, replacement parts readily available. Great little unit.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:50 PM   #19
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There's a jeep in the classifieds with a salvage title for less than those pos's. I think Harbor freight sells those utv's
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:56 PM   #20
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you can buy kawasaki and yamaha for these prices, i know i'm shopping now
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Kymco's are clones of the Yamaha. At least that's what I saw comparing them side by side to one another at Texas Motor Sports in LaMarque.

In the 80ís and 90ís Kymco made a lot of engines for Honda. I could be mistaken but Iím pretty sure Kymco has also made some engines somewhat recently for Yamaha. So it would not surprise me if Kymco and Yamaha had a cooperative agreement.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:46 AM   #22
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Update to this. Since I started this thread I found out that an old friend I’ve known for close to 40 years that I grew up
With bought a Vector 500 from a Home Dept 2 years ago and so far is very happy with it. And yes he does push it pretty hard at least during deer season and getting ready for it. Knowing this and the fact I can get a 10% military discount on it will be a big factor in my decision.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:24 AM   #23
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For that kind of money, Iíd rather buy a nice used big name brand that I know will last
Talked to a feller yesterday bought a new small mule for $8300.
In Caldwell. I really want one.

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Old 04-14-2018, 10:26 AM   #24
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Like said above.....you could get a name brand for those prices. Kawasaki Mule’s are in that range. I have a 2006 Mule 610 that is still going strong. Have only put it in the shop for repairs one time.....only cost me $450 to repair. The new Mule’ are nice.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:46 AM   #25
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Man, at that price, I'd be inclined to look at a used Ranger or Mule. My neighbor paid $8k for a used 2012 Ranger 800 a few months back. That thing only had something like 50-60 hrs and looked like it just came off the show room floor. There are endless accessories and parts available for them too.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:53 PM   #26
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Appreciate everyone’s opinions. Definitely you’ve given me things to think over. Would like to hear from a few more.
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