- Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:18 am
I went and bought one over the summer. I had no experience or knowledge of what I was doing. I bought a CanAm commander Max Dps. I wanted a four seater and something that was fun and also could be used for work. After the DPS was ordered, I started second guessing that I should
Have bought a Polaris General. I think Polaris has a better reputation, but the CanAms seem to be a bit faster. In this work/play category, 100hp is the norm. Sounds weak, but the vehicles are light and it’s enough power to spin all 4 of the wheels in the dirt. I found all of the dealerships to be staffed with Kia dealership rejects. They are essentially useless fools. The warranties on these things are a joke and all of them are built a bit sloppy. My only big complaint on the CanAm is that I have the dreaded drivetrain rattle from 4500rpm to 5200rpm. CanAm won’t do anything to fix it because the design is sturdy enough to make it past the 6 month warranty period. Apparently it’s a well known issue and there’s a fix, but it’s pretty involved to install. The other work around is to use 4wd all the time. The problem exists on the Maverick Sport and commanders. I do not know if it exists on the Maverick X3. Given how little work I’ve done with the thing, I sort of wish I would have bought an X3, but oh well. My only advice is the be really sure what you want to do with the vehicle before you buy one. Vehicle Width, payload, seating capacity, ground clearance, HP are all factors to consider. Just assume the money is gone because resale is spotty in my neck of the woods.
One more thought, you can customize each vehicle quite a bit. If you do it when you order, the vehicle will ship in pieces to the dealership that assembles the vehicle. They will try to charge you the standard shipping and assembly charge and then rape you on each install of the piece as if they were doing the install after the fact. Most of the pieces are really straightforward to do on your own, so you can save a bundle skipping the add ons at the dealer.
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