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Old 08-05-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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Unhappy Can-Am Commander v. Teryx

I just bought a brand new Commander 800R XT, however, my buddy, and die-hard Teryx enthusiast, swears that I made a huge mistake by not buying a Teryx.

I told him he was crazy - this Commander is sweet!

What are your thoughts, opinions, etc.? Did I make the wrong move?

Thanks, all!

-Joe
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:47 PM
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To each there own.

It is all about what you want to drive. Each machine has their differences, some excel in areas that the other won't and vise versa.

So far the Teryx sits at the top of my list for what I use and need it for and was the right decision for me. If my use of the machine change I would maybe look at switching to another manufacture.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:50 PM
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Welcome Joe! I think think they are both good machines and it comes down to personal preference. Have fun with it!
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:52 PM
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I just bought a brand new Commander 800R XT, however, my buddy, and die-hard Teryx enthusiast, swears that I made a huge mistake by not buying a Teryx.

I told him he was crazy - this Commander is sweet!

What are your thoughts, opinions, etc.? Did I make the wrong move?

Thanks, all!

-Joe
The only opinion that matters is yours. If you are enjoying it then you made the right purchase, now get out of the Teryx forum before we tar and feather you. (Just kidding, of course)
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:38 PM
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Your buddy is a wise man.

Around here the base Teryx is $10,000 and the 1000 Commander is $19,500. I know you have an 800, but man that is a huge price difference.

Seriously, enjoy your ride. The commander has a lot of nice features and a few first year bugs to be worked out. I hope your buddy let you drive his Teryx before you made your purchase.

Your opinion is the only one that matters. Just get out there and have fun with it. Thats what really matters.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:02 PM
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I think your on the wrong forum bro...
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:20 PM
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Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. Get in that thing and romp it, who cares its your money!
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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Well mistake #1 was getting the 800 and not the 1000 ... JUST SAYIN
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:21 PM
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i think we all can be a little jealous that we dont have the stock hp that can am has!enjoy, they make a good motor for sure
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nice to see you guys go easy on him.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:50 AM
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I really like the Commander 800 and would like to have one someday. But there are too many issues with it now for me. Tie Rods, Belts, front diff, water pumps, and some serious frame issues have come up. Many other issues also on a smaller scale. I don't do first year models of anything for these reasons. I like to drive my machines and not have problems with them.

I knew the Commander was coming out when i bought my Teryx. I didn't wait on it. If i was going to buy all over again right now. I would buy the Teryx again. I really like the machine.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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Commanders weak link is that front diff. But I personally would have spent the extra coin on the 1000
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1 post...new member with a odd ball question?...I smell a troll...

Must be coming off of your upper lip !!!

However this is like going to a chevy website and saying I just purchased a ford was I wrong????
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:54 PM
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Can-Am is a very nice machine. However, if it were me, I would buy and mod a TERYX to the hilt with what a Commander costs. Like the others said, it is YOUR machine and YOUR preference. Who cares with what everyone else likes. If you plant your behind in the seat and smile when you turn the key, is there anything else that matters?

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Yeah I think I'd rather a teryx and a smaller 4 wheeler than just a commander.
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Yeah I think I'd rather a teryx and a smaller 4 wheeler than just a commander.
That's my plan. Looking at KFX 700's right now. A pair of Kawi v-twin toys in the garage sounds about right.
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