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This is a discussion on Why Did You Buy Yamaha Over The Competition? within the Wolverine vs the Competition forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine Gen 1 708 cc SxS category; My wife's Grizzly 450 was a paragon of reliability, as is my King Quad, but Suzuki doesn't seem to want to be part of this ...

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    My wife's Grizzly 450 was a paragon of reliability, as is my King Quad, but Suzuki doesn't seem to want to be part of this conversation. When I decided that the effects of my disability were making riding the KQ problematic, I started looking at suitable SxSs with both sporting and utilitarian capabilities. My search corresponded with the introduction of the new X2. Further investigation and reading and watching every review confirmed. My dealer was willing to sell me an X2 R-Spec SE at the price of an R-Spec. Too good to pass up.
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    1.) Yamaha reliability. I had a 2007 Yamaha Rhino 450 that never had an issue.
    2.) The Yamaha reputation.
    3.) Quality fit and finish.
    4.) Bacause it's a Yamaha
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    I liked the look and price and reliability of the wolverine and my delaership played a big part in my decision also. I wanted to be relatively close for service and repairs. I previously bought a king quad from them and they were good to work with for the most part so I stuck with them when purchasing my sxs. I didn't have any Yamaha experience in the past but I've read about their reliability and since stuff is always breaking on sxs's in general I wanted something that had the smallest chance of this and like I said was pretty close to wear I keep it.
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    I've owned Honda and Yamaha ATV's for years. I drive thousands of miles every year. I graduated from Honda three wheelers to quads. I then moved on to Yamaha ATV's. Not once have I ever had to be towed because of a mechanical failure. I've needed a tow a few times because I was up to my waist in mud but that's part of the fun. They've all been bulletproof.
    A good friend of mine has a 2007 Yamaha Grizzly with 12,000 miles on it. It has had one set of wheel bearings replaced and 3 sets of tires and brakes. No other issues at all. When it was time to purchase a side by side Honda & Yamaha were tops on my list. Not because they are the fastest but because I know I will get home at the end of the day.
    I have a friend that purchased a couple of Arctic Cats over the years and had nothing but problems. I have another friend that is a devoted Polaris guy. He seems to be at the dealer every 2 or 3 months with problems. I did own a couple of Can Am ATV's. They were fairly reliable. The Can Am was on my short list but I thought the Honda or Yamaha would definitely be more reliable. The only reason I considered Can Am was I thought I would go with something 50" wide. The wider stance of the Wolverine is much more stable. The extra width hasn't presented a problem so far. When I read about the X2 with the 850 twin it was a no brainer.
    I love my X2.
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