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P1000m5 Need advice on costly situation. Buy a 1000-5 or? Help!

Discussion in 'General Pioneer 1000 Discussion' started by mjs6789, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. mjs6789

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    Hey guys, looking for your advice, suggestions, ideas for an expensive situation I have gotten myself into. I’ll try to keep it as short as possible, but you need to know the details in order to give me some advice.

    SITUATION

    Bought a new 2018 Can-Am Defender Max XT HD10 (their big 6-seater) about 2 months ago. I have a wife and 13 year old daughter who rides with me hence the extra seating. My daughter would prefer to ride in back not squished up front with mom and dad.

    Unfortunately, the huge berms on our trails here in Arkansas are too much for the long wheelbase (I’m new to sxs so didn’t know about the berms). So I’m looking to purchase a new 1000-5 LE taking a financial bath on the Defender in the process. So I have to make this decision a good one.

    I am 6’5” over 250 lbs so there are not many machines I can fit my legs into. My butt fits just not my legs. The utility machines with bench seats work the best. I don’t fit comfortably in machines with center consoles like Wolverine or Teryx. They “could” work but not ideal.

    I’m liking the 1000-5. I fit great and love all the options and the seating works for my daughter too. Is the 1000-5 a great choice? Is it quiet enough? Is it cool enough? Is it worth the money? I have to cough up another $8,000 to make it happen, huge expense at this stage plus have to convince my wife to spend the money too so I am looking for your thoughts or other ideas.

    I need a short wheelbase, 2 rows of seats and I have to fit in it. One really nice feature of the 1000-5 is my daughter can ride in back or “comfortably” fit up front with my wife and I. So if it gets too hot back there or too bumpy, etc, she can comfortably ride up front. She has options. I like that…nice wide front bench.

    I’d like you to convince me to get the 1000-5 or offer me other suggestions. I need your help guys!

    IDEAS

    Sell Defender and get another NEW shorter wheelbase machine like the 1000-5
    Sell Defender and get another USED shorter wheelbase machine (prefer new as I am not a mechanic)
    Keep Defender and install lift kit, bigger tires and SERIOUS rock sliders (Not my first choice)

    Any serious suggestions or ideas guys? Can you convince me the 1000-5 is a good choice? So I can convince my wife to spend another $8 grand. I’ve been reading forum posts till my eyes bleed but can’t quite decide what to do. Help!
     
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    Same^

    The pioneer is a great machine. Yea it needs a few tweaks but all machines do. The pioneer will run forever without issues.. I actually just bought my LE down there in russellville. Give those guys a call they were great to work with.

    I sent you a pm.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
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    Tramguage1 Sparky #2
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    I'm 6'2" and one of the big reasons I liked the Honda is because my knees dont hit the dash. Plenty of room.

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    all the lift kits you buy make it ride terrible and excessively wear parts except the super expensive long arm kits. and the couple inch ones aren't likely going to change it as much as you need. I really didn't like the can am I had either, a lot more length maintence and cleaning and greaseing for hours. the japaneese ones are way easier and if you are paying means cheaper
     
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    Good advice, thank you.
     
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    Yeah, growing up my older brother was the mechanic of the house so never got into it but sure wish I had. Anyway, I have decided to buy the p1 as you guys say. I have someone interested in buying my Defender or if that falls through, the dealer upped the trade in by $2000 so it's gonna happen. Hello Honda!
     
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    Thanks everyone for your replies! Boy do I appreciate them. Tipped the scale way over and I'm going to be buying the Honda p1-5 LE. Super excited after reading your comments. I also have a potential buyer from right here on the forum or if that falls through dealer bumped up the trade in value so it's gonna be a deal real soon. Looking forward to the Honda and also to be a regular on this forum. Stoked!
     
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    Yeah, I have plenty of leg room which will be great!
     
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    No, mine from Amazon came with tape. I put it under the front seat up behind the seat back. This blocks the steam from puddles. I then put it under the bed, across the frame from wheel well to wheel well. Then put it on the bottom of the rear floor board. This really helped to cut the heat coming up between the rear seats. I put it on the floor board after reading an incident or 2 about the floor board melting. I have been really pleased. Thinking of redoing it as it has been down 2 years and getting a little thin from the pressure washer.
     
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    Have you picked it up?
     

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