Looking at a 2019 Ranger 1000 and had some questions
I'm looking at getting a new side by side in the near future and I've narrowed the list down to three machines; the Ranger 1000 XP Premium, Honda Pioneer 1000-3 EPS, and the Can Am Defender HD10 DPS. I wanted the three seat versions so that my wife and our dog could both comfortably ride with me. It'll be used to cruise dirt roads, ride trails, and it'll do a little work around the house when needed. I think we've almost eliminated the Can Am after sitting in one. It just didn't feel as comfortable as the Polaris or the Honda. I have some reservations about the Honda as far as heat goes, but it does have some things I like (half doors, auto or manual shift, multiple 4wd/2wd options). Right now we are leaning towards the Ranger after driving one. It was super smooth, quiet, the seating position felt great, and it honestly feels like Polaris worked to increase the quality on this model.
I do have a few questions about the new Ranger 1000s.
How bad is dust in the cab? I know this comes with the territory, but some seem to be worse than others. We were looking at getting a roof, vented windshield, and rear panel.
Are the Polaris half doors worth the cost? I looked at one with the doors installed and they looked really nice. Felt sturdy and they have weather stripping all the way around. Seems like it might help with dust.
Does anybody hear have the cab seal kit and not the full enclosure? It seems like it might keep dust from getting pulled in around the seats and dash.
How about heat in the cab? During our test drive I didn't notice any heat, but that's not really a good indicator. I've heard horror stories of people getting burned on the Honda, especially if you hit some water and the steam rushes up behind the seats.
I'm sorry for the wordy post, but I wanted to get as much info as possible. The last side by side I bough was a 2014 Polaris RZR 570 LE and I sold it to my parents. It's still going strong. Thanks in advance for the info!