My northstar's street legal. All you need is a horn & rearview mirror ($100).. Calif is a liberal state & they dont even manage the forests or water. It's all about watering golf courses & mansions there. I hope California drops off the coast or burns to a cinder.My main reason was its easier to trailer/tow the 19 XP1000 Ranger. I had both and ended up selling my YJ. The Ranger is more maneuverable and it rides better than my 21 Dodge Longhorn.
The benefit of the Jeep is its a street legal and can be used on "No Off Hwy Vehicle trails in Calif. Don't get me started on the CA No OHV trails........they make no sense!
I have a 19 Northstar 3 seat & thinking of upgrading to the 22 NS crew Ultimate with my trade. The store didnt bother ordering 21s & decided to offer the 22s for 21 pricing. I'm same age, retired 3 yrs ago so this is my part of "playing hard". Freaking $31k base. WhewI have a Northstar premium on order since March 8 and I still have a bit of sticker shock. I'm 60 years old so this is a good way to get out there in some wild country in comfort. And a new source of entertainment since I have never owned an atv/utv. In a Walter Mitty kind of way it might come in handy if the Dems totally destroy the country as a bugout vehicle.
Cheaper than what? I see many fixed up Jeeps for 14 to 16 grand that's a lot cheaper than a Northstar. For reasons already stated I'm pretty sure that the Polaris is a better fit for what I want to do. Another concern is whether you will be able to get parts for your Polaris if something breaks that has to be OEM parts.No brainer. UTV, of course. Much cheaper and you can do work around house more efficiently.
You're comparing apples & oranges, what an odd question.
Comparing Apple & Oranges. The 2 are totally different.I asked the question because I saw an add for a really nice 97 Jeep with all the upgrades you ask for including a snorkel and commercial rebuilt engine for 9,000 bucks. Very tempting plus I could throw a few thousand dollars into it and still be way under the Polaris. Limited trail access is the biggest downside.
No comparison between the 2. You're talking about a used jeep for $14k-$16k. Try buying a new jeep for that. I'd never buy used anything. If you want cheap, buy used. In the long run you'll probably end up spending the price of the new Polaris. I don't like being "On the Cheap".Cheaper than what? I see many fixed up Jeeps for 14 to 16 grand that's a lot cheaper than a Northstar. For reasons already stated I'm pretty sure that the Polaris is a better fit for what I want to do. Another concern is whether you will be able to get parts for your Polaris if something breaks that has to be OEM parts.
Just buy both and use the one best suited for the ride or job. ( Jeep Rubicon and 2021 Northstar Ultimate Trail Boss). Neither takes the place of the other. Both are used 50% on pavement and 50% off pavement.Tell me your opinions on why a full cab utv is better than getting a Jeep.
Thanks that's reassuring, I have to remind myself that forums have posts that are largely about those with broken machines not the ones with years of trouble free use.gathering over 50,000 gallons of sap. It is still running the original belt, cv joints, axels, etc
I'm retired and can afford a $25k UTV. If you don't agree or understand, thats ok. Isn't this a great country?What about the ROXOR ? looks like a jeep BUT is an UTV. Like $16,000 I think.
I've never understood how Polaris sells UTV's for $25,000. or more. Buy a 2021 Subaru Forester-air bags-heat-ac-safety this and safety that- drive it coast to coast for $25,000. or buy a UTV ? Makes no sense cost wise. But people buy them and Polaris keeps the price.
What do you use for an evaporator Swampbuck ?? And how many taps ??I have learned over the years from first hand experiences that a lot of the breakage comes from operator abuse. Now that i am older and realize there is more to life than beer and gasoline my machines seem to be trouble free and still look good when its time to trade up. And all those years I thought the machines I owned were junk lol!!
I'm certinly not trying to persuade anyone from buying a Northstar (I'll try not to show my jealousy)I'm retired and can afford a $25k UTV. If you don't agree or understand, thats ok. Isn't this a great country?