Re: buying new vs. used
The advice to buy new vs used is generally probably a good one, however there are undoubtedly a few good used ones out there.
I'm not suggesting that anyone consider buying my 2010 Polaris Ranger 800 XP when I trade it in, or sell it myself, and buy a new one this spring. However, whoever does get it will end up with a heck of a nice machine. It is fully loaded with options, is perfectly maintained, stored inside and only driven during the summer, driven on dirt and gravel but never taken taken truly off-road' and has just 500 or so miles on the odometer. I'd say it is in as close to new condition as possible, considering the age and miles.
I'm hoping to take a hit of only $5,000 off what I paid for it, but realistically I expect it won't sell for that.