Need small auto ATV for wife.

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    popsnbeer New Member

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    Around a 250-300cc size.

    She does not like shifting so I was wondering if there is a small quad that exists that is fully automatic.
     
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    anybody have any recommendations on brand preference for a beginner rider who wants to be able to control the machine with ease.

    We will mainly be doing desert/forest road riding. Nothing too hard, but it will see the occasional mud puddle.

    I have look around a little bit but have not seen anything under a 400 in a fully automatic transmission.
     
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    polaris trailblazer?
     
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    Good suggestion! Those are very easy to control and are autos. Only thing is they're pretty heavy and underpowered...but if you're not racing it around it shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    teach her to shift and get her a honda 250ex or 300ex
    they are much lighter and much more enjoyably to ride
    Polaris is garbage
     
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    i don't think that she will mind it being too slow. Right now we have a suzuki 160 and she thinks that's plenty of power/speed. Only thing is, is she pretty much refuses to drive it by herself b/c of shifting.

    The trailblazer looks like a small enough ATV for her to maneuver, but I have heard bad things about polaris.

    anything around the same size or smaller in a different brand?

    I have used both a 250 and 300 honda and like them a lot, but she just will not enjoy having to shift.
     
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    Polaris trailboss 250 or polaris trailblazer 250

    i've had my 98' trailboss 250 2wd for nearly 8 years and the only time it broke down on me was because the wiring harness rubbed through on the frame causing a short.

    I also recently replaced the front struts because they were blown -$144

    I'm roughly 180 pounds and it will climb any hill you throw at it and has only got stuck a few times in the mud, surprises the hell out of people when you go riding and they all have 4x4's
     
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    Look into the older Polaris TrailBoss/TrailBlazer.

    I never owned one, but my next door neighbor did and I don't recall it ever needing work. Between our two households there were at least 15 quads over 10 years, and we wrenched on all of them except that TrailBlazer.
     
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    thanks for the suggestions. I'll check out the local craigslist and classifieds to see if there are any good deals out there.
     

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