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My local polaris dealer is trying to sell me an 09 800 dragon, or maybe its a switch back, anyway its got 1700 miles and one year left on the warranty. I don't have a pic but it looks good track and everything, not a scratch on it. I wouldn't mind having it, But he wont go any lower than 6800.00 on it
and I really don't know anything about it. I've always road sleds that were 5 to 10 years old. Never bought a new one. But am thinking about it. I guess I wondering what the general thought is out their on the dragon 800 and more importantly, the price tag. I guess the last owner traded it in on the 2011 Rush. Must be nice.....
 

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If it's a switchback then it's just about my dream sled. 6800 from a dealer doesn't seem like a bad price for that sled.
 

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I would just make sure you have all the details on what has been done to it, updates and what not. I have not had any first hand experience but have read a lot of engine melt down horror stories on the earlier year 800's.
 

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Scorch said:
I would just make sure you have all the details on what has been done to it, updates and what not. I have not had any first hand experience but have read a lot of engine melt down horror stories on the earlier year 800's.
Yup, that's pretty much the only problem you may see from that sled. But it is at a dealership so it should be really easy to make sure that the updates, especially ecu ones, have been done.
 

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for about the same money you could get a brand new 2010 600 shift. the with the 600 you will not have any worries about anything other than what way are you going to head today.on there website they list it at 7900, but in the show room floor i thought they had a sticker on it for 6999. give the mora mn store a call.
why buy used when new will do?

http://www.powerlodge.com/new_vehicle_list.asp?Category=3&CatDesc=Snowmobiles&Desc=&sid=0082699X12K6K2010J3I35I51JPMQ3248R0&ModelYear=2010&Manufacturer=14&DispType=0
 

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madcow said:
for about the same money you could get a brand new 2010 600 shift. the with the 600 you will not have any worries about anything other than what way are you going to head today.on there website they list it at 7900, but in the show room floor i thought they had a sticker on it for 6999. give the mora mn store a call.
why buy used when new will do?

http://www.powerlodge.com/new_vehicle_list.asp?Category=3&CatDesc=Snowmobiles&Desc=&sid=0082699X12K6K2010J3I35I51JPMQ3248R0&ModelYear=2010&Manufacturer=14&DispType=0
If thats true, then that would be the way to go. Brand New, and the 600's are bulletproof.
 

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madcow said:
for about the same money you could get a brand new 2010 600 shift. the with the 600 you will not have any worries about anything other than what way are you going to head today.on there website they list it at 7900, but in the show room floor i thought they had a sticker on it for 6999. give the mora mn store a call.
why buy used when new will do?

http://www.powerlodge.com/new_vehicle_list.asp?Category=3&CatDesc=Snowmobiles&Desc=&sid=0082699X12K6K2010J3I35I51JPMQ3248R0&ModelYear=2010&Manufacturer=14&DispType=0
Add on $500 or so for dealer prep and freight and you're closer to $8K than $6,800 for the new one. I'm not too particular about performance, but even I would consider dropping some coin on upgrading the front shocks on a Shift, so you're looking at another $400 or so there. The 800 should be alright if the whole 2010 update has been done, which includes a new top-end with dual ring pistons, and the latest ecu reflash. The price on the 800 Dragon is actually pretty good from a dealer. You can get one with lower miles for the same price from a private party, but it's still pretty good. That being said, I'd look for a used 600. Save yourself a grand compared to the 800 and have a totally worryfree motor.
 

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madcow said:
for about the same money you could get a brand new 2010 600 shift. the with the 600 you will not have any worries about anything other than what way are you going to head today.on there website they list it at 7900, but in the show room floor i thought they had a sticker on it for 6999. give the mora mn store a call.
why buy used when new will do?

http://www.powerlodge.com/new_vehicle_list.asp?Category=3&CatDesc=Snowmobiles&Desc=&sid=0082699X12K6K2010J3I35I51JPMQ3248R0&ModelYear=2010&Manufacturer=14&DispType=0
Add on $500 or so for dealer prep and freight and you're closer to $8K than $6,800 for the new one. I'm not too particular about performance, but even I would consider dropping some coin on upgrading the front shocks on a Shift, so you're looking at another $400 or so there. The 800 should be alright if the whole 2010 update has been done, which includes a new top-end with dual ring pistons, and the latest ecu reflash. The price on the 800 Dragon is actually pretty good from a dealer. You can get one with lower miles for the same price from a private party, but it's still pretty good. That being said, I'd look for a used 600. Save yourself a grand compared to the 800 and have a totally worryfree motor.
110% Agree!
 

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Hey snowmobilexcr have you had any more thoughts on what you want to do?
 
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