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is it just me of does it seem that newer arctic cats are having more than their share of problems, at the begining of the season i thought that there would be a glut of newer zr's for sale due to everyone jumping to the new firecats, but im seeing plenty of posts of problems with the new cats, engine seizures are common only to go back to the dealer to rebuild and to happen again, if i shelled out my hard earned cash and had these kinda problems id be fit to be tied!!,i just cant afford a new firecat but was thinking a newer zr 600 efi might be a good sled, but then again ive seen a heck of alot of posts about a bad bogging problem, at first i thought it might be people monkeying with stuff they have no business monkeying with, but ive also seen posts where these sleds are back to the dealer many times and he cant fix it, so its got me thinking it may be a inherrent problem with the sled, what do you guys think?, are polaris, ski-doo and yamaha, having these same kinda problems? im on a 87 jag, now and its first pull reliable, but its lack of suspention is killing me! i need a sled with suspention but at this point not sure what to do? what do you guys think? im not sure i wanna "jump ship" but im thinking, it almost seems like arctic cats idea is put it out to market and no R&D and fix it as it breaks, almost like the public is the test bed. its not easy for me to say this because of my good luck with my jag, please post your thoughts on this, what is your opinion???[:(]
 

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I've seen plenty of them with no problems.
 

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The rev is not without its own problems, this is off of the hardcoresledder forum.


You could have a REV that you can't be studded, has a disgusting beaver tail that is nothing but trouble, has paint falling off the a arms and rusting, is blowing crank seals, has reed updates, etc. I mention the REV because that would have been my second choice but they all have issues, especially the first year sleds. You have freedom of choice boys, let you wallet do the talking.
 

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Most if not all first year models have their problems. The 600 is by no means a first year sled it has been around for 5 years. It is a good dependable sled. Any mature platform is going to be more reliable than something that is cutting edge. I don't think you can go wrong with anybodies 600 class sled at this point. All of the manufactures are building good equipment these days.
I have seen lots of older 600's with 5000+ miles on them.
 

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The '03 Mountain Cats appear to be pretty solid considering that they are relatively new design. Small issues being sorted out but overall it's a winner so far. It'll be interesting to see whether or not it holds up over time.

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