the first sled i got was an 95xlt. polaris dealer was the only one around in the town, so thats what i bought. really liked the ride fit and finish of the sled. so i moved to a 98 xc600, the finish was good but the feel in the cockpit sucked. you sat to far forward and to low. when you rode it down the trail it felt cheap or rough compared to the xlt, it did take abuse better though. i moved to the xcr and that cockpit feels luxury like the xlt did, except the seat is to low and far forward. but it trail rides like a dream and pulls forever. if i could get that sled with the xlt seat that would be great.