Even though I love riding my Polaris RZR and I definitely do not regret buying it in the first place, I have to be real about something: It wasn’t exactly an affordable buy. In fact, when I first got interested in Side-By-Sides I was a little bit shocked when they first told me about pricing. and so, in this article, I want to talk a little bit more why exactly are UTVs so expensive in the first place, plus several tips to make sure that you get the best possible deal on a UTV.
UTVs are expensive because of several reasons. The first one is that, Like I pointed out on this article, UTVs have long been an important tool for farmers worldwide. UTV manufacturers know this and so they jack up the prices knowing that farmers need a side by side to work with. This is especially apparent with more known brands like Polaris, Can-Am, and John Deere.
One of the other reasons is simply because UTVs have caught on with affluent customers, and this has made some trends when it comes to the pricing trends over the years.
And even if side by sides might be an expensive hobby to get into, there are still ways to save some big bucks, so that buying a UTV doesn’t break the bank.
How To Get A Good Side By Side That Doesn’t Bankrupt You
If you are on the lookout for a UTV but your budget is limited or you just don’t want to spend that much money in one, then you are going to have to go to the used market. this is a great way to save a significant amount of money while still getting that coveted UTV that you always wanted. used UTVs are great because they tend to depreciate rather quickly from the moment they are bought from the dealership, meaning that you well a pristine machine for a discounted amount.
Another way to save money is to go with some less known brands. While everybody might want the latest RZR, Wolverine, or Teryx, they are the best sellers on the segment, which means that they are going to be more expensive than the usual fare. because of this, it’s a good idea to go for lesser-known UTV brands, like for example CFMOTO, which sells sport models for under 7 grand when new.
Looking for rebates and discounts is also a good way to save some dough. Usually, most UTV dealerships come up with new deals for spring break, Black Friday, and the holiday season in general. if you find a good deal and negotiate prices a little bit, you can easily shave off thousands off MSRP.
Tips On How To Negotiate A Lower Price With Seller
The first tip is to go to different sellers and compare prices. this might seem kind of obvious but it’s amazing how many people do not really shop around for better deals. you can always go to a dealership, write down the prices of a UTV that you are interested in, and then go to another one and try to get them to sell you something for under that pricing. in other words, you are just making dealers fight for your business, something that all buyers should be doing to ensure a better deal.
Another tip that I like to use a lot is to come up with 1 price figure at the dealership and refusing to buy anything unless that price point has been met. obviously, you are going to want to avoid lowballing them, and if you do this correctly, the dealer might concede your request and sell you the UTV for a few hundred bucks cheaper. it is wise to make sure you do your due diligence and study the prices of the UTV that you are aiming to buy.
And the last tip is something that might make you laugh but I swear it works: look rich. Yup, this might seem odd, but if dealers see someone who seems like he has loads of cash, then they might think you are the real deal and are seriously looking for a UTV. and so, they might give you a discount to really seal the deal. If you have a friend with a nice car, then this will be really easy. just ask to borrow the car for an afternoon, but if you or your friend doesn’t have a luxury car, wearing expensive clothing or jewelry might do the trick.
Most Affordable UTVs On The Market
Like I said above, if you are not happy about UTV prices, then buying new is not an option. there are some exceptions to this though. you can also buy one of these UTVs, which can be had for quite cheap, especially when compared with some more mainstream options. buying these rides with a good rebate or deal going on will further ensure that you save your hard earned cash. anyways, here are the most affordable UTVs.
- CFMOTO ZForce 500: CFMOTO is a Chinese company that has been quietly selling UTVs and ATVs for years in the United States. And they are one of the few companies that will actually sell you a proper sports UTV for under 8000 grand. Many people think that this company makes weak products that break apart over the course of a few months but that has not been the case with the CFMOTO UTVs that I have seen. they handle very well and they feel very sturdy. The ZForce 500 is definitely a UTV that you should check out if you really want a Sport UTV that is on the cheap side.
- Textron Prowler: Arctic Cat been providing products that provide a lot of value for the price recently, And the Prowler is no exception. for under 9 grand you can get a UTV that is very versatile and capable, not only offroad but in work situations too. the Prowler is also a great UTV for bigger folks, with a lot of leg room and cabin room. anyways, if you are looking for a versatile ride that can do anything while still being under 10 grand, then take a look at this side by side
- Kubota RTV: While this isn’t exactly a great choice for anybody looking for a sports model, when it comes to utility and farm work, the Kubota RTV is a stud. one of the most lauded aspects of this Kubota is that it has a great resale value. many people consider this brand to have one of the best resale values on the industry, which means more moeny saved over the long term. it’s also super cheap at under 8 grand for a new model. anyways, if you need a UTV to work, then looking at the Kubota RTV might be warranted!
- John Deere Gator RSX: John Deere has always been synonymous with utility and farm work. that’s why when they introduced the RSX years ago, many enthusiasts were surprised. anyways, this is one of the most affordable Sports UTVs on the market. it’s also a great offroader, and in short, it’s a great option if you really want a sports side by side but are on a budget.