If you are considering purchasing a UTV for your off road driving and traveling, there are some things you want to think about, especially if you are a first time purchaser. If you are looking for something you can have for years, or if you aren't sure if you'll really enjoy the sport, this will affect your budget. Here are some of the things to consider so you can make the best decision and the best investment when you are purchasing your recreational vehicle.
Can You Do Mechanical Work?
If you are able to purchase parts and repair or improve a used vehicle, or a vehicle that has some problems, purchasing a used UTV may not be a bad idea. This could actually be a good investment for you because you can find a good sale price on a used vehicle.
If you don't have a lot of experience or time related to fixing the UTV, purchasing something that is new, or a certified used vehicle from a dealer, is probably the best idea for you.
Find a Manufacturer with a Warranty
You want to purchase a vehicle that will come with a warranty, because this means you're purchasing something that the manufacturer believes in the quality of the product. The basic warranty should be standard with the purchase for no additional cost, and then to get an extended warranty may be possible if you want to spend the money to get additional coverage.
Consider Your Hauling Costs with the Purchase
How heavy your UTV is will determine how large of a vehicle you need to haul it, and if you don't currently have a vehicle that could do the job this may mean you need a new regular vehicle to purchase the recreational vehicle you want. Talk with the dealership about what you can haul, or what type of trailers you may want to consider getting that work best with your vehicle.
You don't want to walk into a dealership and buy any model that the dealer tells you is good, and instead you want to know what you can afford, what is the most practical to purchase, and how you're going to get the UTV around. Make sure that you are financially ready to buy, insure, and haul the vehicle that you are ready to purchase, and only get what you can afford so you can enjoy the machine as much as possible.