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Old 05-26-2008, 09:40 AM   #1
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I am thinking of getting a second machine. Don't want to break the bank and more then likely be used. I am loking at the Bombardier {Can Am } Rally. It says it is only 176 c.c.'s but runs and has the power of a 250......This machine would be for trail riding only, but by an adult 200 lbs........think it would have enough power? Anybody ever ride or own one of these? I am also looking at the Trail Boss 330....but not real crazy to own a Polaris.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:50 AM   #2
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I've ridden with one before. Seemed to go pretty good in the trails. The guy was about 200 lbs. It didn't have a lot of power, but went everywhere the big quads went. In the mud it just seemed to keep going and going, just some body english to rock it back and forth and side to side and it kept moving.
It's really lightweight make up for it's small engine.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:02 AM   #3
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How big of an adult are we talking. I have a rally its for the 8-12 year old kids to ride, it won't pull me to loade it on the trailer, I can ride it around on the flat groaund ok. I am 6 ft 280. Its sorta ironic that this is posted in a AC forum, but the AC 250 ute is the best one on the market, we also have one of those and it will pull me to load on a trailer, or whereever I want to go as long as i am not in a hurry. The rally is very very dead headed on the bottom end, it to me always feels like the brake is set when you first take off, you pretty much have to floor it. I have checked into it when I first got it, they are all that way. The ralley is automatic, but so is the AC250 and the ac has guages and a much more convienent shift lever location. The AC is also shaft drive where the ralley is chaain driven, so the ac is extreamly low maintenece. They both have a decent suspension. They both look and are well made. But for an adult rider the AC250 is a much better choice. I paid about the same amount for both machnines new. If I had it to do over they both would be AC 250 utes. If the used ralley is cheap enough then maybe its worth buying, I have not had any trouble with ours other than the useuall, battery was replaced this year, had to tighten the chain a few times, just maintenence stuff.

I am not toutng the AC because of brand loyalty I reasearched them all, heavily before buying this last time, its the best in it class. I actually own more Can-am products than AC products, and plan to buy 09' Outy 800R when they come out. So I am not saying AC250 out of any sort of AC devoute loyalty its worth a look if nothing else. They are selling for 3300.00 new around here. I have seen used a while back around 2500.00.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:28 AM   #4
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My Mom and Stepdad has a Rally for my brother and sister and it does have some power but the front tires are wore out already due to the bad front end scrub. It has very weak suspention IMO. They bought it new in 2007.
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:07 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the replys......I didn't relize the Cat 250 was an auto......I'll have to check it out.....
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:48 AM   #6
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I must have missed this thread over the weekend. I had a Rally for 2 years. Biggest headache I ever had with an ATV. Something was always breaking or wearing out. The front end was so worn out, a my 15 year old couldn't steer it right anymore. The brakes wore out fast and the plastic bushings in the suspension didn't last more than 4 months at a time. I dumped it and bought the Cat 250.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:24 AM   #7
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Good to know BIGCATDAVE...thanks! I think from you comments and others....I have pretty well scratched the Rally off the list. I am down to the 250 Cat, 330 Trail Boss, and I also kinda like the Ozark....but really wanted to stay with an auto. I do like to trail boss because of its larger size. But I am not a big Polaris fan and am not crazy about the chain drive....like the Rally.
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I use to have a 330, 6 or 7 years ago, its power was comparable do to its larger and heavy weight compared to the AC 250. I would say the AC 250 was better built than the 330.
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