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post #1 of 24 Old 03-06-2011, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Question before buying a 2002 400

Ive got a buddy that's selling a 2002 Arctic Cat 400 4X4. Just wanted to see if anyone had any advice. I have been looking things up but can't find very much as far as if the price is right or any positives or negatives. Looks like there was a recall on the ball joints though.

Also its got a winch and 594 miles which I found was really low with it being an 02

I would also like to use this to push snow. Do you guys think this 400 has enough power? I was going to wait and get something a little bigger and fuel injected so it starts easier in the cold.

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You will have plenty of power to push all the snow you want with the 02 400.

If the Carb is set up right it will start just as good as a fuel injected one, with the older models you have the benefit of the manual choke instead of the electric joke (I mean choke).



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nothing wrong with a 400 at all. great atv. No problem pushing snow with it. I had a 500 with a manual choke(2002 as well) and i never had a problem starting it in cold weather. Mine had a primer on the right side,just primed it 3 or 4 times,pushed the choke lever down and hit the button,always started right up.
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the old 400 are tanks man good machines

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The only issues I know of with those 400's are the magnets falling off the magnetos. Doesn't happen to all of them, but enough where many know of the issue. Suzuki (maker of the engine) updated the magneto later....06 or 07 I think?

Aside from that, they are great machines! I wouldn't hesitate to get one.
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okay good deal. just waiting to hear back from my accountant to make sure I don't have to pay much or anything at all.
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I had an 03 400 and pushed a lot of snow with it. I really liked it. That is really low miles for an 02.

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what do you guys think a quad like this is worth? Its in average shape for being used
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This time of year where I live in canada you could get probably 2500-3500 for it.

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$2,000-$2,500 in the U.S. If its in the shape you say. Blue book says 1,600,but with that many miles you can expect to pay a little more nad/or if it has winch,plow,ect...
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