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Hello all. Just wanting some advice. I understand this to be a Arctic Cat place, but other points are welcome. I rode a 2005 m7 at St. Helens over the break, and let me tell you what a difference the sleds are of today. If I buy one someday, why the Arctic cat over the Summit,Polaris, etc. I like the hills. Trails are fine but climbing is my thing on the dirt bike also.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Blackscreek @ Jan 2 2007, 12:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Hello all. Just wanting some advice. I understand this to be a Arctic Cat place, but other points are welcome. I rode a 2005 m7 at St. Helens over the break, and let me tell you what a difference the sleds are of today. If I buy one someday, why the Arctic cat over the Summit,Polaris, etc. I like the hills. Trails are fine but climbing is my thing on the dirt bike also.[/b]

For me its simple.
I like the Cat rider position.
The power to weight ratio.
Great handling.
Bullet proof motors ( most of them )
And my dealer treats me pretty well to.
 

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Take your time and demo sleds. A good dealer will work with you and you can make up your own mind. That's what I did and ended up with a leftover '06 M-7.

Good luck!
 

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I ride ac doo and yami pretty much have sold the yamahas off
yamaha good reliable but usualy heavy with moderate power or light and under powered with crap suspensions

doo a good sled enjoy my mach z but its my ditch sled

arctic cat killer hp to weight ratio reliability and more options open for modding cats than other sleds imo
 

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Never had the experience of riding Mountain sleds myself even though I'd like to try one someday. If you had rode the M7...How happy or pleased were you as a rider is the question you'll have to ask yourself.

Like one said, Try different brand, dealer and see if they'd let you take one out as a demo so you can compare one and another before your final decision on purchasing.

Extremely happy with all of the Arctic Cats I've owned over the years. :D
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ArcticBoy @ Jan 3 2007, 07:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Never had the experience of riding Mountain sleds myself even though I'd like to try one someday. If you had rode the M7...How happy or pleased were you as a rider is the question you'll have to ask yourself.

Like one said, Try different brand, dealer and see if they'd let you take one out as a demo so you can compare one and another before your final decision on purchasing.

Extremely happy with all of the Arctic Cats I've owned over the years. :D[/b]

I was very happy with the 05 M7. It seemed very stable, fast, and would do what I wanted it to do. I was a bit concerned at first about turning though. I had not ridden a sled since maybe 1997. That was a Summit 500 or 600. Anyway it was really unstable. It seemed like it wanted to role on me. Like it would catch a older track from another rider and lean really bad. Maybe that was my fault though. I assume a Mountain sled will not handle like a trail racer though, Right? Overall it was pretty dang sweet. I am really interested in the Ski doo though if it hadles better now. The design is so slim and stealth looking. I also heard a long time ago thatthe Ski-doo's have the best engine. What are your thoughts.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Blackscreek @ Jan 3 2007, 08:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
I am really interested in the Ski doo though if it hadles better now. The design is so slim and stealth looking. I also heard a long time ago thatthe Ski-doo's have the best engine. What are your thoughts.[/b]
In regards to your Ski-Doo interests and questions, I can not answer except that I read that Ski-Doo's were prone to engine blow-ups and pistons/rings problems. Hey, All brands have had their share of problems, Correct ?.

If you're interested in reading more about Ski-Doo's...Go over to DooTalk.com and ask them the same questions you posted on here.

Good Luck,

AB :thumbsup:
 
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