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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2023
If you are considering buying a Polaris Slingshot make sure and do your homework. I wasted $30,000.00 on one in 2021 and can not get any dealer in northwest Washington to fix the ride command system. Have been working with the customer support team and it appears they have lost interest in seeing this through. ** The vehicle was purchased at Nash Power Sports and they have been less than helpful anytime I have taken the vehicle to them for work. They spilled oil on the valve cover during the first service and failed to clean it up, we smelled burnt oil for several months. The last time the vehicle was in their shop they were supposed to fix the ride command and they never even made an attempt. When we picked up the vehicle and I showed them what issue we were having they just said we have never seen the issue and if it keeps up bring the vehicle back.
** We took the vehicle to Cliff's Cycle center to have the TCM flashed for a paddle shifter kit that was installed. They were also going to set up the ride command to work with the cellular modem that I installed. They flashed the TCM but could not figure out the ride command system. They also started a warranty claim for a leaking output seal, but never called back.
Reviewed June 4, 2023
I traded my Can-am in for a Polaris North Star and it's been nothing but a Headache. The dealer charged me 340.00 to change my oil the first time and took him 20 min. Then my Bus bar went bad that powers my Polaris and the dealer Paducah Power Sports tells me It's not covered under warranty, The gasket around my front Window leaked like hell and I was told it's not covered under warranty, my driver's door wouldn't shut, it's a damn Gas hog to say the least. That trip cost me 481.00 when it should have been all warranty. I didn't buy it to be a piece of junk but that's what I got. Powersports of America only sees dollar signs not customer care after the sale. So beware when shopping in Paducah Kentucky. As you can see I will never set foot in that den of thieves again. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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Reviewed April 19, 2023
ATV 2020, has less than 200 hours with extended 4 year warranty. After about 6 months engine sometimes appeared to stop on compression stroke when trying to restart the engine would not rotate, you have to keep turning the ignition key several times to get past TDC and then engine would start normally. Problem got steadily worse, installed new larger battery, checked charging and wiring etc but problem still persists. Spoken to three Polaris dealers who all said it's a common problem and something you just have to live with.
Contacted Polaris directly they say it shouldn't happen. Took ATV to the dealer. They won't do anything because they can't replicate the problem. When offloading the ATV at the dealership I asked if they wanted to see me start in case the engine “bounced” when I tried to start and they declined…the engine bounced. The dealer or Polaris don't seem to understand it is intermittent, tell me to bring it back to the dealer if it happens again, it's been doing it for two years. Never buy a Polaris, extended warranty means nothing very unreliable,.
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2022
We purchased our 2022 RZR pro XP ultimate in Sept of last year (technically we purchased it in June but that's another story). I purchased this after researching between Canam and Polaris as well as looking at size dimensions for our toy hauler trailer. We ended up going with RZR for the overall cost, dynamic suspension, and what we thought was the backing of Polaris for the products they manufacture. Due to when we actually received the sxs our riding season was cut a bit shorter than we had wanted, but supply chain problems are experienced by everyone these days it seems.
While looking forward to this year's riding season I received a stop ride notice from Polaris about an issue with the fuel and gas lines leading to a potential fire issue. This was on 9/2/22. As of today there is still no fix, and I'm told by my dealer that it is going to be a fiasco to repair everyone's rzr's with limited parts. I contacted Polaris to see what they would be doing to ease customers concerns. Nothing. Multiple customer service reps saying the same thing: we're sorry.
Nothing tells me more as a customer that a company doesn't care about you when they have royally messed something up than an "I'm sorry, but too bad". If I had known how little regard I would be from Polaris after buying a $40,000 vehicle I would have brought my business elsewhere. Sad to say now that I should have bought a canam. I likely will not be a repeat customer and I'll be sure to be vocal about this to everyone I know considering a Polaris product as well.
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2022
Have had nothing but problems and stop ride notification from Polaris. Their clutches are blowing apart and don’t seem too worried about fixing them. Just park your $25,000 machine in the garage and look at it is basically what I got from them. 6 weeks after the stop ride it’s still, "We are doing our best." They have zero customer service skills or worried about keeping their customers happy or satisfied. Will never buy anything Polaris again. Honda will be my next purchase for sure.
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2022
Bought brand new and started having small issues with the trim where the adhesive started wearing down. Happened multiple times and it's due to deformed panel where the trim will not fully contact the surface. Polaris Industries communicated with the local dealer but not sure why they keep have miscommunications. I ended up with rusted seat brackets sitting at the local dealer for over a week and without any communication from both of the parties. Zero customer loyalty. How are they in business? I wish they'd just send me the panel and let bygones be bygones. Lost total trust and will never own Polaris products. Hope no one went through same issues as I did. I've wasted so much time.
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2022
Bought extended warranty for peace of mind and when you have a major problem they don't want to cover. Have a 2018 general 4 1000 with 1900 miles check fluid often and all at once transmission goes out. They tell us we neglected maintenance and wouldn't cover.
Reviewed Sept. 11, 2022
We bought a new 2016 Polaris 570 sportsman for my father, he hardly rides it but when he does it blows fuses for power steering and the Check engine light comes on, this went on for years, now with 590 miles on it keeps shutting off, took it to the dealership in St. Mary’s PA. They had it for a month brought it back and said it was a bad throttle cable and charged us $500, the first ride after it was doing the same thing! They came and got it and are telling us they can’t figure it out and are just going to replace the whole wiring harness. This will cost over a 1000 dollars! Never again will I purchase a Polaris product or buy anything from this dealership!
Reviewed April 30, 2022
I purchased a brand new 2021 850 May of 2021 and had to take it back because of a bad instrument cluster and then a couple of months later it started smoking and I could smell oil. I took it back to the dealer and they said it has too much oil and they drained some out and now I am facing an engine rebuild cause con rod bearing has spun out and attached to the crank and Polaris said it is out of warranty and there's nothing they can do about it, some I am paying out of pocket.
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2022
Brought my brand new Polaris 850 trail home and noticed right away that the front axle was squeaking. Now I’m just waiting for it to break down. This is not something that I would expect from Polaris. I spent the extra money on a name brand to avoid a cheaply made product, and I ended up with one anyway.
Polaris ATV author review by ConsumerAffairs Research Team
Polaris has been manufacturing recreational vehicles since 1954 and is known for its off-road innovation. Its extensive line of ATVs includes youth, utility and sport performance machines, designed to cover difficult terrain on the job or for recreation.
Ranger series: Polaris’s Ranger series has multiple models of side-by-side utility ATVs. Riders can choose from a two-seat, full-size or Crew model. All models are built for rough terrain, farming and hunting. Ranger models can transport up to six people, carry up to 1,750 pounds and have engines ranging from 22-80 horsepower. Consumers can go online and look at the numerous models and features for each one. Pricing for the Ranger series is $8,999-$22,999.
General series: Polaris built the General series as an all-around utility ATV that can handle any terrain on trails or a work site. Consumers can choose from multiple models in the premium, deluxe and four-seat classes of General ATVs. All models in the General series have 100 horsepower engines and can carry up to 1,100 pounds except the four-seat model which can carry up to 1,280 pounds. Consumers can check online for a full list of features and specs on each General model. Prices range from $16,299-$20,999.
Sportsman series: Polaris has four classes of Sportsman ATVs: Recreation/Utility, Sport/Utility, Two-person/Utility and Mud and Sport. Each class has multiple models with differing features of general ATV use. Engine sizes range from 33-89 horsepower and payload capacities range from 290-575 pounds. The Mud and Sport designs all feature heavy-duty mud tires while the two-person design has a seat behind the driver's seat. Prices in the Sportsman series range from $5,999-$12,999.
RZR series: RZR is a series of sport performance, side-by-side ATVs enhanced by over 200 Polaris-made accessories. There are five classes of RZR ATVs: Trail, Sport, Extreme, four-seat and Special Edition. Consumers can go online to look at details, features and specs for all RZR models. The RZR series price range is $10,299-$27,499.
Polaris Ace series: Polaris Ace is a line of off-road ATVs with a single, centered seat like a cockpit. It is meant to have the comfort of a side-by-side and the handling of an open-seat ATV. The Ace series has four models: the Ace 500, 570, 570 SP and 900 XC. Each model comes with Polaris-designed accessories and upgrades. The Ace series sells for $6,999-$12,999.
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