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Hey boys. I've got an 08 Rhino SE I'm trying to sell right now and doing some research on what to buy next. I'm leaning heavily towards the Viking. Just checking on the pros and cons. Good website and great info. Keep it up guys.

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Best pro is its a Yamaha, which has never let me down, dont have any cons really other than its kinda loud, but i love mine.
 
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this is a picture from the day I sold it.

I am a former Yamaha Rhino 660 owner, and you like your Rhino you will love a viking, bigger, stronger, faster, in every way. Better power, better ride. Nothing but good things to say

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Oh ya the biggest pro is Yamaha reliability. My Rhino has never left me walking out of the bush. That's not saying it hasn't broke but it's always made it back to the trailer. I just want to see if Yamaha did it right the first time or should I wait a year. Plus the Yamaha dealer here is outstanding for service which is a HUGE bonus over the other dealers in town.
 

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I say go get one now, you wont regret it.
 

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I say go get one now, you wont regret it.
Need to get rid of the Viking's little brother first. Wanna buy it or know of somebody?
 

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we've got a local website for selling stuff, thats how ive sold a ton of stuff over the years,, works great for selling atvs, tires, wheels, etc.
 

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check and see if your yamaha dealership would be interested in taking it in on trade
 

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****, i always try to sell my stuff privately but unfortunately it doesn't always work out. Dealers always give you way less than you're looking for, but of course they do have to make a profit.
 

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Best pro is its a Yamaha, which has never let me down, dont have any cons really other than its kinda loud, but i love mine.
I went test drive one Saturday. It is definitely quieter then my rhino 450. The question is to buy it now or wait until our tax free weekend in September. Thats a long six months! lol!
 

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Nice machine, but I have to say I think you are going to have a hard time selling a used 6 year old Rhino for $14,000. when you can buy a NEW Viking for less, or a Ranger 4 or RZR 4 for similar money. (with warranty and financing)

you obviously have a lot of $$$$$$$ in accessories but you aren't going to get that back in resale

honestly I think $8,500 sounds pretty good on a trade value

you will only pay tax on the money difference between the purchase price and trade value so right there you aren't paying tax on $8,500 of your purchase.
 

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Nice machine, but I have to say I think you are going to have a hard time selling a used 6 year old Rhino for $14,000. when you can buy a NEW Viking for less, or a Ranger 4 or RZR 4 for similar money. (with warranty and financing)

you obviously have a lot of $$$$$$$ in accessories but you aren't going to get that back in resale

honestly I think $8,500 sounds pretty good on a trade value

and as far as waiting until tax free weekend you will only pay tax on the money difference between the purchase price and trade value so right there you aren't paying tax on $8,500 of your purchase.

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Yea they will but you know the old story, about 50 cents to the dollar of what is worth. I'm asking $14,000 obo and they offered $8500. Below is the link and I'll throw it on the buy and sell forum here. You never know.

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That is one VERY nice ride! However, dollar wise, you never get out of 'em what you put into 'em. $8,500 may be a bit low but, on the other hand, you are selling a 6 year old machine.

Sorry, and no offence intended, but I think $8,500 is a better number than $14,000.

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good morning Tech Man,

Reality bites, however for a reasonable expectation of a sale, - yes.. all current advice on a 7500 - 8000 sale price for your unit is correct. Park it, give it to family, donate it or just keep it and enjoy it - but don't expect to get more than .30 cents on the dollar for any accessory you have purchased or .40 cents on the dollar for a used unit - of any condition.. it's nothing personal with the dealers -as MnT pointed out... it's just a business and yes, they do need to make a profit.

Just like drinking milk before bed, it's an easy dump when you drop it off at the dealer and pick up your new Viking! What a beautiful day it is.. just do it and move on... The Viking's worth it and to rid ourselves of past vehicles (burdens?) is worth it.. Whats the difference? a one-year payback on licking your wounds?

I know if you have enjoyed the Rhino you'll really enjoy the Vike -

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good morning Tech Man,

Reality bites, however for a reasonable expectation of a sale, - yes.. all current advice on a 7500 - 8000 sale price for your unit is correct. Park it, give it to family, donate it or just keep it and enjoy it - but don't expect to get more than .30 cents on the dollar for any accessory you have purchased or .40 cents on the dollar for a used unit - of any condition.. it's nothing personal with the dealers -as MnT pointed out... it's just a business and yes, they do need to make a profit.

Just like drinking milk before bed, it's an easy dump when you drop it off at the dealer and pick up your new Viking! What a beautiful day it is.. just do it and move on... The Viking's worth it and to rid ourselves of past vehicles (burdens?) is worth it.. Whats the difference? a one-year payback on licking your wounds?

I know if you have enjoyed the Rhino you'll really enjoy the Vike -

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Rhino is sold! That didn't take long. Gotta love Alberta and the guys that work n the oil patch. They just need a reason to spend money. Sold it for $12,000. He offered 11, I countered with 12 and he dropped off the certified cheque tonight. New Viking being ordered tomorrow. Going with the blue and throw on the steering and roof later when the aftermarket kicks into full swing on these things.
 

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Nice job on the turnover! You will be stoked with the new one


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