We where looking at sxs's that could do both work and play. To us, the Viking had the best combo of roomy, comfy cab; big enough bed to haul fire wood; nice and zippy, you know, fun to drive; and Yamaha seems to have a solid reputation for reliability. Plus the price was not too bad. The ones we passed on where Kubota RTV900, all work, not a lot of play. Too slow and it had a tight cab. But it was like a well built tank. Polaris xp 900 almost had us, we liked it a little more than the Viking but I know of too many people that had trouble with Polaris. Plus it was a couple grand more. Kawasaki Mules seem well built, but like the Kubota, tight cab, slow and low ground clearance. The Teryx's bed is just too small. Oh well, these where the ones we narrowed the pack of contenders down to. How about you guys, why did you pick the Viking?