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Hey folks, hope this is ok to post here. I'm looking at a used Red 2016 Kodiak 700 Base Model for sale on craigs in the northeast, usa. Says it has less than 10 hours on it and from the pics, it looks it. Has full aluminum skid plates, winch, plow, camo seat cover, kolpin gun boot and mount and cabella waterproof gear bag. The guy started at 6500 and he and I are at $5100 which is his absolute bottom. I've had many, many 4x4 ATV's as I get bored, sell them for a dirt bike, get bored, sell the dirt bike to get an ATV, etc. I know this model doesnt have the gauge cluster, adjustable shocks, head light, diff lock, etc but in my area a used grizzly or loaded used kodiak will run 7-8K and I dont have the budget for that. I was really looking for a kodiak 450, kq 550, etc for around 4K but this machine may be close to brand new as it was owned for a short period of time by a hunter. Do you think this is a good price from the description I have posted? What are these things going for used? Thanks!!
 

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For what its worth, I'm struggling between this 2016 kodiak 700 for $5100 and a 2011 grizzly 550 with EPS and 250 miles for $5500. The kodiak is newer and has less use but also has less options. They both have winches and plows. I should have mentioned before that resale value is absolutely critical as I do get bored and move these machines eventually (within a year) Thanks.
 

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MSRP on the base model Kodiak is $6999 and invoice pricing appears to be around $6137... that buyer probably paid closer to the $6999 price for the bike. He might have got a deal for a free winch but then might have had to pay for the install or did it himself. Aluminum skids new are going to be in the $500+ range. If that bike really has only 10 hours on it, then it's not broke in yet. That would probably be the bike I would seriously consider even over the better outfitted 550 w/ EPS. I don't feel that $5100 is a bad price for the Kodiak if it truly has 10 hours.

Curious: How are hours/mileage tracked on those base model Kodiaks?

Like you said, you don't hang on to bikes for very long. So, either wait for the exact bike you want or buy the Kodiak and then "upgrade" in a year after saving additional money that will put you more in a range for what you truly want.
 

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I don’t think there is any real way to verify the hours, just look at the machine - I guess. I was thinking of getting a Yamaha oem hour meter, hooking it up to my car to run the hours up to 10 on the meter, and then installing the meter on the Kodiak ....
 
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