Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 27

Thread: Side by sides

  1. #1
    Hangin' with my toddler. Silverhatch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    2,483

    Side by sides

    Small rant. Can someone please make a intelligent argument as to why anyone would buy a $20k side by side as opposed to a really nice used jeep? Im dumbfounded by the prices of these things.


  2. #2
    Right Wing Nut Dragger Troll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    5,821
    I cannot. I feel the same way you do, Bub. No idea who buys these things, especially around here in this so-called depressed area of the country. No brains. Apparently, they'll finance you for a bazillion years. You could buy MANY very nice, used, road-worthy, titled, modes of transportation for $20K! ??????????????????????????????

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    397
    I also do not get the obsession with these things. Then again, offroading isn't really my thing anyway, so I figured it just fit in with jacked up trucks and all of that lol.

  4. #4
    Kickin it Old School somethingclever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Bentleyville
    Posts
    4,411
    I have a jacked up truck but I see no reason to even spend 10k on a side by side...much less 20.
    -JOHN

    Carburetors and SAE wrenches.................


    Buy Made in the USA - It Matters.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Steve-0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Greensburg, PA
    Posts
    2,103
    I want one but there is no way I'm spending the money that they want for em.

    03 Cobra=slow show car...
    13 F-150 Limited

  6. #6
    No Traction due to Paxton PaxtonShelby's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Moon Township
    Posts
    11,133
    What the heck is a side-by-side?

    f%ck it's cold this morning.
    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

  7. #7
    likes turbos Tom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    White Oak
    Posts
    902
    My parents have a jeep rubicon and a rzr-s. They got the rzr-s because they enjoy going atv riding, but my mom flipped hers so its easier if she just rides with my dad (they are both in their 60s).

    They had a 2 seat atv for awhile, but the rzr is way more comfortable (they will go on all day rides)
    1987 Fiero GT
    Old: 10.7@132mph - PTE6262, L67, ZZP4T65eHD - 2750 Stall - stock heads - 93
    In Progress: PTE6466, L67, EP4T80e - 3000 Stall, ZZP Heads, e85

  8. #8
    Hangin' with my toddler. Silverhatch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    2,483
    I get that they're fun and all, but prices are a joke. If they're the size of a 700cc + quad, a cheap jeep will damn near go in the same trails.


  9. #9
    SCS Addict Stangman701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Robinson Twp.
    Posts
    2,109
    I was in a similar situation a while back. I was looking for a used 4x4 quad. Cheapest one I could find that wasn't complete trash was $2500 so I ended up getting a decent 4wd Ranger instead for $1800. It's been just as much, if not more, fun and I've used it for hauling all kinds of crap around the house.
    2015 Charger Hellcat
    2.4" upper pulley, ID1300 injectors, BAP, E85 tune, Cat Delete Pipes, One Piece Drive Shaft, Diff Brace, 305/35/20 555R's for the street and 305/45/18 MT ET Street R's for the track. 9.97@142 Best ET

    85 GT
    Heads and Cam plus other bolt ons

    73 F250
    Lifted, 35's, 460 4spd

    Real name = Ray


  10. #10
    No Traction due to Paxton PaxtonShelby's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Moon Township
    Posts
    11,133
    Ahhh - now I get it.
    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

  11. #11
    Kickin it Old School somethingclever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Bentleyville
    Posts
    4,411
    I was thinking about a utility one with a power dump bed to use around my house....but the price is nuts and the payload and bed sizes are a joke compared to just using my truck instead.

    I do have a 4x4 quad that I use to mow my grass.....real clean low hour Honda I picked up for 2k.
    -JOHN

    Carburetors and SAE wrenches.................


    Buy Made in the USA - It Matters.

  12. #12
    Formerly 2011 GB/CS & CST 03 03 OW SVT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Fuwkawee
    Posts
    5,127
    Out in Sedona, Az.(where we visited for a day while in Phoenix) they rent them to people to go riding around in for the day. They do look like a lot of fun but I don't think I could ever own one. btw 81 and sunny here today. :-)
    06 Silverado
    16 Comp O GT Performance Pack
    05 Honda VTX 1300C (sold)
    02 Camaro SS 6 speed manual (Sold)

  13. #13
    it's soo-tack sutyak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Fairmont, WV
    Posts
    2,456
    I don't want to spend $20K on an 03/04 Cobra, so heck no I wouldn't spend $20K on a glorified 4 wheeler (or golf cart).
    mark
    '04 Mach 1. Built. Turbo. 667whp/631wtq
    '06 Focus. Built. Turbo. WMI. 12.43 @ 115 (sold)
    '03 Mach 1 : 12.61 @ 106.59 (sold)
    he's into that, that spiritual stuff. <><

  14. #14
    Member travj31's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Uniontown
    Posts
    1,662
    This has kind of always been my thinking on them too... there are A LOT of other things I'd rather have for that kind of coin.

    Quote Originally Posted by sutyak View Post
    I don't want to spend $20K on an 03/04 Cobra, so heck no I wouldn't spend $20K on a glorified 4 wheeler (or golf cart).





  15. #15
    Super Moderator u1arunit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    3,355
    Priced around $8-10K new they were fun. We used to ride all the time and some of my buddies had them. Comfy and fun but you can't be scared to get them dirty or buried up to the steering wheel in mud and water or you are not going to have a good time. Most folks just can't justify the newer super inflated prices. I might consider a used one in nice shape that has not been sunk but good luck finding that. Haha
    Mark
    LeMans Blue Z06

  16. #16
    No Traction due to Paxton PaxtonShelby's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Moon Township
    Posts
    11,133
    Dan could have 40 trail Rangers for $20k...
    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

  17. #17
    Got Goat?? Dan B.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Armagh, PA
    Posts
    4,120
    Quote Originally Posted by PaxtonShelby View Post
    Dan could have 40 trail Rangers for $20k...
    Thatd be awesome!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by John4cam View Post
    Ahh fuque
    1985 Ranger--2WD, basic bolt-ons and tires, 11.92 @ 111mph.

    1990 Ranger--2wd, 2.3L, 5 speed, 86k miles. The gutless wonder.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    144
    For having fun in the woods a side-by-side is about 23,535,956 times more fun than a jeep IMO. It take a lot of money to make a jeep fun in the woods. Side-by-sides are a lot of fun to rip around on or get a group together and put a case in the back. But for me, if I want to have fun offroad I will by a used sub $3k 450r.

  19. #19
    Hangin' with my toddler. Silverhatch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    2,483
    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rod View Post
    For having fun in the woods a side-by-side is about 23,535,956 times more fun than a jeep
    That's a pretty distinct number!


  20. #20
    Senior Member wick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Carnegie
    Posts
    8,398
    That's why I have 2 quads. Raptor 700 and a raptor 660.
    Rob
    1 Monte SS. White.

    Banned dates
    11/27/08
    4/25/11
    3/28/12
    12/1/12
    There are more but that's all that was logged!!!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •