I have a 2001 Polaris Sportsman 500. It does just about everything I need. I use it for plowing my driveway, foodplots and icefishing. The thing is far from worn out but it does need some repairs, currently. This is the only wheeler I have ever owned. My question is do the newer ones steer a little easier? Do they have a better turning radius ? If the newer ones handle tight situations better, I may just upgrade. Thanks. Mrt.
Handling of newer 4 wheelers
I have about 40 miles on new wheeler. Trying to break in the engine slowly. I ran a few ATM trails on rural roads. Power steering is a great feature! I ran to some of my stands to collect chairs , etc and was surprised at how easy it is to drive VS no power steering . Laid up for 6 weeks now but looking forward seeing how it does plowing. Mrt.
If it's better steering then I'd say yes, get a new machine.
They now have a type of "power steering" on most 4 wheelers. Polaris is a variable assist electronic power steering
I test drove one, and it was pretty nice. Can't speak to actual "in filed" use and reviews, but it handled the little dirt track pretty nice.
In addition, your talking about 15 years in suspension advancements too.