Did some searches and didn't see what I was looking for so I figured I would throw out a question that I am sure has been discussed before.
I am seriously looking at getting a side by side. I think I have narrowed it down to these two rigs.
It seems that the Ranger XP will be a bit more maneuverable and enjoyable to ride 80% of the time when its just with the family and doing excursions/camping trips. My fear with the 6X6 is that it may not be as maneuverable for most outings and the extra weight might be problematic. Also concerned that the extra drive train is just more that can break. However! I am in love with the idea of the 6X6 for hunting. The trails I take are muddy at times, rocky at times, and just an all around mix of Alaskan trails. I see guys with side by sides roll through and they say its no big deal although the extra wheel base would seem that they would get high centered more than a quad. Anyway, I obviously have lots of thoughts and am just seeking opinions.
Basically is the 6X6 that much better during hunting season to warrant it year round or are the few times your gonna get stuck in the Ranger XP worth it to have a more nimble machine the rest of the year? Also, are there any huge issues people are running into with these rigs?