I have about 3 seasons of snow machining experience. I had 2001 Ski-doo summit 144, and 02 polaris rmk 550 136 for the wife. I hit a rock last spring and totaled my machine and I sold my wife's (too many little problems). When I first started I did alot of playing (hi-marking) etc. Now I mainly want a sled to hunt/explore with. I like to hunt ptarmigan so I need a sled that can handle the occasional steep and deep. I've been looking on alaskaslist and craiglist but I have some ?s.
How are the newer 4 strokes? I'm only 5-8 180 lbs so I don't think I really need 1000cc. Are they still too heavy for me to use if I'm out alone?
What track classifies a mt only sled (point and shoot) vs a sled I could do a little bit of everything with. I liked my summit with the 144 but it was kinda heavy and I usually ended up working on it all week to ride on the weekends.
How many miles is too many for a used sled? I'm not much of a mechanic.
Anybody have a review for a 2006 Ski-doo summit 600 SDI 144"?
I'm hoping to find a nice fairly new (low miles) used sled for under $6500. What do you guys recommend I look for and what should I stay away from?
Thanks for the help. So many different sleds to choose from and I can't handle sitting on the couch anymore