While that may be true because the people on this forum are Can-am owners, I will tell you to buy what you feel comfortable. If you buy the 1000 XP, know that there will be something faster next year. There is no way around it. You will have the latest and greatest for 6 to 11 months then you will be outdated. The SxS industry has become as bad as the computer industry. You can't stay on top for more then a few months. I am a little disappointed, as I have said before I was one of the first west coasters to get a Commander which was top dog for about 4 months. Then I was one of the first west coasters to get the mav which was top dog for about 9 months.I have a thread asking the same question with a bunch of responses.
This is a Maverick forum, they are all going to say Maverick. RZR Forum will all say RZR, Cat forum will all say Cat. Nobody wants to spend $15-20k on a machine and say it sucks and that you should buy something else. The question you should ask is WHY you should buy machine X over the others. Every machine has its pros and cons.
Unfortunately both the Polaris and Maverick have that problem in stock trim. You can adjust the Maverick ashocks and tune some of that out but if you really want the best setup, you will need ot have them resprung and valved. From those that have dobe it have been very happy with the results.i do dune riding and whoop out sand tracks want some thing that does not kick in the rear end like the 900 xp
by the way i am in australia