Anybody own a Honda Pioneer?


6 pointer
Jan 3, 2009
There’s no comparison between the 700 and 1000. We’ve got both. The 1000 rides and shifts so much smoother.

I actually have my 2019 700 pioneer and a John Deere 825i gator for sale if anyone is looking. I’ve ordered another 1000 pioneer for the farm.


12 pointer
Nov 13, 2003
Foster, KY, USA.
Not a fan of side by sides at all but most all of my friends have one and the only two that never seem to have problems with them all the time own Hondas. Take that for what it's worth (not much coming from me)


12 pointer
Feb 25, 2007
I bought a Pioneer 500 in 2017. Great Machine. Never had an issue.

Same! I bought a Honda Pioneer 500 in 2017 and love it. It is a 2016 model. Very maneuverable, did not have to widen my existing trails. I have a trailer for it, but if I have to, it will load and ride in the bed of my old truck. I just changed the oil, oil filter, and air filter. Paddle shifters, easy to learn.


12 pointer
Feb 25, 2007
You can get tons of accessories too. Front brush guard, rear bumper, rear cargo bed, front rack, winch, windshield, back glass, roof, and side mirrors. I’ve tricked mine out, put to much stuff, but it was fun little projects to mess with.


10 pointer
Aug 31, 2012
I have a 1000 pretty nice machine I ride it so much it’s setting in the garage with a dead battery.


12 pointer
Oct 25, 2013
Washington County
I would Buy whichever I find first. My Polaris Ranger has almost 7,000 miles on it and Nothing ever done to it.
I'm on my 3rd Ranger, and ain't been able to hurt one yet. I did break a front axle on a 1000, but it earned it. My new one is a 2020 570 Full size crew. I've give the poor thing plenty opportunity to break something, but it just keeps diggin


8 pointer
Oct 9, 2017
Central ky
I was always a Honda man thru and thru but I bought a Polaris ranger and love it. For the price no way do I see the pioneer being that much better than the rangers. Also hated the pioneer transmission but that’s just my 2 cents. Also I purchased my 500 ranger new in august of 20 for 7800$ hard to go wrong at that price.

Happy Camper

6 pointer
Oct 26, 2013
I wanted a 700 or 700-4. Googled all the Honda dealers in KY , and surrounding areas and found a total of 3 supposedly on the floor. Went to see one yesterday and was told it really wasn't there but I could be put on a list and that it may be 6-8 months. Left there and out in the parking lot found a 520 supposedly on the floor in Louisville, I immediately called and bought it over the phone. I picked it up today, I figure I can trade it in for an upgrade down the road. So far, like it pretty well. I would suggest doing the same, look online and just call and get it when you see one hit the showroom floor. I was told that they hit the showroom floor when someone declines to take it and it happens occasionally. Good luck.

web splitter

8 pointer
Feb 3, 2015
Sounds like a lot of people either love or hate the Pioneer transmissions. Personally, I like the fact that they aren't belt driven. It can take a little getting used to especially when slowly down but I've taken a liking to it.


12 pointer
Nov 20, 2009
Clay County
The shaft drive is definetly different if you are used to belt driven machines. Biggest thing I dont like about them is that it does not remotely engine brake going down hill. But you don't have to be at a complete stop before shifting. 3-4 mph rolling and you can shift if needed.
I have a 800 teryx 2 seater and a 800 commander 4 seater..both belt driven. I like them both. Im.not a fan of bench seats, which the pioneers have.


12 pointer
Dec 17, 2007
Greenup Co.
Just don't buy a John Deere Gator. My buddy bought one that had parking brake problems in only a few trips, among a few other things, and the JD shop couldn't fix it. That's right, the chop where he bought it couldn't, or wouldn't fix it. We hunt in some steep areas, and a parking brake is a necessity. He later found out his model was going to be discontinued and there wouldn't be many parts available soon. He was smart and sold it as soon as he found out. The lack of parking brake pretty much made up his mind. If they do fix things, you'd have to mortgage you house to pay for it. I know one thing, Hondas are made well and you will be able to get parts.

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