2000 Polaris Sportsman 500

17 ratings (15 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating: Excellent
5 stars
9
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
2
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

2006 Polaris Sportsman 450

Feb 4, 2007
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review
  • User Rating: Excellent

  • Reliability:
  • Comfort:
  • Quality and Craftsmanship:

Pros:size, price, strength, speed, steering

Cons:loud muffler, storage compartment leaks moisture

The Bottom Line: I would recommend the 2006 Polaris Sportsman 450 to anyone looking for a multipurpose workhorse of an ATV.


The 2006 Polaris Sportsman 450 All Terrain Vehicle is like no other ATV I have ever experienced. The rugged Polaris 450 is not only large enough to hold its own with most work quads, but it’s small enough to maneuver through the tightest areas. Because of its versatility I have trouble classifying this ATV as either a sport bike or a work quad. Which is what ultimately lead me to the purchase of my own Polaris Sportsman.
I purchased my 2006 Sportsman new in the fall of 2006 for a well spent $6,299.00 At first glance I was immediately attracted to the aggressive appearance and overall style. I soon noticed the headlights and extra storage compartments. I fell in love with the model on the showroom floor, which had aftermarket rims and tires already mounted on it. After test driving the wide selection of new and used ATV’s at my local dealer, I was certain that the Sportsman 450 was the one for me. I chose the option of 4 wheel drive, for obvious off road capabilities. I was so impressed with the floor room model I went with the aftermarket tires and rims as well.
I have used my Sportsman for many different tasks. Everything from hauling my fathers log splitter to joy riding. My Polaris came stock with a hitch, which has been very useful. I have used my ATV to pull my fathers log splitter into places a full size truck or even a Jeep could not. We were even able to attach a trailer to the hitch and pull an impressive amount of firewood from those areas. My Sportsman came in handy this hunting season, not only for me but for the many hunters who hunt on my land. It was used regularly throughout all seasons. We used it for hauling hunters to tree stands, or at times throwing deer carcass’s across the back cargo rack for easy transportation. Just recently I traveled to Coshocton County to joy ride with some friends, not only was I able to keep up with the sport bikes they rode, but I was also able to go places that their two wheel drives could not.
With the off-road aftermarket tires I had placed on my Sportsman it does tend to “walk” on the pavement when I decide to travel on a paved road. I would tell anyone who opts to purchase the more aggressive tires to be extra cautious on roads at speeds over 30 mph. With such an aggressive tire I have been able to practically run over thorn bushes and have never had a thorn puncture a tire. The aftermarket rims definitely improved the image of my ATV. I would suggest these extras to anyone looking at the Polaris Sportsman 450.
The overall size of the 2006 Sportsman is smaller than traditional work quads, and larger than most sport bike styles. I find this equal medium to be perfect for me. There have been many other operators of my ATV, and all have been able to comfortably ride, even with passengers. With the wide fenders and sturdy floor boards, you can run through mud and briars with out having to worry about mud being thrown on you, or being caught by a thorn bush. If I could change one thing on the Polaris 450 I would add briar protectors for the hands. They do not come stock, but I feel they would be a great factory standard for all models. The Polaris 450 fits comfortably in the back of my 2003 Silverado short bed pick-up truck, and I am even able to close the tailgate with it secured by ratchet straps.
I would suggest this ATV to anyone who may be in the market for a fun workhorse of an ATV. With its moderate size a grown man or a young adult can easily operate this vehicle. If you want a four wheeler to strictly joy ride and race, this is not the ATV for you. If you want an ATV for nothing other than heavy farm use, this may not be the best choice for you. But, if you are looking for a versatile ATV that can be used by a family, or for many different tasks then this is the perfect match for you as well.



Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 6,299
Condition: New
Model Year: 2005
Model and Options: 450 Automatic 4x4

Read all comments (1)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

10-11 Polaris Sportsman 550/850 Xp Warn Skid Plate, Polaris Aluminum 83680

10-11 Polaris Sportsman 550/850 Xp Warn Skid Plate, Polaris Aluminum 83680

Warn ATV Chassis Body Armor This item fits the following models: Polaris Sportsman 550 EFI 2011 Polaris Sportsman 550 EFI 2010 Polaris Sportsman 550 E...
eBay

$268.22

FREE Shipping
Polaris Sportsman Hid Factory Replacement Light Kit - 5000k

Polaris Sportsman Hid Factory Replacement Light Kit - 5000k

Burke Moto Pros Polaris Sportsman HID Factory Replacement Light Kit For 2008 - 2012 Polaris Factory plug-and-play HID headlight kits. These are direct...
eBay

$115.00

FREE Shipping
Ertl Value Piece Polaris Sportsman 500 (loose)

Ertl Value Piece Polaris Sportsman 500 (loose)

Ertl Value Piece Polaris Sportsman 500 (loose)
Sears Marketplace
Ricks Polaris Sportsman,ranger 500 Stator

Ricks Polaris Sportsman,ranger 500 Stator

New Ricks Polaris Sportsman,Ranger 500 Stator Ricks has been an industry innovator for over 25 years A high quality cost effective alternative to OE m...
eBay

$224.95

FREE Shipping
Polaris Sportsman Hid Factory Replacement Light Kit - 6000k

Polaris Sportsman Hid Factory Replacement Light Kit - 6000k

Burke Moto Pros Polaris Sportsman HID Factory Replacement Light Kit For 2008 - 2012 Polaris Factory plug-and-play HID headlight kits. These are direct...
eBay

$100.00

FREE Shipping
Polaris Sportsman Rear Outer Bushing Kits

Polaris Sportsman Rear Outer Bushing Kits

Polaris Sportsman Bushing Kits for 550XP-850XP Sportsman Polaris Sportsman Bushing kits replace your worn out factory or aftermarket bushings with a S...
eBay

$99.00

FREE Shipping
Polaris Sportsman Hid Factory Replacement Light Kit - 6000k

Polaris Sportsman Hid Factory Replacement Light Kit - 6000k

Burke Moto Pros Polaris Sportsman HID Factory Replacement Light Kit For 2008 - 2012 Polaris Factory plug-and-play HID headlight kits. These are direct...
eBay

$115.00

FREE Shipping
Polaris Sportsman 3 Inch Xtreme Lift Kit

Polaris Sportsman 3 Inch Xtreme Lift Kit

Polaris Sportsman 3 Inch Xtreme Lift Kit This is for one Polaris 500,600,700,800 Sportsman (not XP) 05-up 3 inch XTREME lift kit:Relocates shocks at T...
eBay

$211.00

+$10.00 shipping
2005-2011 Polaris Sportsman 50W Hid Upgrade (Fits Most - See Online Application Guide) Kit

2005-2011 Polaris Sportsman 50W Hid Upgrade (Fits Most - See Online Application Guide) Kit

2005-2011 Polaris Sportsman 50W Hid Upgrade (Fits Most - See Online Application Guide) Kit
Sears Marketplace
Polaris Sportsman Ace Sport Doors Kit

Polaris Sportsman Ace Sport Doors Kit

Description:New Polaris Sportsman ACE Door Kit Part Number: 2879697 OEM Picture is Generic.Only Fits Specific Models Listed All parts and accessories ...
eBay

$499.99

FREE Shipping