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I know the msrp is $6999, but have seen some listed at places for $5999. Are there most likely hidden fees in that price?

I know it doesn't come with a fuel gauge or headlight, but how are the lights it comes with in the dark? I would use it primarily for hunting and that would consist of riding in the dark every time.

So, are there some essential mods people are doing on the base? I want to know exactly what I am getting into as I am a first time quad owner.

I know the yamaha is a top quality machine with great reliability and that is why I don't mind paying more for one, but I just don't think I can jump up to the $8200 model, especially for my needs.

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In my opinion the third light does very little when riding the machine. I have it because it come with the 700 EPS package, don't really care for that third light, but the instrument panel and power steering are very nice. Ask how much all the dealership fees for the machine is before negotiating. Welcome to the forum.
 

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In my opinion the third light does very little when riding the machine. I have it because it come with the 700 EPS package, don't really care for that third light, but the instrument panel and power steering are very nice. Ask how much all the dealership fees for the machine is before negotiating. Welcome to the forum.
Good point on finding out about dealership fees, that's something I have noticed when not found out to cause a lot of confusion, people wondering how the numbers add up on top of the MSRP.
 

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Yea, when you inquire about the price, ask them about those extra fees that are added onto the bill. It's also possible that they are just offering a discount. I can almost guarantee you that the price they put in their advertisements won't be the price under "total" on your bill.
 

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Thank you for clearing up about the lights.

I know the listed price is not the OTD price. I am curious though why some places have a base model for $5999 then another base model at $6999. I am curious if the $5999 price is actually that price or is it to lure people into the dealer.
 

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It is just like buying a car or truck. Different dealers price differently. Some plan on making more money per machine, while others price them cheaper to sell a lot of machines. While some are priced with room for negotiations, some are priced close to what the dealer plans on selling it for. There are dealers in some areas of the U.S. that sell machines quite a bit cheaper than others, depends on how far you want to drive. Check around.
 

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It is just like buying a car or truck. Different dealers price differently. Some plan on making more money per machine, while others price them cheaper to sell a lot of machines. While some are priced with room for negotiations, some are priced close to what the dealer plans on selling it for. There are dealers in some areas of the U.S. that sell machines quite a bit cheaper than others, depends on how far you want to drive. Check around.
What I find helps is going to the ones that sell with the intention to have you come back to buy other things, usually those ones aim to give you the best experience the first time around, good pricing, service and all.

But those of course aren't that common.
 

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Does not having a diff lock make that much of a difference? I will be using the quad for steep terrain, avoiding mud as much as possible. I know the base kodiak 700 does not have a diff lock, so how does this fair with other 4x4 models from other brands, such as can am outlander l or polaris sportsman etx? Would the Kodiak 700 base be more limited?
 

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The local Fire Department paid: 6550 for the wheeler I won, base model.

I don't see any additional fee's on the invoice except

$10.00 Tire Tax.

I wouldn't think the local small town company is looking to profit from a wheeler sale for charity, or minimally but you never know.

There are fields for deal time / preparation but there blank.
 

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Local dealer price on Kodiak

2016 YAMAHA KODIAK 700 4X4....JUST $6499.00 WITH FREE 2500lb WINCH & 5 YEAR FACTORY YAMAHA WARRANTY

Purchase a New 2016 Kodiak 700 and receive a Free 2500lb Winch and Factory 5 Year Yamaha Warranty.

2016 Kodiak.........Retail Price $6999.00.......Our Price $6499.00...........................................Save $500.00
2500lb Winch.......Retail Price.$350.00.........Our Price w/Purchase; FREE............................Save $350.00
5 Year Warranty...Retail Price $660.000.......Our Price w/Purchase; FREE............................Save $660.00

Retail Purchase total................$8009.00.......Our Price $6499.00 w/warranty & Winch.........Save $1510.00
 

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Local dealer price on Kodiak

2016 YAMAHA KODIAK 700 4X4....JUST $6499.00 WITH FREE 2500lb WINCH & 5 YEAR FACTORY YAMAHA WARRANTY

Purchase a New 2016 Kodiak 700 and receive a Free 2500lb Winch and Factory 5 Year Yamaha Warranty.

2016 Kodiak.........Retail Price $6999.00.......Our Price $6499.00...........................................Save $500.00
2500lb Winch.......Retail Price.$350.00.........Our Price w/Purchase; FREE............................Save $350.00
5 Year Warranty...Retail Price $660.000.......Our Price w/Purchase; FREE............................Save $660.00

Retail Purchase total................$8009.00.......Our Price $6499.00 w/warranty & Winch.........Save $1510.00
That's a good deal, someone should take advantage of it, especially with that free 5 years of warranty.
 
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