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Kawasaki Mule #14894017 05/19/20
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Looking for a family of 5 friendly UTV, Arctic Cat/Textron is not spoken of very highly in my area, everyone says Ranger or RZR. I see the Kawasaki models online and I kinda like the looks and price but I don’t know anyone who owns one.

Don’t care to hear about Honda or Can Am cuz they more than likely aren’t in my price range.

Any other brands that have surprised some of you all?

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Re: Kawasaki Mule [Re: bubbajay] #14894198 05/19/20
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The Mule 4010 Trans is a reliable little beater. faster and more capable than a golf cart. Cheaper than most other dual row machines like the Viking or Prowler Pro. If you want speed, this is not the machine for you. For farm use or cabin run around, it is great. For a family trail ride, it is better than a golf cart.

What does the family of 5 plan to do with this machine?

Re: Kawasaki Mule [Re: bubbajay] #14894589 05/20/20
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I Was looking more at the Pro MX models. Mostly looking for something to cruise backroads and forest trails near our campground. Maybe taking kids ice fishing in the winter.

Re: Kawasaki Mule [Re: bubbajay] #14894899 05/20/20
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Re: Kawasaki Mule [Re: bubbajay] #14896063 05/20/20
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The mule is a super reliable and powerful machine. THey are not quite as "sporty" as the other brands, but I can tell you that they will be in the shop WAY less than the others. I know 4-5 people that have various levels of the Pro FXT models and they love them. Mine is super quiet and easy to drive for me and the wife and kids.

I knwo at least 15 people with rangers and over 10 of them have been the shop multiple times with front end problems and seals going out. you couldn't give me a Ranger.

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Re: Kawasaki Mule [Re: bubbajay] #14896087 05/20/20
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I opted for built like a tank and slow. I went with a Kubota UTV 1120D and am satisfied with my choice. It’s a beast. I use it primarily for work.

Re: Kawasaki Mule [Re: AMoore141] #14896105 05/20/20
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Originally Posted by AMoore141
The mule is a super reliable and powerful machine. THey are not quite as "sporty" as the other brands, but I can tell you that they will be in the shop WAY less than the others. I know 4-5 people that have various levels of the Pro FXT models and they love them. Mine is super quiet and easy to drive for me and the wife and kids.

I knwo at least 15 people with rangers and over 10 of them have been the shop multiple times with front end problems and seals going out. you couldn't give me a Ranger.


I'm looking hard at getting one of those Pro FXT models in the near future, mainly for the room and comfort. I do hear pretty good things on durability. The Pioneer 1000-5 looks more fun and more powerful, but not as roomy when you have 4 people.


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Re: Kawasaki Mule [Re: JPro] #14896158 05/20/20
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I'm looking hard at getting one of those Pro FXT models in the near future, mainly for the room and comfort. I do hear pretty good things on durability. The Pioneer 1000-5 looks more fun and more powerful, but not as roomy when you have 4 people. [/quote]

The Pioneer is a BAD machine......but I despise the back seat configuration on them....its probably the worst decision Honda ever made.

Re: Kawasaki Mule [Re: bubbajay] #14897033 05/20/20
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I’ve got a little mule that’s been great. A good friend has a mule pro and absolutely loves it

Re: Kawasaki Mule [Re: bubbajay] #14899232 05/21/20
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I have a friend or friends that own every model you can think of and if I was buying tomorrow, the Mule Pro FXT would be at the top of my shopping list. If you only need 1 bench seat, the Honda Pioneer 700 that I own, has been bullet proof as expected, and the price is very competitive or better than most. But if you plan to routinely carry 5 people, I would strongly suggest a 2 row model like the Mule Pro FXT. It will be more expensive, but you will regret not having room for your whole family.....

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Re: Kawasaki Mule [Re: bubbajay] #15007571 06/29/20
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I would not consider a mule a family fun vehicle. I have a 4010 mule and I love it but it is slow and uncomfortable. Its strictly for working around my property and does everything I want it to. They now have a very economical model but they seem underpowered.

Re: Kawasaki Mule [Re: JimFromTN] #15025255 07/05/20
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Kawasaki Mule Pro FXT is a different animal than the 4010 mule. Drive both of them and you'll see what I'm talking about.


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