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Big-R
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PostSubject: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptySun May 20, 2012 11:32 pm

Well I finally got the chance to drive a Wild Cat. It was a very short test drive but I was very impressed.

It seemed to be built well. The transmission shift so smooth I had to look to make sure I was in the right gear. It had plenty of power. Steering was tight. Also, this thing has a lower center of gravity then the RZR.

The Cat was not out with us long. The owner had some other things to do and could not stay for the whole ride. However, I did get to watch it climb some hills and crawl on some rocks. This thing is every bit as capable as the RZR. I was very impressed.

The only problem I see is the dealer support. Arctic Cat is going to have to get their dealers out of Lawn Mower shops and Bass Pro. Then you will start see more of the Wild Cat.

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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyMon May 21, 2012 9:30 am

That is the main reason I got away from Arctic Cat. There is no dealer in Knoxville area anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyMon May 21, 2012 10:44 am

PWM wrote:
That is the main reason I got away from Arctic Cat. There is no dealer in Knoxville area anymore.

I am hoping that will change with this new machine. It should be a hot item. But you have to have a place to buy it from.

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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyMon May 21, 2012 12:20 pm

We have a Cat dealer...but this idiot says he don't want any. I just hope the quality is better than their previous ventures...the concept is AWESOME!
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyMon May 21, 2012 8:27 pm

jodyt wrote:
We have a Cat dealer...but this idiot says he don't want any. I just hope the quality is better than their previous ventures...the concept is AWESOME!

It seemed to be well made. Now only time will tell but man it is a cool machine. I would really love to test drive one for a day.

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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyMon May 21, 2012 9:13 pm

I have aa dealer near me and he doesn't want one either. I'm sure he would order one to sell but none on the floor. Sad No
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyMon May 21, 2012 9:21 pm

Arctic cat charges the dealers so much just to be a wildcat dealers i am talking thousands just to be a wildcat dealer plus the cost of the machines
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyMon May 21, 2012 9:28 pm

Dog you have a great arctic cat dealer in Dalton, Tammy Kirk At Kirk cycle will take good care of ya and knows those buggies inside out.
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyMon May 21, 2012 9:45 pm

DOG wrote:
Arctic cat charges the dealers so much just to be a wildcat dealers i am talking thousands just to be a wildcat dealer plus the cost of the machines

That is the craziest thing I have ever heard! What the hell is wrong with Cat. Do they want to sell Machines or not scratch

If that is going to be their approach then good luck to them.

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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyMon May 21, 2012 10:22 pm

Im impressed
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyTue May 22, 2012 12:37 am

I will address the "Arctic Cat charges the dealer" hoaks tomorrow when I have a few minutes.

I have a pretty nice offer on the table right now to buy my company. If I decide to sell, I am thinking about opening up a Cat store here in south east Wisconsin then there will be 3 great Cat store's that I know of.
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyTue May 22, 2012 7:04 am

Foxfire wrote:
I will address the "Arctic Cat charges the dealer" hoaks tomorrow when I have a few minutes.

I have a pretty nice offer on the table right now to buy my company. If I decide to sell, I am thinking about opening up a Cat store here in south east Wisconsin then there will be 3 great Cat store's that I know of.

Cool Fox! Go for it buddy!

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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyTue May 22, 2012 7:36 am

I have heard of a Fox in the hen house,but never even thought of a Fox in a cat house!! But I like the idea!
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyTue May 22, 2012 9:54 am

Hollon wrote:
I have heard of a Fox in the hen house,but never even thought of a Fox in a cat house!! But I like the idea!

roflmao roflmao
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyTue May 22, 2012 1:32 pm

Member discounts I hope
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyWed May 23, 2012 12:32 am

Hell if I had to count on this group for sales I wouldn't make a cent.....maybe Goose would be a customer...he has a cat.
But, ya....SSXSR discounts.
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyWed May 23, 2012 4:12 pm

going to sell rhinos ?? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyThu May 24, 2012 10:46 am

I have what looks like a decent AC dealer close to my house, they do performance boats etc.. as well.

Only thing that bothers me is they charge $600 over MSRP

Most accessories like the fender flares and hard plastic roof are not available yet.

Know issue with paint peeling, based upon what I have read some willl warranty some won't
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyThu May 24, 2012 11:25 pm

Baditude wrote:
I have what looks like a decent AC dealer close to my house, they do performance boats etc.. as well.

Only thing that bothers me is they charge $600 over MSRP

Most accessories like the fender flares and hard plastic roof are not available yet.

Know issue with paint peeling, based upon what I have read some willl warranty some won't

All should! This Cat had the same issue and he was getting new plastics.

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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyFri May 25, 2012 6:29 am

EMP is coming out with some new accessories soon for the Wildcat.
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyFri May 25, 2012 8:50 am

I asked AC about the paint issue when they brought them down for the Fall Jam at WR last year and they never would offer an answer. My 06 700 had the same issue and they replaced the plastic once but would not warranty the second time.
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptySun May 27, 2012 1:31 pm

i rode with one at pickett a couple months ago .nice machine but he had alot of trouble ....he is wider and longer than the xp ..he was backing up alot .
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptySun May 27, 2012 5:50 pm

wvyankee2 wrote:
EMP is coming out with some new accessories soon for the Wildcat.

I wouldn't put a EMP poo part on anything even if it was given to me. thatsright
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PostSubject: Re: My first impression of the Wild Cat   My first impression of the Wild Cat EmptyTue May 29, 2012 2:53 pm

thought they were the same width as the XP stock, about 1 foot longer. If anything that would help, just watch Bonzo go up stuff in his 4 seater and make it look too easy.

Only other issue besides paint peeling (if it peels once it will peel again that 1 shot warranty for paint is BS) is you still can't get the fender flares or roof yet.
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