The chairman of the board and I went to our local Yamaha and Can Am dealer today. I drove the YXZ. Very nice.
Everything looks very accessible mechanically
Comes stock with very nice doors and roof
A lot of leg room in both seats
Very comfortable seats that hold you in
Reaction to peddle is smooth
Power steering is great
Smoothed out the bumps nicely. Although there weren't a lot of them
Let me start by saying I am very familiar with driving a clutch. The clutch engaged very quickly I maybe moved it an inch and the RPMs started to dive. It didn't stall because I really got into the gas. Not a bad thing just something you chalk up to learning curve. I headed toward a rather steep pile of gravel that was about three feet high. When I went up the first time I hit it at about three mph. There was a little bogging down down but we went right over it. Next time I stopped at the bottom of the pile and tried to crawl it slow. It stalled. I started up again and got into the gas by the time I got to the top and there was a real good clutch chatter going on. I repeated the climb and got it up to about 3000 rpms and maintained it while letting the clutch out and got to the top with no trouble. Bottom line is I think that if you were doing some serious crawling your right foot and the clutch would have a workout. It seems that lower than 3-5 mph and it wants to stall. I could see where it might blow on the trail especially if you were a clutch novice. I told the sales manager about my experience and he told me about the recluse clutch you could add and eliminate those problems. So if you want to crawl slow you spend another 800-1200 bucks. Not a deal breaker but I really don't want to lay out that kind of money and then have to put more into it right away. I guess it isn't much different than adding mods right away.
It is very loud. The engine and the trans
The chairman said she didn't like it because it sounded clunky
The worst thing of all is that it is 122.8 inches long and my haulers garage is 120 inches
I like it. I would probably get one and put a new clutch in it ( if it didn't void warranty) if it fit the hauler.
So we drove a base model Maverick
I liked it. No purchase yet.