I purchased my used Outlander Max last month (March, 2012) and I can't stop riding it. I love how the suspension soaks up the bumps and smooths out the roads and trails. Even going off road is easy if you slow down a bit.
I like to carry lots of gear, just in case, and it hauls it all, and my wife who weighs 130 lbs., with ease. It actually seems to handle better with a load.
We like the Outlander Max so much that we are currently in the process of buying a second Outlander Max because my wife wants her own.
We have our eye on a 2006 model. Personally I think the older quads are better built.
Upgrades/Accessories: Storage bags, fuel cans and a Garmin GPS mounted with velcro.
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