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No this is not a for sale ad, just curious if they are selling in your area? I have had mine on Craigslist and FB for a few days with plenty of pictures and not even a lowballer or scammer has contacted me. The FB ad shows over 300 have looked at it, but not a single message. The crazy thing is I live in a huge off-road area in the high Nevada desert. Maybe I priced it too high, but you would think someone would at least ask if its negotiable. I was afraid of this happening when I bought it as they just are not popular. Looks like I may end up almost giving it away even after putting lots of $$$ into it. :sad:
 

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Same applies to New Zealand. Most want a two seater ATV or standard quad bike for our hills. I owned a Suzuki Kingquad for about 11 yrs and was in the market for something new when the Ace came along - i liked the size and steering wheel amongst other smaller things. Saying that in some areas our Department of Conservation rangers use the Ace for checking predator traps. Our Health & Safety laws are strict here so the roll cage and seat belt is attractive for their use. Also on a personal level i think Polaris made the Ace with quite a few deficiencies that haven't been sorted in later models? For example 1. you cannot really stack much on the front otherwise your view is seriously restricted and without some weight up front the Ace is rear heavy (on standard quads, the rider is on top of the engine). 2. too much mud/dirt gets into the finer parts of the Ace and takes forever to wash down (quads have huge plastic guards moulded that reduce this and also have more smooth surfaces underneath so washes down easier). 3. The Ace should have been made another 1" or so higher above ground - just catches rocks more than a standard quad hence many users fit lift kits etc. 4. The Ace plastic appears a bit fragile in places - i have a crack on the plastic behind the seat where bolted to the body work - suspect vibration led to this? 5. The stator as most now know was originally placed in a terrible position that led to many failures and Polaris still struggle to relocate in an out of the way spot from mud? This led to users like me using a custom after market supplier to fit higher up.6. Accessories! I have never seen so many accessories for an ATV - front & rear brush bars, front half screen, rock sliders should really be standard not extra? I cracked the plastic underneath so brought the Polaris rock sliders - worked a treat. In NZ we do not spend much on accessories especially the Ace! You will never get a return on what you added unless removing the extras to upgrade on the next model and selling the bare basic Ace? Good luck. Saying all that, i still like my Ace and aside from the lack of that extra 1" or so in height, it does the job when i am out deer hunting as some can see in earlier pics on this forum. Just needs a bit of tender lovin care when back in the shed!
 

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I like my Ace it's a tough machine and been through some treacherous places and goes where Rzrs can go yet fits in the bed of my truck! The front end is light and have been thinking about adding a heavy front bumper to mount the winch up higher onto (about 40#) I think that would be beneficial and just keep riding her.


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I like my Ace it's a tough machine and been through some treacherous places and goes where Rzrs can go yet fits in the bed of my truck! The front end is light and have been thinking about adding a heavy front bumper to mount the winch up higher onto (about 40#) I think that would be beneficial and just keep riding her.


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Yea, this isn't about liking my machine. I like it just fine, but I just don't use it like I had planned to. I need more of a utility quad I can hop on and off of easily for chores on my property. The Ace with doors and climbing in it behind a steering wheel is a lot more cumbersome to get in and out of. For taking it out on long rides it's great, but I just don't do that any longer. I'm just puzzled there is ZERO interest in it and I have it advertised on two major platforms, dropped the price $900 in two days and not one person interested. It's not like it's beat up with high miles, it only has 685 and loaded with options.
 

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I really do like my Ace so take what I type with a grain of salt...I see the same thing down here Aces that sit on for sale sites for months with no sale some knocked around with homemade crap bolted off them that look terrible and others that were just used around hobby farms on weekends and the owners are downsizing and moving back to town in great condition.. Some of the local dealers still have 500/570 Aces sitting in their packing crates in storage trying to sell them at around cost which doesn't help the people that paid a premium regardless of size 325/500/570/900 at the time move their second hand units on. One other problem I believe is they should of just picked an engine size and stuck with it and improved everything else around it... is my 325 worthless compared to a second hand 500 or 570 or 900 just because the engine is smaller.. Back in the day the Honda Odyssey started at 250 stayed at 250 with 2 chassis upgrades and then only grew to 350 and finally 400 with the pilot you couldn't buy all four in the same year .. I agree 100 % with what huntsouthnz says they tick heaps of boxes and I too was going to buy another Kingquad when I looked at the Ace it won a huge tick for the roll cage and seat belt. I agree the dumb design stuff they did when they designed mine is still there in the later models they just whacked a bigger engine in the next model and never fixed the stuff that needed sorting. Lack of inner guards , poor storage, no proper parking/emergency brake, the small battery,the rectifier problem the list goes on.... The one seat works against it too at resale time...We joking call it the selfish side by side as a bit of a joke as its only got the one seat I do get that the whole idea of the ace is the single seat and I wasn't planning on carrying passengers when I bought it but I think come resale time its in a huge pool of second hand units atv or utv of all types with extra seats/seating for roughly the same money plus or minus a couple of grand.. Just my thoughts after owning one.. we plan to just keep ours till it falls to dust and get value back for it that way.. I do get what Kodiak is saying about climbing on and out of it trying to do chores around the place its like a team of engineers had a brief to make it awkward to climb into the seat while your muddy boots slide over the floor plates..there is days I just use our 2 wheel farm bike as its just plain easier even if the idea was to have something safer with a cage... Goodluck
 

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I also had a Kingquad before the Ace, a 700 and really liked that thing. Smooth, powerful and comfy. But now after having power steering in the Ace, that is a must in whatever quad I end up with. I don't need one that big now and have my eye on a 2013 Honda 420 Rancher AT EPS. Just hate to buy it and not have the Ace sold to keep peace with the wife.
 

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I love the Ace for trail riding. The thumb throttle is what got me away from the regular ATV. However, the regular ATV was much better for deer hunting ( going in and bringing one out). There’s always a compromise I guess.
 

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Sold my 2016 Sage Green 330 a little over a month ago. 100% bone stock - looked like new. Had 59 miles and 13 hours. I took a $3400 cash offer.

You will likely need to deeply discount it (stinks), or expand your advertising area (I had ZERO luck with the name brand "ATV" listing service) - wasted my money.

There just happened to be someone in my area looking for this particular machine. Good luck! IMG_20190401_141956486.jpg
 

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I did have one guy want to trade me for a 2001 Harley Sportster, but my motorcycle days are done. Besides that, just a scammer and a couple of game players. Nobody even asks if the price is negotiable or makes an offer. It is a sharp super clean Ace with lots of goodies.



 

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I did have one guy want to trade me for a 2001 Harley Sportster, but my motorcycle days are done. Besides that, just a scammer and a couple of game players. Nobody even asks if the price is negotiable or makes an offer. It is a sharp super clean Ace with lots of goodies.



I'll Bite! What's You Price? And what do you have?
Hours, Miles, Accessories, the WORKS!

I've got a 1999 Polaris Ranger 6X6 with Maybe 300 hours on it, mostly idling.
YES, 11 Hours per Year.
My wife uses it around the yard.
I bought my ACE, for ME!
I Buy for ME, without regards to what MAYBE,
someone else thinks it might be worth a Decade or 2 in the future.
Yours, Looks SWEET, by the Way.
Perhaps, My brother might be Interested IF, the price IS Right.
 

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FWIW ~ I absolutely LOVE my Ace 900!

Polaris sure doesn't sell many Ace's.
Yesterday was the first time since owning my Ace,.. that I saw another Ace out on the trails.
Some lady had a 325 Ace. It was good to see.

Now if I could only run across another 900 out on the trails!
 

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I'll Bite! What's You Price? And what do you have?
Hours, Miles, Accessories, the WORKS!

I've got a 1999 Polaris Ranger 6X6 with Maybe 300 hours on it, mostly idling.
YES, 11 Hours per Year.
My wife uses it around the yard.
I bought my ACE, for ME!
I Buy for ME, without regards to what MAYBE,
someone else thinks it might be worth a Decade or 2 in the future.
Yours, Looks SWEET, by the Way.
Perhaps, My brother might be Interested IF, the price IS Right.
Sent you a link to my local CL ad. Like I said, my intent wasn't to turn this into a for sale ad. Just venting that these things are tough to sell.
 

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Gents,

I too tried to sell mine (all set up for desert racing) and not one bite. I was asking way below asking price and had over $4K in extras, plus set up for racing. My take on why they don't sell is 3 fold: 1) Polaris did/does an absolutely terrible job of promoting them 2) Because of that the aftermarket is almost non-existent 3) The RS1 took the thunder completely away from the ACE and in conjunction with the lack of advertising of the ACE, most dealerships don't even stock them for people to know about. What I am waiting for is Polaris' 2020 lineup to see if they are killing off the ACE brand totally. If I was a betting man, I would put a bundle on Polaris just letting the ACE fade into the sunset and any aftermarket parts that can't be put on other RZRs will be deeply discounted and dealerships will be dumping them for years to come. I have already seen huge discounts on the RS1 that isn't helping sell any ACEs either. Just my $0.02.

Here is what my ACE used to look like before I totally gutted it to remove the engine for overhaul.

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Thats a sweet looking little racer there V22driver.

Well, I have one encouraging offer. A guy wants to trade me his clean 05 Sportsman 700 efi plus cash for it. He rolled the Sportsman, not hurting it much at all, but bruised himself up pretty good and his wife told him "you're getting something with a cage!". He is waiting for OHV here in Nevada to send him the title on his. Hopefully it works out. I had one other guy from California that was going to buy it, but that didn't work out because of his personal issues. The bizarre thing is I have never put anything up for sale on the net without at least one lowballer, but none after 3 weeks on 2 different Craigslist and Facebook.
 

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This is terrible news. I was thinking of trading or selling my Ace 570 for the rs1

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When the ACE 900 SP came out we just happened to be looking at a 570 for my daughters. Then the 900 SP went on sale after the 900 XC release. Bought one, everyone loved it, so we bought another one. Now my girls are set. Almost 2000 miles on each one!! They LOVE the ACES!!! Parents like the roll cages, but the kids are independent. I call it real drivers education!

When people see us on the trials, they are curious because they've never even seen an ACE. They have not sold well in South Louisiana. In fact a couple dealers I've talked too say they had such a hard time selling the ACES they weren't getting any more after they sold what they had.

Fun machine. Not perfect though. Numerous problems with our two and glad we got an extended warranty. Almost a year now without problems though! Fingers crossed! With no competition in this market, we still like the ACES for what we use them for.
 
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When the ACE 900 SP came out we just happened to be looking at a 570 for my daughters. Then the 900 SP went on sale after the 900 XC release. Bought one, everyone loved it, so we bought another one. Now my girls are set. Almost 2000 miles on each one!! They LOVE the ACES!!! Parents like the roll cages, but the kids are independent. I call it real drivers education!

When people see us on the trials, they are curious because they've never even seen an ACE. They have not sold well in South Louisiana. In fact a couple dealers I've talked too say they had such a hard time selling the ACES they weren't getting any more after they sold what they had.

Fun machine. Not perfect though. Numerous problems with our two and glad we got an extended warranty. Almost a year now without problems though! Fingers crossed! With no competition in this market, we still like the ACES for what we use them for.
The guy I got this one from bought it for his 16 year old daughter to ride with him with his 900 Ace. She put 290 miles on it and decided she liked her horse better, so he put it up for sale and I bought, then put a bunch of $$$ into it. This one has has had no problems whatsoever, just a couple of minor things like relatively stiff throttle pedal and somewhat finicky shifter. Both not a big deal.
 
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