In my post several months ago on DWR site many people liked Polaris and many had nothing but bad to say about them http://utahwildlife.net/dwr_forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=23790 . I am leaning towards the Sportsman 500 and I just want to know specific issues that those who do not like the Polaris have seen. So, please provide details of issues that you have had or seen. In my own personal experience I have seen an uncle have wires ripped off of the chassis for the transfer case (whatever it is called on an ATV) that does seem odd that it would just be haning out there??? On the other hand a distant relative has a Yamaha and a Polaris nearly identical 5 years ago when purchased and they have had numerous problems with the Yamaha including the seat being wasted away vs the Polaris seat that is as nice and shiny blue as day one--always left out on the trailer uncovered. Any ways, please provide your sincere complaints; I want to see if it is somehting that I can live with or if they may have corrrected those issues. I am leaning towards the Polaris based on the massive amounts of storage, smooth ride, design, etc.