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Old 12-11-2011, 11:31 PM
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Hey guys i don't come to forums to ever trash people and their business's, and i will not do that in this case either. In Oct. i had placed a down payment on a 2010 Skidoo Summit 163 800r. Sled looked great in pics and they both assured me it was in excellent condition. Ive been busy working so i finally was able to go get it this weekend. I called a BRP dealer and gave them the VIN to find out more on this sled and how many miles it had on it, ive heard about arnie rolling the miles back by replacing the odometer. Didnt appear to be the case with this sled but they said it was actually their demo sled and was rode hard and arnie about it from them. Long story short i drove 5 hrs to the twin cites and got to arnies, both him and kristi were very nice and the sled looked great. Being a mechanic and buying farm equipment all the time, i tore everything off of it and got my light and went through it. Found the A-Frame from the steering colum to the shock towers were both sheered off. The bulkhead had a dent in it from where the y-pipe hit it, and on the very front of the bulk head i could see where it appeared as though a rock hit it and may have been the culprit here. I questioned him about it and he said he honestly never saw the broke frame. He gave me 3 options, give me the parts to fix it and take more $ off of the sled, 2 look at another summit he had or 3 give me my deposit back. So being the way i am i just took my money and he was very apologetic about it and paid for some of my fuel to come up there. All in all i will say this is why you must look stuff over before you buy it from anyone. Arnie was very nice to me and that is why im not going to bash his business but knowing what i know about him from my experience and talking with BRP dealers......I came up with the same consensus that they told me, he buys crap sleds and makes them look good. The choice is yours lol. will post pics later

PS if your going to buy a sled from him make sure its not a blue 2010 Summit 163, its been wrecked lol :/
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