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As an avid ATV/snowmobile/watercraft enthusiast, I was surprised by the 2001 Polaris Magnum 325. We took this machine on a thourough test it passed just about every one. This machine handles great, but was lacking in top end and because of the smaller motor made it more difficult to obtain the wheel speed needed to truely sling and get out of mud. It climbed over whatever we put in front of it, went across water that was deep enough to come over the utility rack in the front of the wheeler. The entire wheeler was submerged (with the exception of the air intake under the seat and the handle bars) and it rolled over trees larger than 1 foot in diameter. It pulled whatever we attached to it, threw a double Jetski trailer on it and it pulled out 2 seadoo GTX jetskis without hesitation. We threw a plow on it and it pushed snow very well, dirt was a bit tougher though. It's a great machine. But next time I think it'll have to be the 500 version. Additionally the automatic transmission is fantastic as long as you don't get the belt wet. Shifting from high to low end and reverse was no a snap as well. However, it would have been nice to be able to go from low to high without having to stop.