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GENERAL 1000

NEXT-LEVEL, OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE

2021 GENERAL 1000 Sport Ghost Gray is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 635.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ride Command is not what's advertised I ordered the machine in August and picked up on November 1st. I love the General but hate and I mean hate Ride Command. I have never been able to make the buddy ride work. Thinking my buddies needed to have a ride command machine I waited for a friend to purchase one. It happened and yesterday and neither of us could connect to each other. When I arrived back from the ride my recording froze up and would not let me save the ride information. I have had it with this thing, I wish I had saved my money by purchasing the Deluxe model I could have saved a ton of money. This is my fifth new Polaris machine and is the only time I have been disappointed.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machines I originaly purchased a Polaris atv to ride with friends many years ago, my wife and I truly enjoyed being out on trails, etc. Unfortunately we all get older and the atv was harder to handle so we traded it for a Polaris Ranger 900. This turned out to be the ultimate machine for us we loved it. This spring we saw the 1000 General and immediately we fell in love. This machine is the best, we also purchased a Ranger 150 for our grand kids, lol. We are now the greatest grandparents ever, lol. We still have the 900 so we have 3 Polaris side by sides and love all 3 of them. Thank you Polaris for so much fun and a great product. Keep up the good work.
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good concept We bought ours two month the concept is great just needs some redefining the make it a good machine. The doors are separated after only 100 miles and Polaris wont admit thats a issue and fix them. I havent had any issues with the tufts mode yet but I hear now after purchasing it that I will I hope not. The front and rear differentials are very noisy and I keep getting told that's normal. I came over from a yamaha wolverine and Polaris really needs to start listening to there customers concerns and fixing the small issues instead of trying to say it normal til it in the shop broken.
Date published: 2018-12-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice Machine....Poor Service. The first few hours of machine use resulted in constant overheating...a fusebox inspection revealed the cooling fan circuit breaker was missing! A few calls later and bringing the machine in to verify I was telling the truth fixed the problem...I am concerned with the possible damage resulting from overheating during the break-in period. After owning the machine for 6 months I finally reached 25 hours. Upon completing the required maintenance/inspections I found the Front Gearcase to be low/dry...I couldn't even tell if any fluid in it. I keep the machine garaged at all times so a leak would have been easily visible. My belief is the front end was probably never filled in the first place.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid unit Things that are awesome- Power Handling Ride quality Sound system Seats Storage space/tie down points Stock air intake heights Rock guards worth every penny Overall appearance Things I would change- -No inner wheel wells, leaves battery a fuel tank exposed to elements -Stock tires and clearance sub par on muddy trails -plastic fire wall and floor pans pose possible danger to rider if branches get rammed into the unit. -no rear bumper at all - there should be engineered attachment points for strapping the unit down during transport. -doesnt have led head lights -square sliders rather tha round pucks on the secondary clutch
Date published: 2019-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 4 complaints so far I bought the deluxe general about 2.5 months ago. Good machine but I have 4 complaints already. 1. Had to replace the belt already due to check engine light coming on ( my machine has less than 200 miles on it.) 2. Everything is rattling and sounds like the doors are going to fall apart, drivers door is extremely hard to open. Almost considering taking the doors off so my wife doesn’t have to climb in from the passenger side to drive. 3. Cv axle on drivers side rear is making noise and has slop in it, boot is ripped now 4. There is a high pitch squeeling noise coming from the passenger side of the motor. Can’t figure out what it is. its driving me nuts. Does it at idol. It stops at higher rpm. Local Polaris dealer wants way too much to even look at it when should be under warranty but conveniently it’s not what a coincidence
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from very dissapointed bought this general new in February 2020 and after a few weeks the rear axle popped out. took it back and they put it back in and said that it was installed wrong. Put a few more miles on it and its popped out again. Must have an on going issue.This should not be happening with an expensive new machine, .
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Noisy Ride Very noisy drive line, primarily front differential. Mine spent 68 days at dealer, replaced differential twice, prop shaft once. Still very noisy, marbles in a can or hail on a tin roof noise at almost any speed. And this is with the new CV prop shafts! Really detracts from ride enjoyment.
Date published: 2018-04-05
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Customer Reviews
Starting at $15,999 US MSRP

EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND MORE IN A CROSSOVER SIDE-BY-SIDE

Begin every adventure with the best performance, the greatest utility, and the most comfortable ride you can get in a side-by-side.

  • Class-Leading 100 Horsepower
  • Class-Leading 600 lb Dumping Cargo Box
  • Class-Leading 12.25"/13.2" Suspension Travel
  • Wide, Bolstered Bucket Seats
  • Protective Half Doors
  • Optimized Approach Angles

PURPOSE-BUILT FEATURES

A General 1000 in action in front of a mountain

UNSTOPPABLE PERFORMANCE

Every trail is an invitation. That’s why GENERAL is packed full of class-leading performance, like an ultra-responsive 100 horsepower engine, 12.25” of front suspension travel and a full foot of ground clearance.

Two Polaris General vehicles in a green field

UNRIVALED VERSATILITY

If you want to be ready for anything, you need a machine that can do everything. GENERAL answers the call with a 600 lb dumping cargo box, 1,100 lb payload capacity, and the ability to effortlessly tow 1,500 lb.

Three Polaris General vehicles trailing towards a mountain

UNMATCHED COMFORT, MILE AFTER MILE

GENERAL is renowned for having the most comfortable ride of any crossover side-by-side. Bumps and ruts are nothing with class-leading suspension. Smooth and responsive steering delivers superior handling. And the bolstered bucket seats save your body on those all-day rides.

RIDER REVIEWS

"Comfortable pleasant easy to handle ride, roomy, fun, sporty" - The Generalllll 20202020, Upstate, NY

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS

Personalize your premier off-road experience with accessories & factory-installed packages.

Interior view of a General 1000 cockpit with two riders

Factory-installed Ride Command Package Upgrade

Put the industry's most advanced tech at your fingertips with a 7" touchscreen display that helps you control everything from vehicle diagnostics to GPS navigation and extensive Rockford Fosgate Stage 4 audio upgrade. Available on 1000 Deluxe and XP 1000 Deluxe models only.

A group of campers with their tents and their General 1000 vehicles

Polaris Engineered Accessories

The right gear matters. When you’re ready to make the off-road’s best Sport-Utility even more versatile, remember that Polaris offers the off-road’s biggest and best collection of accessories.

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