Okay. I have a feeling I know what responses I will get but I am just hoping there is someone out there that has done this before. I'm looking for a first quad. (quad as in 5 speed four wheeler) I used to have one of those China off brand 50cc little kid four wheelers. I rode that thing to heck and back for 3 years. Jumped it, ramped it, and fixed it countless of times. As I said in my introduction thread, I own a Yamaha Rhino 660 and I absolutely love it. I ride it on trails and on the roads and go mudding as well. I believe I have a pretty good understanding on how off road vehicles are meant to be treated and used. That being said, I'd like to look into a quad for me enjoy. I've ridden dirt bikes and a quads a few times but never for long periods of time. But to make up for it, I've read online for hours on how to properly ride one. I know most of you will think that I could never read anything online and expect to retain the info in a way to understand it. So, let me explain my understanding on how to ride a quad: Before starting the quad, push it back and forth to see if it is in gear. If it moves it's in neutral. Pull the clutch and start the quad. Then you may let go of the clutch since it's in neutral. After a good warm up hop back on and pull the clutch. Using your foot, shift the lever down and slowly release the clutch while giving it a little gas at the same time. Once it's going, raise up the rpms, let off on the throttle, pull the clutch, shift up, release the clutch and hit the gas. Repeat. Repeat. Now, the part that I'm hoping goes well with the rest of you is this. I'm specifically looking into getting an ltz 400. Something about it just really grabs my attention. A few of my friends have said that it's too "quick" or jumpy for me. But I've always thought they say it out of jealousy. I'm 15 and about 120 pounds. Others have suggested getting a 250, but I think I'd get bored of only hitting 55 while the rest of my friends are way in front of me in their 450s and 400s. Has anyone had a 400 as a first quad or believe it would be an okay decision for me to look into? If not what are some other quads to look into? Thanks for taking the time to read my enormous thread! ?