That first drive , down the hill behind the house sold me.You got me there, just reminded me, the only thing I don't like about our Mule is it will free wheel if you don't keep some pressure on the throttle.
The dealer told me if I wasn't satisfied they would bring back our Gator and take their machine back at NO CHARGE. Their location is apx 60 miles each way from us. They had a very large field out from their storeroom. I'm guessing I put a mile or two on one of their machines . As the salesman told me, go try it out , drive it like you would at your house. The lot had a hill going up into the lot , tried it first with the Gator spun going up in so I used 4wd. Honda stayed in 2wd and never even knew I was going up the hill. Same driving around in the lot and going thru mud puddles and some very long deep , wet ,messy ruts. I had their machine in 4wd once for one lap , then had fun driving it in 2wd.