Just joined this site a few days ago. Have a 12 XUV 550 that was purchased in May of 2012. I use it quite often but not a ton. I use it to plow my driveway and quite a few others and it has come in very handy. Had a mule before this and it was ok but the JD has much more acceleration. Had a 4 wheeler before that and wish I had not sold that, but just bought the UTV to go with it. I live in the Midwest. I have put a Poly windshield and top on, some extra lights, fire extinguisher and some new john deere yellow and aluminum wheels that make it look more awesome. Got a lot of comments on those.