I am going to purchase a 2ed machine for friends/family to use when we ride. I have had it in the back of my mind that a Commander would the unit to buy for this purpose. I have been looking at gently used machines and know it wont be a problem to find something. However I have also been reading a lot of the forums and there seems to be some issues that keep coming up with the Commanders. I understand you can get on any forum about any machine and read about issues but on the Commander forums the issues seem to be more common. Is it just me reading too much in to it or have there been specific issues? One of the issues is the clutch/CVT belt. I have had CVT driven machines (both speed and torque sensing types) since I was a young child, I understand how they work and how to operate a machine so that you are not burning up the belt. I have never broken or smoked a belt, ever! However I can see how the HP make by the Rotax engines would shorten belt life considerably. This could be especially true with drivers that are not keenly aware of what is going on in the CVT case. Of course I would give anyone using this machine a "schooling" on how to operate and understand there is going to belt maintenance regardless of these factors. However, if there is already a "belt/clutch issue then I am not so sure a Commander is the best for my purpose. Other issues are front end problems, mostly weak components, Rackzilla seems to be a fix for this?? front diff. problems and rear end problems. In general and beside the obvious what should I look for in a year or two old Commander. Is there a certain year/model I should stay away from? When riding we always put the least experienced drivers in between experienced drivers so I am not to concerned about the Commander having too much power. I am also very selective about whomever drives it. I will not buy another Polaris and really don't care for AC too much. Sorry for such a long winded question. I DO appreciate all comments from Commander owners. Thanks to everyone.