If you are not into all out performance and handling. Then a Commander will fill your needs nicely. The 1000 has plenty of power. With a few mods it can be made to handle pretty good also. I bought a Commander because I needed a machine that could haul a load, like an elk, out of the hills. But still be fun when empty. It is also one of the most comfortable, for me, SxS I have driven.
I ride with a couple of guys that have RZR 900s. With mods done to my buggy, I have no problems keeping up. Nor do they complain when I lead the way. It does not handle as well as a RZR but it does the job. My commander handles all road/ trail conditions well. Its no mud bogger. But does pretty good in mud and snow. Its a good, dependable all around trail buggy.
The beauty of the Second Amendment is, that it will not be needed until they try to take it
2011 Commander 1000 X.
2 piece tilting windshield, vinyl top, can am dust screen, CSI Outer Armor soft doors, Quadgear soft 2 gun case
Rackzilla rack and pinion. Maverick Gear Box with sport low, Lock up Clutch, RT lift, Torque lock
K&N Air filter, Airaid, EJK