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Fortunately our military isn't hamstrung by tradition. Tradition doesn't win battles. Tradition doesn't win wars. Better mousetraps do. So I'm happy to see our military move towards the increased use of these side-by-sides as replacements for the old Jeep-like vehicles, as they are much better at doing those Jeep-like tasks. Those who are into side-by-sides know that the civilian Polaris RZR is one impressive machine. For more info on the military-spec version check out the following link:
What I'm waiting for is that Polaris, or some other side-by-side maker, offer up a fully road-legal — as road-legal as the Wrangler — off-road vehicle. I think it's just a matter of time before that occurs — then color me (really!) impressed.