My husbands cousin came to visit for a week. Hubby gave him full use of the quad because "he always wanted a motorcycle and could never get one cause he grew up broke. This is the closest he'll ever get, and he's never ridden one before" which was fine with me. BUT cousin did a bunch of drinking while he was here and wasn't always sober when he drove it. I also wasn't always here when he drove it, so I couldn't stop him. It's not an automatic and I was worried about him not paying attention and just grinding through the gears cause he was tipsy and not paying attention. Well, yesterday before he left it started squeaking between the front wheels. Today I got on it to go into the woods to gather the guinea eggs from the nest and halfway there it made a sound like a gun went off! Another 20 feet and it started puttering and choking and finally stalled out. I walked my butt up the hill to the nest and back down then tried to turn the quad back on. It started, but every 3 or 4 feet it choked and sputtered. I finally pushed it while holding the gas and got it back to the house. This really drives me nuts! To them it's just a toy, but this is my work vehicle! I attach the cart to it and haul feed bags, hay, dirt, tools, cages, dirty coop litter. I can't do half my work without it, and what I still can do takes twice as long! I guess I can attach the cart to the riding mower for some stuff, but I cant take that into the woods to hunt nests! It gets better.......DH went out of town yesterday and wont be back till the weekend! So it's not getting fixed till then. Since I'm such a nice person I didn't do any of my work the last few days so they could use the quad. I figured I had all day today to do it. There are several buckets of poopy coop litter next to the coop that need hauled to the woods and they stink! Plus the duck pond needs bailed out and refilled. I usually bail it into the cart and pull it up to the garden with the quad to dump the water on my plants (or any part of the yard that looks like the grass needs some fertilizer) I'm so irritated right now! Thanks for letting me vent!