The 2006 Gator 6x4 is a versatile UTV. You can haul, plow snow with it and do a number of chores with it. It is not the kind of UTV to go trail riding etc. The low ground to body height seems to makes it handle okay on slopes, based on my experience. I put chains on the rear tires to help in snow plowing, which really help.
Have not had any mechanical problems, as I perform all recommended scheduled maintenance as required.