Yes go with the 4X4 but see if you can get the foreman S. I know what you mean abut the electric shift. To me electric and water don't mix. But if you can get the 06 with a manual trans you will love it. I just put another $900 in mods to mine it is fun to build and trail riding. I go through some good mud holes and cross water creeks. From towing a trailer throuch the and working in the back yard clearing land putting up fence with some bad mud mine does the wrok that I need. To me riding throgh the woods making your own trails and going through mud your friends can't go through with out getting stuck the Foreman is PRICELESS!!!