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Old 10-21-2019, 03:07 PM   #12
Cal Coon
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Originally Posted by TiltonBB View Post
Talk to the sales people at both Dasilva and HK Powersports. See what they are getting for feedback from customers.

I know HK Powersports usually has a new machine in the water for demo rides and will put whatever you would like in the water for a test ride.

Without naming the brand (and starting a war here) I know of people who have bought one brand, used it a few times, and traded it in on the other brand because they did not feel comfortable on it. The sales people will most likely have the most customer feedback and personal experience you can find.

As has been mentioned, Yamaha has a great reputation for reliability. Most rental companies that I am familiar with, on the lake and in Florida, use Yamaha's for that reason.

The season is too short to deal with repair problems on any boat or personal watercraft. Reliability would be at the top of my list if I were looking for a new one. I have had Sea-Doos but the last four jet skis have been Yamaha's and that is probably the brand I will stay with.
With all due respect Tilton, I would take every word out of ANY salesman's mouth with a grain of salt. Most are there just for the paycheck, and don't even know the product they are selling, which is why it is imperative for the buyer do his own due diligence on whatever he/she is buying. (Most) sales people are just looking out for themselves, and are going to tell any buyer what they want to hear. There are exceptions to every rule, but they are few and far between. That being said, you really can't go wrong with either Sea Doo, or Yamaha, but if it were me, I would buy a Honda first, and second would be Yamaha on my short list, then Sea Doo in third. Japanese products are just the most dependable IMHO, and Honda products are always the BEST no matter what you are talking about: lawnmowers, generators, snowblowers, waverunners, cars, (gotta throw Toyota in there too!), motorcycles, etc,etc... You get what you pay for, and you will always pay well for a Honda, but, with Honda, you also get (a little more) peace of mind!! "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten". Benjamin Franklin ...and no, I don't work for Honda. I have just had great reliability from every Honda I have ever bought.
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