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I cant decide what PWC I want. I am stuck between these options:

Honda AquaTrax F-12X
Yamaha WaveRunner FX H.O.
Sea-Doo RXT
Kawasaki JetSki Ultra 250X

I really didn't want an Ultra but now I like them. I realize that the Yamaha is the slowest but I'm keeping fuel economy in consideration. All the local dealers are trying to get rid of all of the 07's and I can each one pretty cheap. I want something fast, economical, and reliable. The reason I like the Yamaha is because it has alot of features on it that others don't. Tilt steering, trim system, stuff like that and nice styling. Everyone has a Sea-Doo and I kinda wanted something different. The AquaTrax doesn't have the dramatic styling and really doesn't make a statement like the others. The Kawasaki looks uncomfortable on long rides. I am scared to get a Sea-Doo because I heard they break down alot. I just don't know which one to get.

My friend that I will be riding with, has a RXT and I want something that will keep up with it. I don't want to get left behind!!

CAN SOMEONE HELP ME?!
 

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Thank you!
Finally someone answered me on here. (lol) I thought I was gonna go insane over this decision. I really like the Yamaha too. What if I get the Turbo Honda? Is it still slow? I don't know why, but I like the Honda. So if it were between the Honda and the Yamaha, you would choose the Yamaha? How much will the aftermarket parts cost for the WaveRunner?

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Whao.
$600!!!

I could just wait and pay like 1.5k more and get a SHO. What about acceleration. Will the RXT leave me behind if I'm on the Yamaha?

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You've been a HUGE help.
 

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No, none of the ski's are used. They are all brand new. Just the remaining 07's. Except the Yamaha which was an 08. I keep coming back to the Honda because I think it was a good deal. It was a 06 that they had left over. It is an 06 F-12X. I'm just scared because the Yamaha guy told me that sometimes the rubber on the inside can dry out and crack and send it to the lake bottom. Which would not be good. But, the Yamaha is more expensive and has less cc but has the same amount of hp. But it has trim, cupholders, a nice dash, and it looks alot more upscale. But the Honda comes with a trailer, one pfd, 1 year of warranty for free, anchor, cover, and tax already added for $9,000. It just seems like a better deal. But if I am investing in something I'm gonna keep a long time, then I want something I truly like. The Honda just doesn't look as nice, and plus, knowing my luck, as soon as I get it Honda will come back and smack everyone in the face with a PWC that just looks kick ass. and I'll be stuck with the old one. Is there alot of aftermarket for the Honda?

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Yeah, I looked at the H.O. again on the website. BTW which is far better than Honda or Sea-Doo. Kawasaki's is pretty good too. I think I'm going to go with the Yamaha. I have said that so many times though. (lol) I'm going to take a weekend off to go test drive both the Yamaha and the Honda. I'm gonna ask the dealer if I can invite the Honda guy along to do a side-by-side test drive. The Honda is a good deal, but it is an 06. So, it just looks like a good deal. And another thing, there is a reason why THEY STILL HAVE 06'S IN STOCK. One last problem. Honda Dealership = 35 miles away. Yamaha Dealership = 95 miles away. We have a Yamaha dealership locally but they don't carry the WaveRunner or service them. One more newbie question: When I travel that far to get it serviced, will it hurt it towing it all that way? The road isn't all that smooth. I don't want it to fall apart from towing too much.

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you have been more help than you know!
 

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Really?

Does it cause any wear on the hull?

What do you mean by trailering?
And no I don't know how.
(lol)

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Both ski's that I am looking at are on trailers. What do you mean about trailering a ski? And how do I do that?


Thanks.

I tried getting on this website with my BlackBerry and it didn't work. Like it would let me login but not reply or anything. (lol)
 

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Oh, yeah. I know how to do that. We have had a SunTracker Party Barge before. We never used it so we sold it. I'm looking for a toy for this summer now. (lol)
 

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Well in Arkansas all we have to ride in are lakes. The biggest waves we see are like 1.5 foot high. And thats on a B I G lake. lol. I think when I get the H.O. I'm gonna take the decals off and put S.H.O. graphics on it. lmao! I think that the H.O. is a good buy. And I want to take it in the ocean and ride the big waves. Might have to take a road trip. lmao!
 

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Haha. I guess I'm gonna have to load the Acura and hook the ski up. lol. Yesterday, I had to call the Acura dealership and see if it could pull it! It's a strong supercharged v6 (280 hp) but I had to make sure. I'm very careful with my baby. lol. What do you pull yours with?
 
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