Personal Water Craft Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
First, I would like to thank everyone on all of the great information that is provided on this site. I have never owned a PWC, but I was out on a house boat about 2 months ago and just loved watching people of their PWCs. Then, I recently accepted a new job which has my office looking out over the river. So, I get to watch PWCs go up and down the river all day.

I live in West Virginia (hold the WV jokes) and there does not seem to be a lot of PWC dealers in the southern part of WV. However, there is a Honda dealer about 40 miles for my home. So, I called today to see when they would be receiving the '07 models. The owner was not there and the individual on the phone was uncertain of their expected arrival time. Then, the guy told me that they were getting about 10-12 2004 R-12Xs from the factory that were left over. He said they got a good deal from the factory and that they are going to sell them for $7000.

If I would ultimately be interested in purchasing this PWC after seeing it in person, what would be a good purchase price? I would obviously like a trailer, cover and at least one PFD.

I would mainly be using this PWC for myself and occassionally taking the significant other along with posssibly pulling some kids around on tubes. From what I have read, I think this would be a great ski for my needs. I am not too concerned about going much faster than 50 mph or so.

Finally, are there any maintenence issues I should be concerned about since this is a new 2004 model? Like the battery? I assume it has been stored inside, but I will definitely ask to be certain. I want to make sure I am getting a good price if for the model year. He did state that it still comes with the standard 1 year warranty. Also, would it need winterized or just stored, since riding weather is probably going to be about over before I would get a chance to ride it? Do you think I could get the ski, trailer, cover and a PFD for $6,500?

I appreciate any insight you provide!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
54 Posts
ruthdog23 said:
... Then, the guy told me that they were getting about 10-12 2004 R-12Xs from the factory that were left over. He said they got a good deal from the factory and that they are going to sell them for $7000....
Unless the guy is full of shit, try to be the first in line!
I am very serious, it's a great deal. Try to get them include a trailer and some other stuff to make the deal even better... ;)
Make sure they don't screw you on the extended warranty, if they offer it, don' pay more than $400 for 4 years and make sure it's a factory warranty.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
Id have to agree with V sounds like a deal but i would plan to keep it becuse your resale will not be that good even though its a new 04 ..its still an 04 ...

and if you plan to ever sell it just know people will see it as a 04 new or not

and Watercraft resale sucks anyhow....Id bet you could get the ski for 6800
and have them throw in the 4 year plan and trailer with a vest for 7000....

I would play hard ball with them they need to move them 07 is coming fast

I got my 05 F12X with a shoreline trailer and 2 slippery vests factory cover number kit fire ext and the first 10 hour oil change for 9200
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top