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Ok, two strokes are old school. They are more expensive to operate. They are very inefficent because of the nature of a two stroke engine. You have to worry about oil injection and carrying expensive injection oil. They put out way more pollution than 4 strokes. They don't last as long and foul plugs.

The 2007 Ultra 250 are notorius for complete engine failure due to poor crankshafts. They are known in general for poor reliability.
I agree about staying away from the Kawasaki Ultra 250/260. To many failure stories with those skis. But there is nothing wrong with a 2 stroke. My recommendation for the OP would be a late model Yamaha GP1300r if he wants a fast ski. He could get a really nice 07 or 08 model for $6 grand. Or a used RXP/RXT would be a good choice too.

If you want a bullet proof 4 stroke get a Kawasaki STX 12/15f I heard only good things about those skis.
 

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First of all Seadoo did not make a non supercharged RXT/RXP. The horse power is 215. Why would they desacrate their top of the line muscle craft by putting in a 155 hp motor:eek:. Maybe a GTX 155. Buy the best RXP you find if you want to smoke everything on your list. If you want a minivan buy the FX HO, if you have a problem with mosquitoes buy the GP 1300. None of them will hang with RXP. With RIVA STAGE III kit the RXP will do 80 mph. The Ferrari red is a hot color also.

There ya have it.:git:
Yes they did the RXP that is. Luckily it was only for 2007 and 2008 I believe.

2007 Sea-Doo RXP™ (155 hp) Watercraft
 

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I've heard a lot of bad things about the quality and reliability of seadoo's. Is that something that was with the older ones or is there cerain issues I should be aware of?
It's nonsense. I owned many Doos never had any major problems.

Bombardier the owner of BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products) is a huge corporation. They produce Skidoo snowmobiles, Seadoo jet skis and boats, Fishhawk fishing boats, Evinrude engines, Can Am Spyders and four wheelers. The only other PWC manufactuer that can compare is Yamaha. So there you have the top two. I agree that Seadoos ten years and older were not as reliable. But now they have surpassed competitors in technology, In my opinion. The new 4 stroke engines are very dependable. They are european built in Austria then shipped to Canada for assembly.
The Rotax 2 strokes were very reliable. Only latest the 951 had some problems. Otherwise the 587,657/720, and 800 engines were all bulletproof.
 
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