Hello! 1st Question:Rx Used Yamaha Best DIY Repair Friendly, Reliability, MPG
New here. Been reading old Threads as I look for my first PWC. I want a Yamaha, prefer <$8,000. Great Forum.
Please recommend (Rx) model/year/engine used Yamaha to look. I want the "1998 Toyota RAV4" of PWCs! If you don't suggest a model, at least vote for 3-cyl. vs. 4-cyl. engine & which Yamaha engine(s) enjoy "rock solid" reputations. I'm a self-taught DIY mechanic who appreciates solid, simple engineering vs. bells & whistles:
1/ Well-built, solid, reliable, longevity (when well-cared for). "Will last near-forever." [Toyota, not Fiat]
2/ Easy, simple to DIY work on, low-maintenance, reasonably-priced OEM repair parts [Toyota, not Lamborghini]
~~(where DO you buy your OEM Yamaha parts?)
3/ Few/far between repairs if well-maintained (DIY oil changes, salt-water flush-outs, e.g.) [Toyota, not Mercedes]
4/ I'm just a slow cruiser, not into WOT racing. No super-charged, turbo, high-performance or racing engines. Just most efficient-- comparable to Toyota 22RE (one of the finest engines ever built!) [Corolla, not Porsche]
5/ When shopping on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist, how do I tell if it's been rinsed out (flush valve) faithfully & generally well-maintained vs. trashed?
P.S. I like "Limited" editions based on 4-Pull-up Cleats (cool vanity feature)
Does this waverunner exist? If so, what year-model should I hunt for?
Thank you for the join. I appreciate your candid, thoughtful, helpful input.