Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    What to Buy What to Buy

    I want to pick up 2 Jet Skis this winter/Spring while there are some good deals out there. Initially I was set on buying 2 Sparks because of the attractive price and because they look like fun. But as I learn about some of the cons (such as handling in rough water), I'm thinking it might be nice to have one Spark and one larger Ski.

    I live in Upstate NY and most of my riding will be on larger lakes, or medium sized lakes, with the occasional (maybe once a year) trip to the Atlantic seaboard.

    There's a pretty killer deal on a 2017 RXP 300 at my local Sea Doo dealer. It only has 7 hours on it and they're asking 10,750. So while the RXP wasn't my first choice, it looks like a fun ride. I don't have a ton of experience on jet skis, and I know a lot of you are going to say never to buy that, its like buying a 1000CC sport bike as your first ride, etc. But I come from a background of flying high performance airplanes and riding motorcycles and I've even done a little automobile racing so I'm undeterred by the 300 HP.

    So the question is, do I get two Sparks, maybe one 3UP and one Trixx, or should I get one Spark and the RXP?

    I'd like to occasionally ride 2UP, and I do want to have my older daughter learn on the Spark (she's 15). I also want to tow a tube occasionally with the Spark, so I'll get a 3UP model. Might even try some wake skating.

    I've looked at the Wake Pro 155 and feel like the power/weight ratio isn't that attractive and it might be a little boring in the handling department.

    Is there a better combo out there for my needs? Should I look at the RXT 300 instead? I cannot find any equivalent deals on an RXT but there are some leftover 2017 (new) models for 2,500 off MSRP.

    Thanks!


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    118
    +1
    15
    I would buy the rxp because is a good deal and very fast. As a 2nd ski i d buy a 155 with s3 hull like gtx 155. I think you ll get bored of spark.

  3. +1 by:


  4. #3
    I think you ll get bored of spark.
    that was my concern as well. The only issue with the RXP is it doesn’t come with a warranty, whereas if I buy new there will be a 3 year warranty. Should I look at a GTR 230 since it’s a bit cheaper new maybe? And seats 3?

  5. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    118
    +1
    15
    Why there is no warranty on that? Don t they suply 3 yrs to every seadoo? 300s are faster and a simple tune make them monsters...no. seats 2 up.

  6. #5
    I thought most Sea Doos have a 12 month warranty and the 3 year warranty is only during pre-season or off-season specials? Maybe I’m wrong. On the Sea Doo website it says 3 year offer ends March 31st.

  7. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by SandMan234 View Post
    I thought most Sea Doos have a 12 month warranty and the 3 year warranty is only during pre-season or off-season specials? Maybe I’m wrong. On the Sea Doo website it says 3 year offer ends March 31st.
    I called the dealer and that 2017 RXP has no warranty. Instead he offered me a 2019 GTR 230 (which Is better for my
    needs anyway) for 10,700 OTC and I put a deposit down on a new 2018 Spark 3UP with IBR/conv for 6700 OTD, both with 3 yr warranty.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-04-2014, 10:10 PM
  2. Should I buy a 2013 RXT, Buy Used, or Wait for Next Gen?
    By n8dgr84 in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-16-2014, 07:32 AM
  3. To buy or not to buy - 2006 Sea Doo RXP 95 hrs. of use.
    By malviejo in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-24-2009, 11:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •