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    Ultra 300x 2012 vs 2013

    I recently put a deposit on the 2012 ultra 300x. I was told by the dealer that the 2013 model is unchanged. Is this true or should I hold out for 2013?


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    Ultra 300x 2012 vs 2013

    A few small changes on the 13. Biggest one being new piston rings I'd get a 13

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    go for the 13

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    Stay with the 12 unless you can still find an 11 left somewhere. That is what I would do.

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    I'd buy the 13 because of the new rings makes a big difference. In longevity. Jmo. Unless you will leave it completely stock. Then get a 11 or 12

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    well it all depends on the price, no body is looking into that. How much are you getting it for? If its anything over $12,000 then go for the 13. Go for the 12 if its saving you at least $2,500. If not, 13 all the way.

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    hey lasportmn how come you aim for the 11? Anything special or just price difference?

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    All about the price. There is not enough difference to justify one year over the other FOR ME. The way I look at it is if he is just recreationally riding the rings will not make a difference at all. If he is racing it, I know quite a few that did not have a ring issue with over 100 hours. I am sure he would get into it and rebuild the engine before then any way. In this case the rings are not an issue. If it is a well financially backed race team they will pull the engine before they even ride the ski and put forged pistons in it with new rings.
    Even if the price is not enough between the 3 years it is only because the dealership does not have the amount of mark up in it to drop it any more. They will let the 11 go for what they have in it. What you can use for more negotiating is the extended warranty. There is a good mark up in that. You can get them to throw in a first service labor for free and cost for the parts. Get creative. They do not want that ski on their floor or stacked in their warehouse. They do not have room for completely free things like covers and such. Any time you get something like a vest or cover thrown in that means they got you on the price and have that much profit they can play with. I am all about a business making money but when it comes to purchases such as this and helping them get rid of a left over they need to work with me. Even with the 11 you will get the same factory warranty as if you are buying a 13 and can get the extended warranty for the same price.
    This is just the way I look at it and would do business if I were in the market for a 300x at the moment.

    Buying the 11 300x with an extended warranty would do this also. IF there is a problem with the rings, he will bring the ski back to the dealership to get repaired under warranty and the rings will be replaced with the 2013 rings.

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    yep ^^

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