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    98 GSX Limited for $4200 good deal or not?

    First off, like to say hi. I am from Dubuque Iowa live right next to the Mississippi. I am brand new to this forum.
    Now, I am looking to buy a jet ski, and found this 98 GSX Limited 951cc. He want 4200 tax and everything. Comes with a 2006 trailer brand new. Its in good shape, motor is very clean(no oil gathered on motor). I do not know the miles. Good deal, or should i keep looking?


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    keep looking... unless he's willing to drop the price alot

    is this a private owner or a dealership?

    secondly.... welcome to the forum!

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    it is a dealer. He wants like 3600 for the ski, and 350 for the brand new trailer. He is spliting the cost of a brand new trailer with me.

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    that's the bad thing about buying from a dealer.... usually they dont come with trailers, and u gotta pay sales tax...

    if you buy privately, 9 times outta 10 they COME with trailers, and you can come to terms about the "purchase price" to save money on sales tax (ie FREE/GIFT)

    you can definitely find the same machine for a good chunk less if u keep looking...but if the ski is immaculate and it's what u really want, then maybe the price is worth it to you...

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    Near me there are just no other dealers to go to. They are 20 minutes away and that is as close as it gets. Others are about 1hr away or more, and they are very small business that i wouldnt trust. Im going to take another look at it, and see if i can get some kind of warranty with it. Ive never bought something that i cant drive before buying it. That is what really makes me nervous, other wise i think it is not a bad deal.

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    What are things i can do to check it over. And how the check is performed. How do i check the impeller?

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    Its not a bad deal at all, just hopefully the motor is taken care of...

    How about a 97 XP with a single place trailer, Level 1 upgrade, UMI steering, hydroturf seat and mats, 77 hours on motor...Runs PERFECT....for $3500 ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by zdowell View Post
    What are things i can do to check it over. And how the check is performed. How do i check the impeller?
    Compression check for starters...
    Have the RAVE's been cleaned...
    How many hours on motor...
    Look underneath and into the pump intake, look at prop...
    Hull damage and/or stress marks...

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    Sorry, im doing a trade in deal, i dont want to have to pay that much out of pocket. Im trading my 02 400ex.

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    well, with warm weather coming you can probably sell it outright for more money....that is unless you were gonna finance the GSXL...

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