So I have been looking for a jetski for this upcoming summer. Everyone has said Yamaha is easier to deal with all around than a seadoo. I am a DIY guy and like to work on my own stuff, and it sounds like Yamaha is the way to go if you are this way. I could a 2007 VX Cruiser that looks to be in great shape on craigslist. Talked the guy down to $3500. It has around 120 hours on it, and was serviced for the winter.

1. Is this a good deal?
2. Why get a Yamaha, why get a VX cruiser?
3. What do I need to check for when buying it?
4. I want to get a hydroport. Because of how long this thing looks, I'm worried about it fitting. Will it fit fine on the original hydroport?

--moved to 4-stroke---