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    Thinking of 05 GTI Purchase

    Hi 2-strokers! New to the forum and hoping for some guidance from the experts.
    I'm a first time buyer. Looking for a used ski for the family to use on the lake. We go out 1-2x per week in the summer on the boat and anchor most of the time, so would like to have something to tool around on, pull the kids on tube/wakeboard. My target is 05/06, 30 hrs or less, 150hp or so.
    Well, I came across a 2005 GTI LE RFI pretty close to my house that I'm going to go look at tomorrow. It has 50 hrs looks to be in really good condition with shorelander trailer. Asking is $4200 OBO. KBB is $4790. NADA is $5050. Both w/o trailer. The guy is selling due to the economy. So, it looks pretty good.
    Of course, I'd much rather have an 06 with the 4-Tec engine, and have found others to look at (GP1300R, RXP, SXT 12F...) but this looks like a great value, especially if I could get him below $4k. My main concern is how fast we may get tired of 110hp. My kids are 13 and 14, so in a couple years they'll want faster.
    Any GTI owners with comments as to performance, reliability, fun factor, etc. This LE has a lot of nice features, too...
    Thanks for any advice!

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    Join Date
    May 2008
    Clermont, (Orlando) Florida
    Way too expensive. I just purchased an 05 Wake with 30 hours for 3000 and turned it for 4500. I turned down an 05 GTX 155 for 3500 with 100 hours on it. You can find much better deals out there. If this is your first ski, I wouldn't deal with a 2 stroke.

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    May 2008
    Grosse Pointe, MI
    your kids will be good for awhile. It depends on how much money you can spend. When i was 14 my parents got me a 96 xp. Then went to a RXP when i was 15, now im 18 and just recently bought another ski, a 99 spx. The gti is a good boat for water skiing or tubing off the back, but if you can aford 5k, you could get into a 185 hp gtx. but then you get into more issues such as s/c.

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