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    Mistake to get a 2008 FX HO vs 2009 FX HO?

    I have the opportunity to grab a new in crate 08 FX HO for around $8k. Looking at the 09 model with Cruise/Wakemode/bigger engine, would it be a mistake to get the 08 over the 09? I suspect it will be at least a year until the 09's get anywhere near $8k...and I'd like to ride now...

    Both have the NanoX hull & deck and I love the color combo of the 08 and top speed isn't a dealbreaker for me, I'm Just kinda stuck on what to do...


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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeterzx225 View Post
    I have the opportunity to grab a new in crate 08 FX HO for around $8k. Looking at the 09 model with Cruise/Wakemode/bigger engine, would it be a mistake to get the 08 over the 09? I suspect it will be at least a year until the 09's get anywhere near $8k...and I'd like to ride now...

    Both have the NanoX hull & deck and I love the color combo of the 08 and top speed isn't a dealbreaker for me, I'm Just kinda stuck on what to do...
    I believe the 08 and 09 are identical in all features.

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    besides the 1.8L n/a motor ..... so if speed is not a big factor for u save the 3K and get the 08 and u can always spend abt 1k on the 08 if need to get her up to abt the same speed as the 09 ...of coarse the 09 has the cooler SHO lookin hull ....so i prob didnt hlp any but good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsho View Post
    I believe the 08 and 09 are identical in all features.
    Nope, lots of changes, bigger motor, Cruise control & No Wake button, traction control reverse, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxshostopper View Post
    besides the 1.8L n/a motor ..... so if speed is not a big factor for u save the 3K and get the 08 and u can always spend abt 1k on the 08 if need to get her up to abt the same speed as the 09 ...of coarse the 09 has the cooler SHO lookin hull ....so i prob didnt hlp any but good luck
    Hehe, now I have to worry about the hull differences...

    I think i'm gonna go with the 2008, thanks for the replies

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    There is always a better ski out there. It just depends on how much you want to spend. I went with an 07 this past weekend because of the good deal I received. I am more than happy with it. Even sans nanogimmick hull!

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    Get the 08 it has the nano hull and 1050cc engine. It uses very little fuel. I only gas up every 3rd time out. I go out for about 2 hours at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulgp602 View Post
    Get the 08 it has the nano hull and 1050cc engine. It uses very little fuel. I only gas up every 3rd time out. I go out for about 2 hours at a time.

    I agree get the 08 i was in the same situation a month ago and went for the 08 model. The fuel economy is unreal and the 09 is only 1-2mph faster and will use more fuel with it being 1800cc

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    I put the Riva RPM kit on mine (minus the impeller because the OEM is the same pitch) and I see 62-63 GPS. It seems to use less fuel than stock, im guessing because the increased air flow with the filter and stacks installed.

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    Just picked up 2 '09 fx ho cruisers. If it wasn't for the free extended 4 year warranty (and a little more discount off the '0 I would probably have gone with a discounted '08.

    I really think the engine on the '08 may be the best all round power plant in a pwc. Good power, plenty of range, solid as a rock.

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