Hey, need some input:
I am considering purchasing a 60 inch Lazer Z xs. I visited a local dealer and got some prices on the 35 hp Briggs Vanguard model. They quoted one for around $11,000 with tax ($10,400 + around $700 sales tax (-) small amount of wheelin' and dealin'= $11,000). My purchase will probably be at the end of the season. Is this a good price and please tell me everything I need to know about this 35 hp Briggs Vanguard. Is it better than the 29 hp DFI liquid cooled Kawasaki engine($11,500 out the door)? Will it hold its value? The dealer said that both of these engines were rated for 2,500 hours so longevity is not the issue. He also said there were a lot more expensive things to go wrong on the Kawasaki. He replied, "If the Kawasaki was rated for more hours then I would suggest buying it, but because it is not, durability is not the issue?" True or False? Does simplicity matter for these engines as far as maintenance and repair? If my accounts are both large and small, do I need to consider a different model, or can I maneuver the xs sufficiently? Curses for missing the 0% for 36 months financing by a day. What are the chances it will be coming back?