Originally Posted by Boats&Outboards
Suzuki Hands down every time for my money. I should say Merc as in the used market you get a lot more of them come in. Suzuki hardly ever. That says it all!!
What does that say?
- that Merc sold more engines in the first place?
- that all the Suzi's have disolved/siezed and so aren't sold on?
- that perhaps Suzi dealers do good trade ins for brand loyal customers?
- that Merc dealers spend less time getting the right size engine?
- that Merc have had some big commercial customers which mean there are lots of used "contract service/lease" engines in circulation?
- that Suzi's are often sold as part of a boat/engine package and so perhaps to the type of owner who is less likely to chop and change an engine?
I'm not implying that any of these are actually the case, but rarity doesn't always correlate to desirability.