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Old 25 January 2006, 10:34   #1
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suzuki 250hp vs verado 250

wondering if i could have any help on either of these engines looking to put one of them on the back of my 7.5 cobra rib.which one would be better suited to the job for watersports, accleration and top end speed.Have heard that both them are good but verado can be seen un reliable because of all of the electrinics.Can any one help me on these two engines
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Old 25 January 2006, 10:38   #2
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That's a good one

I went for the Suzuki.

But I really think that I would choose the one, where I would get the best service.

I don't think you will get anyone to really tell you which one is best, it's up to you.

It really dosn't matter which one you choose, you will end up loving it, and then complaining about fuel price

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Old 25 January 2006, 10:39   #3
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Hmmm, post ended up here 2 times,

I must be getting old

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I would go for the Suzuki. Its pretty closely matched performance wise better on fuel and itís about £5k cheaper than the Verado far less complicated. The Verado is a very good idea and a bit of design genius but how long till things start going wrong big time like. Cram to much stuff into a small box that gets sprayed with salt water on a regular basis and you are going to get problems.
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Old 25 January 2006, 11:45   #5
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If they were the same price it would be a lot harder to choose but as the Suzuki is really aggresively priced AND 31kgs lighter.......
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I went for Verado 275 (same as 250) and I am confident it is the best outboard on the market in this range.

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Old 25 January 2006, 12:16   #7
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Go for the suzuki better price and if its only as good as the verardo you can buy a lot of fuel for the £1,000s you will save and as someone as already said there is a lot less to go wrong, I know of one 250 Suzuki that as well over a thousand hours on it with no probleams.
I dont hate the verardo just cant see what the big deal is for the extra money
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I went for Verado 275 (same as 250) and I am confident it is the best outboard on the market in this range.
What makes it better than the Suzuki? Or an Etec for that matter?

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What makes it better than the Suzuki? Or an Etec for that matter?

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I said I am confident the Verado is the best engine to my opinion......... others may feel other makes better for them.

In the end it is up to each and individual to choose......
question was asked and I replied my opinion.

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In the end it is up to each and individual to choose......
question was asked and I replied my opinion.
I know that.

I'm interested in why you made that decision. I'm not suggesting that you're wrong, but you have clearly done a lot of research in order to be so confident, so I was hoping you might share your reasoning with the rest of us.

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