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Old 28 October 2009, 11:30   #1
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Used Verado 250 - good/bad investment?

I can purchase a used set of Verado 250s for a price of a brand new single unit.

They both have about 500h each.

According to the owner they are well maintained with all previous maintenance history on record.

Is this is a good investment considering I will be doing about 350h per season (commercial RIB).
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Nothing wrong with a Verado, but why would you want to buy a pair of 500hr anythings to go commercial?
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Nothing wrong with a Verado, but why would you want to buy a pair of 500hr anythings to go commercial?
Getting new Verados is my first option. However $43k vs $16k is a huge price difference. Even if they require more extensive service.

In general I would like to know why "no" to used Verados. I can put 500hrs in one season.

Does this mean that if I get new pair they will be useless after 500hrs?

I am more familiar with motorcycle and car engines. If they are properly maintained they can run for a long long time.
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Buying used, or buying Veradon'ts in general?
Buying used Verados.
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Does this mean that if I get new pair they will be useless after 500hrs?

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After one year your s/h pair will have 1000 hrs and no value at all.

Surely it's better to buy new, have the benefit of a warranty, then replace them whilst they still have a value, and possibly some warranty remaining.
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After one year your s/h pair will have 1000 hrs and no value at all.
Are E-tecs any better after 1000hrs? Surely they are cheaper to maintain.
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Are E-tecs any better after 1000hrs? Surely they are cheaper to maintain.
cheaper to maintain, yes. as to remaining lifespan this is an interesting article to read about a teardown on a 1000 hour 2005 E-tec 250 in Brazil.

http://rides.webshots.com/album/5679...MY?vhost=rides

at 1000 hours I would certainly be looking to have a full check up done.

bear in mind they run E20 fuel in Brazil and lots of salt!
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...this is an interesting article ..
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