Just put a deposit on my new 2 UP 60 HO pinapple Spark and single black trailer today! Delivery should be next week and with temps expected in 80's, the many small lakes await a break in! (After waxing and all new accesories are procured
In shopping for a Spark, dealers have been consistent in telling me: interest IS high, supply is limited and the H.O. with IBR seems to be most popular. There is a limit on the number of machines they can get from Sea Doo.
So, the best deal I could get locally without traveling far and wide was: Getting a machine for only $99 off MSRP ($4900) and a new trailer heavily discounted (Karavan brand/single black painted for $800 (MSRP is well over a grand). Plus TTL. Then, got the dealer to reduce the "freight/prep" pack from $795 that they have placed on all Sparks (WOW! - guess it's cause of the reduced markup on a low cost machine) to $495 that they charge otherwise on all vehicles they sell. Got $100 doc fees for Spark and trailer "credited" with a $100 gift card for the dealer's parts dept.
Summary:. $6295 + TTL + Accesories at 10% off "out the door". I get $194~ of store credit to use on parts/accesories but, not shop labor.
Also: 10% off ALL accessories and $20/hr off labor to install the manual reverese.
All other accesories to be installed "free". ($90 vice $110/hr).
Lastly, got the "dealer customer/loyalty card" for all accessories purchased -they totaled $964 ($94 of future store credits) These include: the manual reverse, a spare trailer tire/wheel, fender protectors, fender bumpers, registration pack, mooring line, the convenience package, spare key, yada, etc.,)
So its seems deals on the Spark will be hard to negotiate with limited availability, demand.I'm used to buying cars at invoice and under
My time has been spent mostly on an older 2 stroke machine fresh water funning in the Portland/SW WA area mostly on the Columbia River. Lots of small lakes around. I've never been a speed demon and I like a small, nimble, light machine, that's easy to drive, load, etc., and I'm a disabled vet - so free use of state parks and launches too. My doll of a GF and I weigh maybe 265lbs together~, dressed and wet, so I'm hoping the lil Spark can get it done - especially on the mighty Columbia River come summer. If not, the "flash" to 109HP after warranty expires might be in store?
Looking forward to maintenance tips (I've got a nice shop and tools and am handy but, never really wrenched on a PWC before), and maybe meeting up with some local riders.
So what else should I have/do for my machine and myself? Yea, it's time to call USAA and add an insurance policy and add to my Umbrellla coverage of course? Cost $191 annually to insure for liability com/collision/towing and the unit also added about $15 to my annual imbrella premium...thanx