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Old 02-25-2013, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by AZX45OD View Post
I agree with what is being said. I was told that the 6.2 was a 5-6K upgrade over the 6.0. For 3K I would do it. Not because the 6.0 is not plenty, but just wanting to go with the newer, sexy technology.
It is funny. We have been over this before. When I was quoted for my 2012, it was a $3400.00 difference in real dollars..... I think the MSRP difference was $4500 or $4700ish. (About 7k more than the 5.7l) I can't remember exactly. And then, some of the guys who were ordering 13s, said it was a $6k difference!! For 6k, I would have ordered my '12 with a 6.0l. Being as it was $3400, I went with the 6.2l. Although, who knows, I ordered a 7.4l in my new boat, and certainly didn't need it. That motor is 10k over the 5.7 in real dollars. I think the MSRP over the 5.7 was 14k

The new star is pretty heavy, and I didn't want to go backwards on lbs/hp. Probably a waste of money though.

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Originally Posted by AZX45OD View Post
I agree with what is being said. I was told that the 6.2 was a 5-6K upgrade over the 6.0. For 3K I would do it. Not because the 6.0 is not plenty, but just wanting to go with the newer, sexy technology.
From a towboat standpoint, the 6.0 will rip you out of the water just as well. You will simply lose 7-10MPH on the top end, is all. An X30 with a 6.2l will likely do 50mph, and probably 42-43mph with a 6.0l. Most inboard owners wouldn't care about that at all. The fuel mileage is nice in the 6.2l..... But you are right. 6k is not worth it.
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