Hi guys. I have a 2001? 15 hp Suzuki. I'd like to replace it with a new 20 hp. Is it common for dealers to accept trades on motors this small? It runs but could use some carb work. I doubt many people would want to buy a fixer-upper but maybe a trade would be possible.
What the dealer is going to give you isn't worth the consideration. You would do better selling it off Craig's list or E-bay.
Last 2 sets of outboards I replaced that's how I got rid of them. Last was a pair of 200 Yamaha's and the one had a spun shaft. They sold separately but both were gone within a week. I got almost 3 times what the dealer was going to give me as a trade on 2 new 200 Mercs.
Just be honest with the condition and you should be fine. Good Luck
Last time I traded in a motor was in 1987. I had a motor that needed repair and asked the repair shop/dealer how much for repair. He said a couple hundred. I asked how much is the motor worth if I fix it. He said a couple hundred. I asked how much you give me on a trade. He said a couple hundred. I traded.
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Thanks guys. With the Suzuki the 15 and 20 are different motors but I am pretty sure Mercs are just different carbs.
I will probably just do the carb work and see how it does. I am just tired of fixing it. I am at the point where a lot of my equipment is getting old and I am tired of fixing it. Some of my stuff is broken more than it is working.
Thanks for the suggestions. For $200, I'd keep it as a back-up. I just ordered some parts.