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#12702195 - 04/03/18 09:47 PM Suzuki outboards....opinions?
Tech03 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/15/03
Posts: 1010
Loc: Argyle
I'm looking at a boat with a 2004 Suzuki 115 outboard motor that seems to be in great shape. I don't know much about the Suzukis. Are they reliable in general or a POS?

#12702500 - 04/04/18 08:21 AM Re: Suzuki outboards....opinions? [Re: Tech03]
Dad2rlkm Offline

Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Maypearl, TX
I have a 2016 Suzuki 175 and I really like it. Seems to be very dependable. I know the guys down south have been running them for years due to their dependability in salt water.

#12702524 - 04/04/18 08:30 AM Re: Suzuki outboards....opinions? [Re: Tech03]
redchevy Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 7011
Loc: texas
Have had a DF150 for 4 years now. It has never given us any trouble, is easy on gas and maintenance seems pretty straight forward.

I would recommend them.

#12703613 - 04/04/18 08:54 PM Re: Suzuki outboards....opinions? [Re: Tech03]
grout-scout Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 6809
Loc: Boerne, Texas
If they would lose 75lbs I’d be happy to buy one.

#12703821 - 04/05/18 01:51 AM Re: Suzuki outboards....opinions? [Re: Tech03]
Cigga Offline

Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 318
Loc: Frisco, TX
I have a 2007 150. Previous owner used it in saltwater. I had it for 2 years now with no problems at all. Great on gas too.

#12703952 - 04/05/18 07:59 AM Re: Suzuki outboards....opinions? [Re: Tech03]
smooth move Offline
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Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 1264
Loc: bayou vista,tx
an 04-115? is it a 2 stroke?
es le bon ton roulet

#12704118 - 04/05/18 09:31 AM Re: Suzuki outboards....opinions? [Re: Tech03]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 11402
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
4 stroke
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. Remember what He has done and remember that He is not done yet!-- GOD IS GOOD

#12705000 - 04/05/18 08:05 PM Re: Suzuki outboards....opinions? [Re: redchevy]
El Skeeter Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 481
Loc: Kissimmee,FL
Know a couple of guys who run them, they love 'em, very dependable,etc.

#12705225 - 04/06/18 12:08 AM Re: Suzuki outboards....opinions? [Re: Tech03]
Curtbass Offline
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Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 1487
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
I dont think weight difference on a 4stroke 115 is that much more than a 2 stroke 115. I may be wrong, but its only 4 cylinders, not a big 6 cylinder like 200hp & up.
I have heard good things about Suzuki 115 four strokes as far as smooth running, long low rpm use, fuel consumption, low upkeep costs, good longevity & they ARE pretty torquey little motors. Not speed demons but, thats not what theyre built for.
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#12709244 - 04/09/18 10:38 AM Re: Suzuki outboards....opinions? [Re: Tech03]
Palestino Online   content

Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 98
Loc: Texas
I had the 115 on a 24' pontoon. That was the quietest little engine I've ever had. Never had any problems with it. My first suzuki. Would definately buy another. They use them alot on the coast.
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