Written on: 01/05/2013 by Mainah1965 (1 review written)
I have a 2004 2.5, which I use for trolling on my square stern Discovery. This engine has never failed to start on the first pull. I practice regular maintenance on it, put it away properly for the winter, and have had 0 problems.
The efficiency is astounding as you can run most of the day on a tank of gas (less than a quart). It is very quiet, burns clean and idles perfectly.
The only negative is the weight but it's a 4 stroke, not a 2 stroke, so that's the penalty.