Looking at a used 2005 21ft 496, 375hp with 44hrs. It is equipped with a Bravo X. Not interested in going 70mph, just weekend cruising at Powell. What is the expected life of a Bravo X? Would I be better off with the Bravo 1?
Reliability depends on how you drive and maintain it. Don't dump the throttle from a stand still and keep clean oil in it. Also jumping the drive in and out of the water at full throttle is hard on the drive.