Old 12-10-2017, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by paulyjsob View Post
Evinrude needs any and every competitive advantage it can get to gain market share. IMO most boaters are most interested in a reliable product. The warranty gives people some reassurance. Yamaha doesn't need to go 10 years.. besides, it seems like a couple times per year you can get 6 years. Same with merc and Suzuki.
Exactly.

Manufacturers do not extend the period of the basic warranty or offer extended service contracts on the basis of the quality of the product. Or because they have a desire to help their customers. Or because they believe in the product. They do so in the interest of furthering sales. Or increasing revenue and profits.

Give me a more reliable motor with less warranty/contract life than a less reliable motor with more warranty/contract life.