I haven't had any issues with either 24Ve or RZ2 Tige. There were some small warranty work that needed to be done on both but a good dealer will take care of that issue. IMO, you should wait until you can afford the 2009's. The engines are different, in-floor ballast system, and the PCM engine. The 2008's have Marine Power engine and are awesome, but the PCM's are much quieter also.