Originally Posted by Zwicker
Half the price for the Champion. But most likely half the life. Half the resale. Plus its louder. I personally have spent the money and went with the Honda. I picked the 3000. The only other company choice would be a Yamaha.
Honda definitely holds the Top Spot in Portable and Inverter Generators. Yamaha comes in second. Then, most folks will place Champion as 3rd, with the rest falling somewhere a good bit lower on the List.
Sure, Champion is made in China (so are most the Honda and Yamaha models), while some of the Also-Rans are now sourced further into SE Asia. But if you read through several of the Blogs of Generator Critics who have kept up on Champion, one will learn that they actually have their own staff on-site in the Chinese Factories as well as a Parts/Service group in the USA who have significant Inventory and Expertise (instead of just parting-out other broken Genies).
Yes, the Champion 2000-series Inverter is Half-the-Price, but it is by no means Half-the-Quality nor Half-the-Capability.
Yes, I OWN and USE a pair of Champion 73536i 2000W Generators...