I started out with a used Weber Jr. moved on to a 1000, Silver B and then a Silver C. Pretty much craigslist steals that just needed a good cleaning. Depending on how well you maintain them, keep them covered or under cover and not left out in the elements they are some of the easiest grills to maintain and 99% of the parts are easily available. 2 wing nuts are all you remove to replace the burner tubes should they need replacing.
I end up using the Q200 more than the Genesis these days.
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