I seriously looked at a 2012 LSV prior to purchasing my X2 this spring...Both are REALLY nice boats. From my perspective, I steered away from the 2012 Malibu's because they are going to take a big hit on depreciation real quick due to the 2013's having the Surfgate system...my local dealer has sold a ton of new malibu's just because of the new technology...everyone wants it. With that said, the discount that the Malibu dealer was offering me on the 2012 carryover was definitely greater than what I was able to do for my new MC. I'm a huge fan of my MC dealer as their service department has always taken exceptionally good care of me...really didn't want to stray!
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As far as pro's and con's...that LSV has a ton of cockpit room, bow is smaller. Does it have the diamond hull?
The X15 is a great all-purpose boat! Can't go wrong with it!
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Boat: Med Blue 2012 X2
Old MC: 1998 Maristar 225 VRS
Rig: 2009 Chevy Tahoe LTZ
He who dies with the most toys wins...I'm losing right now!!!