I can't see the CL add at work, but I two years ago, I bought my 88 for $3500. 940 hours, interior in OK shape. Has a powerslot, heater and closed-loop cooling and came with a bimini and a wake pole. Trailer is a tandem axle VM with surge brakes. The rear seal on the trans was leaking, which was a $600 fix. I re-built the rear bench myself this summer for about $200 for all materials. All in, I've probably got about $5500 in to the boat. I've been very happy with it. My only complaint is that for a family with two kids, 4 and 6, it's a bit small, especially when the kids won't sit still. I'm hoping to upgrade to a 205 or maybe one of the smaller X boats in the next 4-6 years.