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Old 01-22-2013, 10:57 PM
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Based on my short price check $37k is average for that year and model, the early-mid models had issues with the vinyl splitting and I would not buy without a test drive.

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http://onlyinboards.com/Ski-Boat-Sea...del=83&Drive=1
The 2005 X2 is actually the X1 (aka 205V, original XStar, then X2, then X1).

Boat is way over priced for our area.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:03 PM
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I just bought an 06 X1 in Dec with almost 300 hours at TX MC. It has the upgraded MCX engine with 350hp. Asking price was 32,500 but paid 28,500. I think I ended up with a decent deal, not a steal. I don't know if that helps you on your X2 but these are pretty close to the same boat. I love my X1 and I have only driven it 3 times. Ain't even road behind it but the wake looks pretty awesome with the ballast filled up.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:22 PM
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Thanks monsterwake, that gives me a little better idea. The link above is of the newer 2006 and up. They are $40K + so this comparison doesn't help much. NADA values the boat at around $33K but doesn't have a correction factor for hours. Not sure if NADA is a good pricing source or not. Other opinions about price etc are welcome!!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:22 PM
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The question why the X2(not questioning the X2) - what are you looking for in a towboat?
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Thanks monsterwake, that gives me a little better idea. The link above is of the newer 2006 and up. They are $40K + so this comparison doesn't help much. NADA values the boat at around $33K but doesn't have a correction factor for hours. Not sure if NADA is a good pricing source or not. Other opinions about price etc are welcome!!!
you can throw NADA out the window for inboard boats never accurate...
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:24 PM
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The question why the X2(not questioning the X2) - what are you looking for in a towboat?
post #1 We would mainly be using it to wakeboard, a little skiing, and for general lake entertainment
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:34 PM
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Thank you both for the replies. I have been looking off and on for several months. I have generally found that MC and Malibu's are the top tier boats. I would also consider Axis as well as others. Bottom line is there aren't a ton of lakes around my area so used boats with low hours and a good story aren't a dime a dozen. This one seemed to fit the bill but the price and lack of test drive are the main obstacles from keeping this boat out of my garage.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:02 AM
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Would agree that NADA isn't necessarily the best way to judge value, but would note that unless you're paying cash it's likley what your bank or credit union is going to use to place a value on it--mine did. Also important to note that NADA does not typically factor in trailer value. Price seems high to me unless it's immaculate and in perfect condition. Something I'd find hard to believe on 7 year old lake front lift boat. Would +1 the 3rd party mechanic inspection. A firm requirement in my opinion if you can't water test it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:50 AM
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post #1 We would mainly be using it to wakeboard, a little skiing, and for general lake entertainment
I saw that...but a little skiing is all your going to get behind an X2. For general lake entertainment. If minimal skiing than the X2 should be a great....imho.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:51 AM
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Ahhh... The 205V.

I had an 05 x2. You should listen to vision, he buys & takes care of his boats (what your still doing on teamtalk I'm not sure of . )

Unless optioned like crazy 37 is way too much for an 05 X2. Great, fantastic hull, but too much money. Btw, the days your taking 8 out on the lake, that boat will get REALLY crowded... It's good up until about 6 total.

I almost view that low of hours as a negative... 100 hours? Common, I've put twice that on a boat in 1 season, not counting all the other days I was on friends boats. 12 hours a year isn't good for a boat... Maybe what, like 3 outings a year? I'd be looking at the seals and oil consumption, she hasn't been run enough.

Middle of last season the new owners of my old boat (originally visions boat) had 1200 hours and was running strong
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