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Old 09-12-2013, 09:05 PM
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I'm going though the same process. I currently have a 2007 x2. My boys are starting to progress so I took a look at axis for the wake. It's night any day difference in fit and finish. I just couldn't pull the trigger even when the dealer offered me a good trade for my boat. Seems like every time i look at other brands in my price range(<50k) it just feels like a downgrade instead of an upgrade. think I'll just keep mine for a few more seasons then upgrade to a 07+ xstar.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:15 PM
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The market needs new boat buyers to keep the manufacturers in business, allowing there to be more used boats for people like me to buy without having to take out a mortgage.

I realize a thread with those who purchase $80-150k boats is not the place to bring up Dave Ramsey-like principles, so I'll stop now!
I have a paid-for '98 SportStar that I pull with my paid-for '03 Avalanche. I could easily walk into any dealership and sign up for payments on a brand new MC and a brand new truck...but I choose not to. Trust me, it's a lot easier to look at that boat sitting in the garage during the off season when I don't have a payment coupon staring me in the face.

I buy everything used and have had great success. We are finished up season #2 on our current boat and I know I could sell it today for about $2k more than I bought it for. My last MC was an '89 that we owned for one year and sold for an $800 profit. You can't do that with a 2014.

On a side note, I love the X-2. I can't wait until I find the steal of the century and get one for under $30k. It may be a year or two away but it'll happen.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:35 PM
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These have been some great responses and represent both sides of the argument. Here is where things get specific. I have my boat priced at $45, 000 because that is what it is worth to me. Everything I own has a value to me that may or may not be in line with the market place. With that in mind, what price difference, including everything like taxes, registration, dealer fees, etc., is it worth it to upgrade to a new x2? I know this number will be different for everyone. I would be crazy not to do it if it just cost $2000 and would be crazy to do it if it cost $100,000. What's the magic number I have to be under to make it worthwhile.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:22 PM
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If you got the cash and the health to enjoy it then do it. There is a saying that you will never see luggage on top of a hearse.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:19 AM
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I dont have exact numbers, but if you sell your boat for $40K and dont mind forking out an additional $40K plus tax plus increased cost of insurance, then that should answer your question. This is based on you getting a new X2 for $80K out the door wich may be a little optimistic.

Perhaps others can check my numbers

At the end of the day, you have to do what your gut tells you. The way I look at it is, if your asking yourself "will I regret this?" chances are, thats your gut telling you. This applies to both sides of the argument
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:22 AM
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Also... I find that 'time' helps with the gut feeling process. If weeks go on and your feelings are still the same, then thats a good sign that your decision is not spontaneous or emotional.

I went through this when I was deciding to go from a 2012 custom ordered top of the line '12 X25 to a 09 Xstar. As time when on, I knew I made the right choice. and now I couldnt be any happier. Good luck
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:27 PM
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:04 AM
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I also went from 3 previous boats that I purchased new to couple year older MC. i feel like I am much happier, but have yrt to use the boat so keep your fingers crossed. Still I loved my 2005 XStar, so I wanted to look for the same but more for sirfing, enter the 2007 big block X45 SS
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