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Old 09-12-2013, 12:25 PM
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If you buy new get the X10. It's a better boat and the X2 will be phased out soon hurting the resale. Reviews on the X10 are almost universally good. It's a real do-it-all boat.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:34 PM
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I'll add a twist to this:

You can't take the money with you when you die. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow or be diagnosed with terminal cancer...

Point is that the sensible decision is not always the best one, spoil yourself and buy a new boat.
I like this guy!!! that is my thinking. I work so I can play. If I didn't want things like boats, trucks, houses, etc... then I wouldn't wake up to go to work every day.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:07 PM
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If you buy new get the X10. It's a better boat and the X2 will be phased out soon hurting the resale. Reviews on the X10 are almost universally good. It's a real do-it-all boat.
I doubt that phasing out a boat this popular will hurt resale. Possibly help it. Because a used (new version) X10 will be substantially more than an '06, 07, 08 X2. I'd use the 205DD of any year as comparison. 20+ years old and still highly desirable. The closest comparison would be a 197 I guess (209 doesn't compare as it never was a true slalom boat and 214 is too much newer) and there is at least a $10K difference in price.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:21 PM
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If you are looking to buy another X-2, then why waist the money. They didn't change much. As Willyt said, try out other models. We don't even stock the X-2 anymore due to how well the X-10 performs.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:22 PM
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A new boat is exciting, but its not everything.

My previous 5 boats were brand new, the last 1 (2012 X25) was buit to order. Last year I decided to 'downgrade' to a 2009 for many reasons that I dont want to get into. All in all, I feel very satisfied in that I now have a boat that does exacly what I want it to do, and has been trouble free all season, not a single issue.

This got me thinking, with a brand new boat, you just spent a ton of $$$ and now you have to work out the bugs. Every one of my brand new boats had lots of warranty issues that kept me returning back to the dealer (resulting in time off the water). In a lot of cases, the bugs can be worked out in the first year or two.
Second, I found myself to be overly paranoid of scratches, vinyl damage dirt etc, just becuase your starting with a brand new boat. With the 2009, its been worked in, weathered and if I bumb the dock, scratch the swim playform with my board, I dont mind as much. This is a mental issue I have. Also another satisfaction for me is that deep down i know that the amount of $$ invested into my boat is much less than if purchased new.

Im not trying to sway you into buying new, but If what you have is meeting your needs and trouble free, you may be happier in the long run keeping what you have and not having to spen an additional $40K. Besides, the BIG factor for me was being able to get a boat with the classic 4 point tower
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:46 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!
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:01 PM
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i would compare this to an experience i had last year getting a new truck. had an 07 silverado with the new body style for that time, and i was about to trade it in on another silverado of the same body style just newer. I opted out and got a ford. not telling you to switch brands, but why buy something you already have? you can buy a lot of stuff for your boat for that extra money you'd fork over for the same boat with a different tower.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:04 PM
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If you are looking to buy another X-2, then why waist the money. They didn't change much. As Willyt said, try out other models. We don't even stock the X-2 anymore due to how well the X-10 performs.
Just like Jason and Willy said go out and try other Manufacturers! seriously though unless you really wanted something that the new x-2 model has that your current gen doesn't then it doesn't seem worth it just for financial reasons.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:12 PM
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A big reason why I have not bought a new boat 04 Xstar is because I have yet to have any problems with my boat. I have been out on so many new boats, MC, Malibu and Nati that had issues. I keep my boat 4 hours from home and don't drive back and forth, so I can't just swing by my dealer to have something fixed.

I know my dealer is the best and know they would do everything to help if I had a problem, but dont want to lose a day in the summer for a small glitch.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:40 PM
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I am seeing a lot of posts from people with older MCs that have been trouble free, and people with new models having issues. Or perhaps its just optics.

One other thing to consider (since the OP mentioned color) is to look at getting a wrap done, you can even wrap the tower (say like a carbon fiber look) - that is what I did. Give your boat a visual make over, also you will have a one of a kind.
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