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twrv

2012 VTX sticker shock

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twrv

I priced out a 2012 VTX and was told that it would be $87k. When I woke up in the emergency room, they told me not to dispair because that price would include the trailer.

Holy cow, is that what boats are going for these days? Hasn't the decline in the economy forced dealers and manufacturers to adjust prices? Seems like they are adjusting for inflation.

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Bobby Light

I priced out a 2012 VTX and was told that it would be $87k. When I woke up in the emergency room, they told me not to dispair because that price would include the trailer.

Holy cow, is that what boats are going for these days? Hasn't the decline in the economy forced dealers and manufacturers to adjust prices? Seems like they are adjusting for inflation.

No prices have gone up aggresively year after year.

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Malibuzer

Sticker on my 2011 was $106,900. It is amazing how much these boats are priced at! :(

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saidainc

My MXZ came in aroung 76k without the bling trailer wheels. Kind of thought I was getting a deal...

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augie09

I always get fed the line 'materials cost more now'.

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85 Barefoot

My MXZ came in aroung 76k without the bling trailer wheels. Kind of thought I was getting a deal...

You did, especially for this time of the year.

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Bobby Light

Sticker on my 2011 was $106,900. It is amazing how much these boats are priced at! :(

That's canadian ahole tax :lol: .

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Malibuzer

That's canadian ahole tax :lol: .

Ouch!!!!! We still have feelings up here!

And I did say STICKER ! :crazy:

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bretski75

I'm shocked, I havn't priced a boat in a few years, but 100K for a "compact 20 ft boat" Weren't those in the 50's a few years back?

Materials, whatever. How about making a boat without all the fluff and using less materials. Not low quality, just less stuff

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Bobby Light

Ouch!!!!! We still have feelings up here!

And I did say STICKER ! :crazy:

Oh that's right it's not winter quite yet, still have some feeling left :lol:

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85 Barefoot

I'm shocked, I havn't priced a boat in a few years, but 100K for a "compact 20 ft boat" Weren't those in the 50's a few years back?

Materials, whatever. How about making a boat without all the fluff and using less materials. Not low quality, just less stuff

They make that too.

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edgeski1

one of the big things this year was the gas tanks and fuel systems required by the EPA. You'll notice that all the boats list smaller gas capacities this year. That is due to a newly designed liner tank that had to happen. There is a slew of other fuel related changes that just had to happen, this in turn makes the boats cost more...

Also, Malibu has to stay on top of their game. The customer asks for more features and "my boat is cool, but it would perfect if only it had_________________" Well Malibu tries to fill in those blanks every year.

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nyryan2001

Pulling myself up off the floor now. 2011 VTX at a good dealer, reasonably equiped, minus that great 10k stereo package, bling wheels etc etc... you should be able to get EASILY in the 60s!!

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CL-Rides

I was recently quoted for $77k for a fully loaded 23 LSV with the 350 Monsoon... :unsure:

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Malibuzer

Here you go.

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Bobby Light

I was recently quoted for $77k for a fully loaded 23 LSV with the 350 Monsoon... :unsure:

Everyone has a different definition of that term.

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skier_88

thats why you buy used and modify!

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Malibu_Mike

WOW, I'm glad I found my 98 Sunsetter with only 135 hours last year, and got a great deal, It is in amazing condition for 13 years old., the guy keep it in showroom condition. My family well we use the BU, we have more than doubled that this year alone, and have at least another month of skiing here in Indiana. I guess it may be another 10 years before I start looking for my next BU, hopefully one of you buying the new 2012 will have it for sale at a reasonable price in 2022 (keep me in mind, and please keep the hours off the boat). :thumbup::lol:

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nyryan2001

My MXZ came in aroung 76k without the bling trailer wheels. Kind of thought I was getting a deal...

What engine in the MxZ?

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Fman

Pulling myself up off the floor now. 2011 VTX at a good dealer, reasonably equiped, minus that great 10k stereo package, bling wheels etc etc... you should be able to get EASILY in the 60s!!

I agree, I paid $66,500 for my 2011 VLX with some extras which iincluded, heated drivers seat, LED underwater lights, 3 vent heater, quad board racks, hotwater shower, 350 monsoon CAT-ETX, dripless shaft seal, walk thru transom cover, power wedge, maliview/MTC, soundpack 1 stereo, etc... even upgraded to 4 wheel disc brakes, custom color matched trailer, LED lights, spare tire, and 15" alum wheels.... The cover sheet said MSRP $95k with all the options....

If you are in the Reno, NV area try contacting Larson Marine in Rancho Cordova, CA... its about a 2 hour drive for you, ask for Derek in the sales department he is a good contact and will get you a fair price.

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twrv

Sweet. Thanks for the referral.

I agree, I paid $66,500 for my 2011 VLX with some extras which iincluded, heated drivers seat, LED underwater lights, 3 vent heater, quad board racks, hotwater shower, 350 monsoon CAT-ETX, dripless shaft seal, walk thru transom cover, power wedge, maliview/MTC, soundpack 1 stereo, etc... even upgraded to 4 wheel disc brakes, custom color matched trailer, LED lights, spare tire, and 15" alum wheels.... The cover sheet said MSRP $95k with all the options....

If you are in the Reno, NV area try contacting Larson Marine in Rancho Cordova, CA... its about a 2 hour drive for you, ask for Derek in the sales department he is a good contact and will get you a fair price.

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WakeSwagger

Don't buy a boat for sticker. Ever.

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Malibuzer

Don't buy a boat for sticker. Ever.

I dont know anyone who has payed sticker price. I just posted what they are priced at. It is crazy. My dealer is fantastic, but the rising prices are making it hard to justify!

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CL-Rides

Everyone has a different definition of that term.

Well to me it means every option, 4 tower speakers, board racks, shower, heater, heated seat, etc., not sure what it means to you.

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G-Mack

That's canadian ahole tax :lol: .

never a good place to be... underneath an ahole :whistle:

I did buy my boat in the US (1 year old) initially it was based on availability the used market is slim in our area but in the end it was 25K cheaper. The canadian price discrepancy is laughable as the dollars have been within 10% for years

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