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Jonasjmac

14 vlx vs 17 A22

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Jonasjmac

Wanted to get the boards opinion about comparing these 2 boats. Similar price , obviously 14 is used but excelelnt condition.  Is the malibu that much better and will it hold its resell value better.  Any other pro-cons , I know they both have surf gate, the VLX has all the fancy touch screens etc.  We are more of rec family looking to do a little a bit of everything and these are the 2 we are most interested in and being new to boating hard to really figure it out.

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hethj7

 Between those two I would lean Axis. 5 year warranty on the Axis and 2014 Malibu was pre the new helm, pre- PW2 with lift feature, pre- updated tranny ratios, etc   

 

The Axis won't have a power wedge but just a manual wedge.  That may be the largest functional difference between those 2.  Also, I don't think Axis has horn or lights for surfgate transfers.  

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Fman

Axis only has a 3 year warranty and I believer there are some limitations on what is covered after the first year.

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boardjnky4
Just now, Fman said:

Axis only has a 3 year warranty and I believer there are some limitations on what is covered after the first year.

Axis is full 5 year.

http://www.axiswake.com/warranty-info.html

Axis_Warranty_Table.png

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Fman

Yep I was completely wrong.  They must have changed it this year.  That's a great upgrade...:)

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boardjnky4

yep, huge upgrade ... they started that last year

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wedge88

I would buy the Axis.  I think the 14 VLX market dropped when the new 15s arrived at dealers.  If it were a screaming deal it would be worth it but if your saying they're equally priced, then the VLX is too high.  When we ordered our 15 A22 the dealer had a leftover 14 VLX that was comparably priced and I know Axis prices have increased in two years.

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Judders
On 4/27/2017 at 10:20 AM, hethj7 said:

 Between those two I would lean Axis. 5 year warranty on the Axis and 2014 Malibu was pre the new helm, pre- PW2 with lift feature, pre- updated tranny ratios, etc   

 

The Axis won't have a power wedge but just a manual wedge.  That may be the largest functional difference between those 2.  Also, I don't think Axis has horn or lights for surfgate transfers.  

It definitely has the horn for transfers, just demoed my soon to be new t23 last week. Power wedge 2 is coming 2018 and a new clamping rack option. Not worth the addition cost to myself for either.  Still 5 year warranty which is awesome 

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Pnwrider

In both scenarios you're better off waiting one more year if you can swing it financially. '15 vlx has upgraded hull, dash, and pw2. '18 t22 is updated hull and pw2. 

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