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  • #16
    Now I feel really self-conscious! Really, I think we look like we could afford a new boat! My wife and I loved his spiel: "when you decide to own a MC" "you will purchase it after a demo, no one has ever decided not to buy a MC"

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    • #17
      We didn't have to put any money down to test drive the new X23. They knew if we liked the boat then we would buy it. Hell I had to drive to Houston Texas in January to ride one because my dealer didn't have one.

      Have you mentioned to them that you want to ride it to compare to other brands?

      I guess at the end of the day, if you really want an X10, then a 1000 deposit isn't bad know that your going to get one especially if they will take that for a build slot as well.

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      • #18
        When we bought our x14 new in 2010 the dealer required a similar deposit.

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        • #19
          I'm in California. Was told they have boats ON the water for demo. Just need to buy it first.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by peterjbrown71 View Post
            I'm in California. Was told they have boats ON the water for demo. Just need to buy it first.
            Well I hope it gets sorted our for you. MC makes a quality boat.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by peterjbrown71 View Post
              lashburn1 - what is the ski wake like on your x30's? This is the primary driver for us... wife still likes to slalom. No course, just aggressive open ski.
              In todays age, skiing is a dying sport(don't kill me guys). Unless she is going to be a competitive skier, I would imagine the X10/X30 will suffice with the wakeplate all the way down.

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              • #22
                I would call bull ****. Go with the Malibu or Supra if that dealer took better care of you for sure. Bu is on level with MC and part of the battle is how well the dealer will take care of you if you ever have issues.

                Also is it worth contact MC directly to let them know their dealership is being a bunch of *****s?

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                • #23
                  Just for reference, we went out for 2 demo rides with our dealer: once last fall and the other this spring in 2 different X30s. No strings attached. Not sure what's up with that dealer...

                  We slalom ski behind our X30. I created a profile with center plate 30% deployed @ 28mph. Not bad for recreational skiing - better than our previous boat.

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                  • #24
                    Thanks for all the replies. We are interested in the X-10, the dealer said the wakes were similar in height but the X-30 would be wider due to the hull size. I hope we figure out a way to try the X-10... considering a trip or mini vacation out of the area to try one. Hopefully if I fly out to try a boat the dealer will assume I'm serious.

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                    • #25
                      Does Nancy Pelosi own the dealership?

                      “You have to buy the boat before you find out what’s in it!”
                      “You realize your odds of winning the lottery are the same as being mauled by a polar bear and a regular bear in the same day”….E-Trade Baby.

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                      • #26
                        What a truckload of crap. Nobody who can afford these kinds of expensive brand new boats would agree to this gestapo tactic.

                        I would NEVER spend this kind of money without a test drive. My dealer towed an X25 150 miles to MY home lake to show it to me. No strings attached.

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                        • #27
                          After hearing all of this, I'm am going to give them one more attempt at a demo and just move on. uplandbird I agree. Who would have thought it would be a pain in the *** to spend $100K on a boat? It took me a while to come to grips with that concept to begin with!

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                          • #28
                            I guess i'm a little different than most on here. If I was going to spend ~$100k on a boat, I'd get the boat I wanted. I wouldnt buy a second or third choice because I didnt like the salesman. Ideally, you'll spend more time in the boat than with the dealer anyway. Actually when I bought mine, I didnt care for the dealer or salesman, having worked with them before. But thats where I had to go to get my boat. Fortunately for me, now we have a different local dealer, and even though I didnt buy my boat from him, he's always taken care of me.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by 73blue View Post
                              I guess i'm a little different than most on here. If I was going to spend ~$100k on a boat, I'd get the boat I wanted. I wouldnt buy a second or third choice because I didnt like the salesman. Ideally, you'll spend more time in the boat than with the dealer anyway. Actually when I bought mine, I didnt care for the dealer or salesman, having worked with them before. But thats where I had to go to get my boat. Fortunately for me, now we have a different local dealer, and even though I didnt buy my boat from him, he's always taken care of me.
                              I agree whole heartedly... IF I could test it first!

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                              • #30
                                i would call the dealer one more time and only one more and tell them you intend to go another path if they don't demo and if they stick with their crap demo policy, run!

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