everyone always says(on ww) when looking to buy a new boat, find a dealer that will be there for you and treat you right and buy the boat that they sell. I did just that
I had my choices narrowed down to a malibu vlx, mc x-1 (x-2 at the time) and a sante. the local malibu dealer did not have anything color wise that I liked, and was not helpfull in finding one that I did like. the mc dealer in my area had a large selection of boats that I was ready to pull the trigger on. when I asked for a test drive/ride on their own private lake they said no! what? all the other dealers took me and a friend out for a number of sets (malibu having one hell of a demo) the mc dealer told me that they would not let me test drive their boat because they had to see my trade in, an 02 moomba outback ls that was already sold and just waiting to be picked up. after 2 hours of telling the mc guys that i did not have a trade I left and went to the nautique dealer.
he had two 210's left and one was sold. I did not want a blue and white boat so he instantly said let me check the other dealers to see what they had left (it was late in the season)and found me exactly what I was looking for. a black white and silver 210. two days later I was on the water in my new boat.
they are all great boats, it's the dealer that makes the boat what it is!