I got a 98 DLX last year - screamin deal. The 315 horse. My first "real" tow boat. I love it, my wife and kids love it, all my friends love it. It is a very nice boat. Probably all I will ever will need...but,
I'm still hoping to get into a V-drive someday, though...
That 9k seems like a really good deal. I'm not sure, coming from a V210 like you are that you'd be happy long term with a Direct drive.