I have the 7.4MPI. Seems like all the power I need and I run a long time on a tank of fuel.
Sounds like you are getting some good offers. I assume the prices quoted include a trailer. I got cross ways with my dealer as when I made the offer it was one price. Then he asked if I want a trailer. I thought it would be easier to take to the lake so I told him yes I needed a trailer. I looked at my paper work last night and total out the door price (for a new 2000 purchased in 2001) was $28,000.00.
It sounds like you can do as well from the prices I see quoted here and have a 2 year NEWER boat!
I don't think you will be sorry with a 212 if you use it as described above.