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  1. #21
    Registered ninetym's Avatar
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    419 formula
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    East China MI

    Re: what would you buy?

    thanks guys. the top gun is beautiful but uot of my range. trying to stay around 90000. cigs are kinda what i was thinking. going to mexico for a week so i will keep you posted when i get back. i live in mi and boat on lake huron and st clair. thanks again


  2. #22
    VIP Member VIP Member lucky strike's Avatar
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    Pompano Beach, Florida

    Re: what would you buy?

    Check my signature . Top Gun in your price range.

    LS JR.

  3. #23
    VIP Member VIP Member dykstra's Avatar
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    29' FOUNTAIN 525SC
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    Washington, IL

    Re: what would you buy?

    Buy what YOU want. Be sure to post pics, we love pics!
    You can always retake a class, but you can never relive a party.

  4. #24
    Platinum Member Platinum Member CAP071's Avatar
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    Re: what would you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Formula Outlaw
    Depends on what you want in a boat.

    Go look at them, and test drive them.

  5. #25
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    Re: what would you buy?

    Last year before I picked up an '01 382 Formula, I lookd at a '98 382 in Florida. Original owner boat. He lives in Fort Wayne. If your interested, I think he's in your price range. He hasn't marketed the boat. I found out through a mutual friend that he was interested. It has the aspirated 500's, no trailer and if I remember correctly around 200 plus hours. Shelf kept. Let me know and I'll get his number for you if your interested. It's a good deal!

  6. #26
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    atlantic city, NJ

    Re: what would you buy?

    Cig!...They will hold some value.

  7. #27
    Registered bford1's Avatar
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    2002 Formula 400 SS twin 500EFIs
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    Dec 2003
    San Antonio, TX

    Re: what would you buy?

    What is most imporant? Looks, Quality, speed, comfort features, name?

    Cigarette is obviously a legend. You'll pay more for the name. Great quality, good speed, maybe a little less on the creature features and comfort. Built to last and can take a beating.

    Formula - You'll get the most creature comforts and more bang for your buck in the Formula IMO. Those goodies weigh the thing down plus the hull and X dimensions will not be aggresive so you sacrafice speed for comfort, handling and safety. Built to last and can take a beating. I'm biased but I think that Formulas are absolutely the best boat for the money (we're not talking OuterLimits, untra high end money are we?). I'd still rather have a Cig than a Formula for the looks, name and resell value.

    Fountain - Fountains are definitely fast. Aggressive steps and X dimensions. Lighter weight. Want to go as fast as possible with a given power combination? Fountain is for you. Less creature cfeatures and comfort and a smaller boat. Compare a 38 Fountain to a 35 Cig. The Cig feels bigger. That extra speed comes at a price. Ever notice how many of the boats that have spun out are Fountains? Ever wonder why?

    Scarabs - A lot of bang for your buck. Nice boats. I don't think the quality is on par with Fountain and Cigarette. JMO.

    Don't know much about the PowerQuest and didn't want to start naming a hundred other boat manufactures. You could: Nordic, Nor Tech, Power Play, Sonic, Hustler, etc., etc., etc.

    Test drive them. They all have a different feel. I wanted a Fountain until I had a chance to ride in one. It just didn't feel as safe as the Formula.

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