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Old 01-21-2004, 08:05 PM
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Old 01-21-2004, 09:16 PM
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I think (at least lately) Sonic is much more a custom builder than Fountian,Formula, or Donzi. I would be happy to have any of the four. If the Donzi is cheaper then that would be the one to pick in the donzi vs sonic question. But I wouldn't expect them to stay cheaper for long. Check out PRA mag's review of the Baja 30 Outlaw p.34: $198,600 w/525's. Dano has an '03 Sonic 31SS with 575's, custom paint and interior, and every option (I think even AC) that retailed for $197K and change. Makes the Sonic price seem reasonable. Bigger power,10+mph faster (99 on gps after dialing in), more options, higher quality.
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Old 01-21-2004, 10:36 PM
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Where is T2X when you need him???? He can always shed light on this also.
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Old 01-22-2004, 09:17 PM
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I always thought that Donzi was a much higher priced boat than Sonic
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:00 AM
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This thread has got allot of mileage. Should we start one asking if the Donzi 38ZR is just a stretched Gladiator?

Or has it already been done?

I can't wait for summer. Then we can stop all this silly crap and start boating.
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Looney Tune,

Thanks for posting a picture of my 358 Sonic that used to be yours. Will take all the free advertising you have.
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dont know about the Sonic but I beat the crap out of my 1988 Donzi and it is holding up great. sure do like the looks of the Sonic 31ss I have seen the one that is for sale on the board and it is one sharp looking boat.
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Looney Tune,

Thanks for posting a picture of my 358 Sonic that used to be yours. Will take all the free advertising you have.
DNA-no problem, hope you are enjoying the boat. Bottom line both boats are great boats. You can spend loads of $$$$$$$ on any offshore boat some better than others. I really have enjoyed owning both of my Sonics.
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Old 01-23-2004, 10:37 PM
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OK, here is my opinion.
2nd Donzi and my customer service and ZCare has been unsurrpassed, (a couple drives, and a few other high $ issues) others have not had such luck, that I can not explain. We have received all and more that we have ask for over the last 4 years from Donzi, not always easy but they always took care of us.
The main guy at the Sonic factory sounded like a true professional too, as we spoke this summer while we shopped Sonic and Sunsation.

I also looked at the Sonics this past summer, more bang for the buck, for sure, we wanted bigger and more cuddy toys, air, heat, shore power, they have a nice enclosed head etc.,
BUT COULD NOT buy a test ride from Harry Judge at Performance Offshore in MD. (3 hours away from me), offered cash for gas and 'clean up the boat' labor money just to get a test ride! Guess my money smelt bad! (My bank letter said I could buy anything was in my hand!)
He said "come to the open house in Oct!" LOL Sure Pal!
****ty dealer in my eyes. I would not recommend them, and yes they sell Donzi and Cig.Harry lost a sale, we were ready to move up and loved the reviews Sonic got on all the boards.

We love our 26ZX, and it rates quality/ride against all single engine boats in my eyes, Donzi MSRP is overpriced, all are, (mine was $104K, I got it for mid $60's on a new trailer), it was 8 months old at purchase, take MSRP, bargin to 30 to 40% below and get a good deal. We are happy Donzi owners.
Lastly, the VAST majority of boat owners are not on this board, two sides to every story about Sonic or Donzi.
I would definately buy another Donzi, not an "everyone" has one boat, and on the other other hand neither is Sonic, a good thing as a boat owner.
Question is, who will replace Steve Simon? When we did have issues he was the MAN that could make things happen......

DAVE P, post #44 of this thread was quite interesting in my eyes. I am not sure PQ and SUNSATION are entry level, especially the bigger ones.

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Picture is the new boat for 04, now I live the best of both water worlds.... Bay or backyard!
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Old 01-24-2004, 11:08 AM
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I think I'll stay "entry level", AND stay happy. One has to keep an eye on the future and not linger in the past...
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