I paid more for my...

Keith MenardKeith Menard Posts: 396 Crazy Baller
I live in Massachusetts...where they have a deal with auto dealers that they will put stuff on the road that will dissolve your Truck in return for Excise taxes or something.

I have a trusty 2004 Denali, but after 200k, the body is starting to rot and its only a matter of time. So, I went out and looked at a 2016 Escalade today for shits and giggles. While I am looking at the new Escalades which seem to be priced around a new Nautique, I was wondering...which did you pay more for...your boat or your truck?

I paid more for my... 88 votes

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  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,744 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Bought them both used and it's been a couple of years since the boat. If they were purchased at the same time it would have surely been the boat.

  • WoodySkierWoodySkier Posts: 68 Baller
    edited April 2018
    @Keith Menard I have a 2016 Denali for sale if you’re interested. Basically the same truck as the Escalade, white 6.2L engine and every option imaginable. Send me a message if you’re interested.
    Keith Menard
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,274 Mega Baller
    Purchases (tax and fees included):

    1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD - $28,200 in December 1995

    1996 Bayliner 1750 LS - $12,100 in February 1996

    2001 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD $33,100 in April 2001

    2000 MasterCraft Prostar 205 - $26,300 in April 2004

    2009 Malibu Response LX - $32,500 in August 2010

    2013 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD - $32,800 in July 2017

    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,146 Mega Baller
    Definitely the boat. Paid 34k brand new for my 09 crew cab. 2 year old vtx was 20k more.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • ralral Posts: 1,693 Mega Baller
    All that replied are single but me???
    Rodrigo Andai
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 906 Mega Baller
    @ral I'm sure if there was an option of "Ex-wife" the results would be different...
    LanceHCookaupatkingGreg Banish
  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 410 Crazy Baller
    My spouse has a new Escalade. We are part of the Malibu promo team. Her vehicle was more than the boat.
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,330 Mega Baller
    Most of us plead the 5th when commenting in public.

    For disclosure:
    1997 Nautique purchased in 1998 $24k
    ZO repower in 2012 $10k
    2012 F250 purchased in 2014 $37k
    If it was easy, they would call it wakeboarding.
  • igkyaigkya Posts: 515 Solid Baller
    Wives are expensive, call girls much cheaper and not nearly the price of a ski boat... but I am old , so your mileage will vary.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,660 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    My boats are at least twice the cost of my cars. I buy for the mission. A good ski ride seems to be a lot more than transportation. Even the Corvette (project of course) was less than the Nautique we got around then.

    I'm still happily married so the wife costs are manageable. And she likes cheap cars.

    I'm worried that the boats will cost more than house soon. Maybe that needs to be a choice in the poll.

  • thagerthager Posts: 4,318 Mega Baller
    I plead the 5th..........No comment.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,895 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited April 2018
    Way more for the trucks:

    All current vehicles/boats today:

    07 MB ML AMG 5 yrs old for $40K

    08 MB GL 550 5 yrs old for $32K

    2000 SN 196 ten yrs old for $17K

    '91 Centurion Falcon Barefoot 8 yrs old for $13.5K

    2 kids cars under $10K each, both 10 yrs old
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • Keith MenardKeith Menard Posts: 396 Crazy Baller
    @WoodySkier Denali is up next on my 'vehicles to test drive'. I really didn't like the interior of the Escalade nearly as much as I thought I would. It's like they half-assed everything rather than doing stuff the right way. 15 minutes with the CUE system and I wanted to smash it with a hammer.
  • DWDW Posts: 1,863 Mega Baller
    2 of 3 have finite payment terms and are much easier to sell.
  • BCMBCM Posts: 168 Baller
    I bought my pickup new, boat was used. I have more money in bicycles than I have in my boat. I couldn't be happier with the boat, its time to upgrade one of the bikes.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,658 Mega Baller
    I am about the same for one of our tow vehicles and less for the other.

    2002 Malibu RLX 32.5K.
    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee bought used for 30K
    2009 Toyota Tacoma bought used for 18k.
    Mark Shaffer
  • Lieutenant DanLieutenant Dan Posts: 190 Baller
    Wife being most expensive is a given. So I voted for second most expensive. Bought Explorer Hightop Conversion Van new (in 2004) for $44K. Bought boat (2001 Malibu Sunsetter LXi) used in 2003 for $28K.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 2,912 Mega Baller
    Truck was free...
  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,004 Crazy Baller
  • DefectiveDaveDefectiveDave Posts: 477 Solid Baller
    My wife spends more money on me.
  • HockdogHockdog Posts: 156 Baller
    Boat and truck were payed for years ago........the wife keeps costing.
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 128 Baller
    At my age dental work is quickly approaching boat cost. Wife is my driver so for me that category is an asset.
  • MuskokaKyMuskokaKy Posts: 275 Baller
    2017 prostar bought new in 2018 $92k CAD taxes in, no trailer;

    2018 Dodge Ram 1500 loaded ( almost every option) 55k CAD taxes in

  • xratedxrated Posts: 500 Solid Baller
    Wife stays at home playing on the dock and boat all day while I work.

    just upgraded to a 2012 Explorer and that cost 15k

    92 Nautiqe was 7k 3 years ago.
  • jetpilotg4jetpilotg4 Posts: 242 Baller
    @Bruce_Butterfield you should include the lake house and semi private ski lake your on!! Which BTW thanks again for the sets!
  • sodbuster88sodbuster88 Posts: 99 Baller
    I put the money in the boat...depreciates less and slower than truck
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,330 Mega Baller
    @jetpilotg4 that's why I have a 20 year old boat instead of a $130k Nautique:) Its all in the priorities. You, or any of the ballers are welcome at my place anytime.
    If it was easy, they would call it wakeboarding.
  • jetpilotg4jetpilotg4 Posts: 242 Baller
    Next time I’m out ill bring you out a single puck conversion, and we be even! And when you come to Nats at Okeeheelee you can ski at my site
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