the new ones don't slide....the old ones....3/4 - full throttle was like a skipping flat rock....been hairy a few times when I had mine....throttle down and turn then back up....never an issueThe newer ones isn't suppose to slid with the new hull it's is suppose to hand like a bass boat .
3 good boats... Id do just like you & buy whichever I felt had the best deal... + find which dealer you like the best. A cheaper deal on the front end isnt always the best deal if the dealer doesnt take care of you / your boat down the road. Id pay a little extra knowing Id get good customer service.I'm in the market for a new boat so it's between Excel , Xpress , and War Eagle . I'm just weighing my odds and price shopping .