Heres my thoughts on this subject because I keep going back and forth with the new boat thing.. Fully loaded out the new 520C is honestly right around $70k.... When you really break down what your getting for $70k it's a super rip off.
Mercury 250 pro xs. $15,500.00 http://www.jacosmarine.com/
36v ForetrexTM $1000.00
Qty 2 1198 HB's $4500.00
Bob's 12" Jack plate $1200.00
Qty 2 Power Poles $3500.00
You mean to honestly tell me that the carpet, fiberglass, batteries, and trailer are worth $45-50k???? Not in my eyes at all. I've been pricing up saltwater CC's, and you get wwwwaaaayyyyyyy more bigger and plusher boat for way less. 1/2 the CC's I'm pricing come with better trailers, stereos, even freaking toilets..
I'm a big fan of a quality boat. I think rangers are just that, high quality, however I think they are extremely over priced for a brand new boat. If I was dead set on getting a new boat, I would wait until next September and get a demo version of what you are looking for which usually come with all new warranties anyways, and from what I witnessed this fall when I was seriously thinking about it go for about $45k. But this is just my brain thinking about this considering my wallet and my plans for early retirement. No way I would buy a 20' bass boat at $70k, especially boats that are reported to have serious hull blisters, crappy trailers (my buddies just came back from ranger factory getting replaced). I think they have just gotten way to out of sight for what they are, especially when your paying for all of the FLW crap.
Either way, happy hunting.