Phil from North County Yamaha called me last night and said they had two '01 520 MXCs, one still in the crate (& ready to ship). He said they were asking around 7,100, which I imagine is retail. He made it sound like this would be the OTD cost.
If you are in the El Paso area a friend of mine is selling an '01 520 MXC for a few hundred less than that. Never been ridden (honestly).
There is a 520MXC in Spring Hill, FL at a dealer- OTD including shipping to Ca for $6800. The ad is up on Cycletrader. I'd still have to pay sales tax here in wonderful sunny CA, so it would only work out to $400 off....I'm waiting for an '02.
I paid more than that for mine 2 months ago. By the way, I'm not in the least bit sorry I did.:cool: :) Best money I have spent in a long time. Any cost around $7000.00 I think would be a good deal. My 02.