I thought of the SR20 yesterday here in Maui. I rented a Cessna 172 to tour the islands. Had to wait while the latch on the pilot’s door window was replaced. The seats looked like original issue and felt like it too.
The panel was old looking and had lots of wear and tear on it. My wife gave me that look, you know the one that says “I’m only doing this because you love to fly”.
Then we began to talk about the SR20 and the new interior, etc. What a contrast. We are anxious to own the Cirrus( 9/92 #535).
Yes, there are problems that even the most casual observer will recognize. And yes, there are incredible opportunities that the same casual observer will also recognize. After our 2.4 hr flight in an old 172 (BTW, the scenery was awesome), I feel priviliged to be a Cirrus SR20 contract owner.
Aloha - Mike