I’ve read some of the other threads on this subject and I’d like a bit of perspective anyone has to offer on my situation.
I currently own an older 182(IFR GPS). I already know what it costs to maintain that aircraft and I already have a hangar. I already have a quote from my insurance agent on the delta costs there. For various reasons I have decided I do NOT want a SR22. A SR20 fits my needs just fine and I want a pre-glass model. I’m prepared to pay around $150K give or take.
I’m interesting finding out what maintenance issues I’ll be up against. Are there any ADs or SBs I need to worry about? What about common problems to those models (~2000-2001 vintage) might occur? How reliable have the typical avionics been for these planes?
Factoring out insurance, should I expect it to be more or less expensive to maintain and operate the SR20 compared to a typical 30-40 yr old 182? Obviously the fuel burn is going to be about $12 or so cheaper per hour.