take my advise… i freaking LOVE my 2002 SR22… i owned a piper arrow for 5 years, then upgraded. i have more than doubled my yearly flying average just because i cant get enough of the airplane… BUT, my advise, DO NOT make the mistake i did. Get this plane pre buy inspected by a certified cirrus mechanic!!! My mechanic i have had for years is incredible, and he works on a TON of cirrus. He spent a few hours on my plane in pre buy and found nothing wrong… after the deal went through, i had a certified cirrus guy look at it… in 45 minutes, he found about $17,000 worth of repairs that had to come out of my pocket. The issues were simple to spot to someone who is certified. i cringe now every time i walk by the maint. hanger and see a cirrus in that non certified cirrus shop…
At times my SR22 doesnt fit the need for my business reasons, and i rent a friends cessna 340. incredible plane, but his annual last year was $30,000… stay away from the twin cessna, get the sr22… its freaking incredible.
As to some of the other posts about mission profile, ehhhh… i could have went that route and got a much slower airplane with less room and comfort and it would have fit my profile no problem. But, i like the sr22 and am blessed enough to afford it so i say what the heck. if you can afford it, and want it, who cares if you are buying the plane out of want rather than need… i say if you can afford it, you wont be disappointed
also, join this website… there… thats all i have to say