I am currently evaluating the purchase of a used SR-22. We are looking into all available models ('02 - '04). We are leaning toward a low time '02 with “steam guages” to save a bit on acquisition costs. Are there any major pitfalls we should look out for such as serial numbers to avoid, equipment options, and so on.
Here are some of our considerations:
PFD - it seems that there has been some trouble with the
PFD’s on the later models. we can’t afford any
MFD - should we completely avoid the older ARNAV MFD
TKS - is it just a marketing gimmick? any operational
feedback would be great
6 point engine mounts - does it make much of a difference?
platinum engine - how is it different?
Reiff engine heaters - many used a/c are equipped with the preheater, but we would not use it much here in CA. I’m concerned about the reduced useful load. How much is it affected.
Props - it seems that their are at least 2 diff. props
available. Any feedback on which prop is the best
would be great.
Autopilot - any to avoid? we’d like something fairly
Cabin - are the '04/'03 cabins quiter than the '02?
I’m planning on joining the main forum soon, but any feedback now would be great.