As #270 I have a wait for my Cirrus but I have the benefit of renting one at Windy City Flyers. It is N5841 which is a “C”. I now have about 25 hours in it. I am finishing up my instument rating in it rather than a 172. I have concluded that it was the right thing to do because there is a lot to learn about the Garmin when you are doing it by yourself in IMC. (And it is fun to land.)
The Club will rent the Cirrus to non-members for $175 per hour. That is wet and the Hobbs has an air switch which comes on at 30 knots so you only pay for actual time off the ground. I find that the chargeable time comes out at about 65-75% of the actual time in the aircraft. The Clubs’ insurance requires a checkout , 250 hours total time and an instument rating to take the plane without an instructor.
The Club is at Palwaukee Airport just north of Chicago. Lots of nice farm and lake area to fly over in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Or you can land at Meigs Field - just like in the simulator. There is a motel right next to the Windy City office. Take a week off and satisfy your Cirrus longing!