Brian: Youtr comments are all true with one exception, At a low contract number, I cannot get the Garmin, the Sandel and would have to pay for the Garmin 327 and for it’s instilation. the same for the GPSS. Depending upon others’ contract numbers, this may or may not be true.
From m myers
Correct me if I am wrong but am I to assume that someone who signed up for an SR20 in the old Trimble days could upgrade to the SR 22 for the same amount of increase as those who did so recently? If this is so, I can see where the choice between the two could be harder.
For me, my contract base price was $171,300 and included the 430 Garmins. The GPSS would be nice but for someone like myself who learned to fly when VOR’s were hot stuff and straying no more than 1/2 mile off the centerline of an airway was considered good to be able to file /Romeo direct and have an autopilot take me there direct ± a few hundred feet is impressive enough.
By the way my contract price for SR20 with “c” group, leather & 3 blade is $209,900 which includes Garmins.This is some $17,000.00 less than current price excluding later model transponder (for me a transponder doesn’t get me to excited as long as it transponds). The difference between the pre-intro SR22 in the to be current list price is $19,500.00. As a % of sales price, the SR 20 still seems like a better deal, especially considering all of the other pros and cons.
Please correct me on any of this as I would love for someone to twist my arm enough to upgrade.
Regards, m myers
As for the rest, I agree totally, and have said so. The speed is the least of the benefits and the cost is significant.
Marty: That is all true but all those features can be had on an SR20 with the C package and the GPSS steering as an add on. The choice between SR 20 & SR22 should be based on useage and need. If you do not need the extra weight and climb performance, the SR22 is not worth $65K more just to fly 20 kts faster. You will have 50% more fuel burn for less than 15% increase in speed. This will be an indivudual decision. The “mission” should rule thr roost.