I have owned a Mooney M20E 1966 and now own a 1968 182L and annuals average $3000, but repaired items throughout the year (cracked rib, fuel selector rebuild, muffler, etc.) add $2000 more. Older planes require ongoing maintenance and parts are expensive. Falcon insurance is $800/yr. I expect my rates for a G2 Cirrus to be 4 x that, but value is also 4x the 182, so it’s all relative.
Figure out your mission…local, training, IFR, 600 mi. trips, etc.
I am looking to move to Cirrus G2 or Columbia 350 for travel between Florida, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Looking at Cirrus, though, I see a lot of top overhauls on mid-time 550 Continentals, especially with the Tornado alley turbo modified engines. I also see Avidyne replacement or repairs for the MFD components requiring yearly maintenance subscriptions. While it is an expensive hobby, it is nice to know airplanes hold their value better than cars, golf memberships, or time-shares.
If you are wanting to build economical time, buy the 182. It worked for me for the past 4 years and I got my IFR training, 400+ hours and flew to 15+ states. But now I need A/C, TKS…and speed for my 800 nm trips so I am back to Cirrus, Columbia, or Mooney.