Question to the community: Is it a good or bad thing that SR-20’s are being sold/re-sold at very healthy premiums? I don’t mean is it a good or bad thing in terms of right and wrong. I mean what does this suggest for the future of the plane?
For those who already have positions – I’m guessing it means “congratulations, your plane will be highly valued, and thus if you ever need to sell it, you will probably get a great return on your money!”
I think this is one of the best reasons for buying a Cirrus, apart from the flying of it. I don’t read a lot on this board about the economic realities of buying something this expensive, but for many of us, this is the second biggest purchase we will ever make (after a house). And I think the fact that the indications are the SR-20 will retain its value, if not increase in value, makes it a much more realistic airplane to own for those of us who stay up at night pondering such an expense.
Consider if your plane is worth 20K more than what you paid for it – that’s several FREE years of flying!!! Plus, if you have to part with the plane, I don’t think you’ll be sweating as you wait for the phone to ring, or placing countless ads in Trade-a-plane.
Bottom line: The Sr-20 has two parachutes. One for flying, and another for the pocketbook.
Good job Cirrus Design!