I am looking to get more speed, more comfort, and AC in a plane and I haven’t really considered a Cirrus until recently and now I am poking around to get some advice.
Here are my musts:
SR22 with AC (down here in Texas, it is a necessity)
430 WAAS, DFC90 preferred
Price range ~ $230-250k
I am looking for good flexibility from the plane – occasional cross-country flying to short hops.
I’d like to get some thoughts on what I’ve been reading though.
a) I’ve seen a couple SR22 2007/8 G3 GTS Turbos for less than G3 NA of the same model year. I would have expected the Turbo normalized versions to come in at higher priced than the NA versions. My guess is the maintenance costs are appreciably different between the two to drive the turbo costs down more quickly than their NA versions?
b) NA sr22s are “faster” at lower than 10k ft altitude than their counterpart Turbos. And, the speed difference only really starts kicking in at FL15. Do a majority of SR22 Turbo pilots fly at mid-teens normally? I have a hard time believing that I’m going to want to deal with an oxy mask everytime I go fly.
c) I keep reading that the G3 has a much different handling attitude than the G2. Should I expect a steeper depreciation curve for the G2 than a G3 over time?
d) Assuming the choices were to buy a G2 (lower time), G3 (mid-time), or G3 Turbo (mid time), assuming features were otherwise the same and adjusting TT hours, what would buy?
Any input is appreciated!