Also received the FedEx to upgrade to SR22 although I said I didn’t want one. Contract is so poorly prepared that it doesn’t even state which configuration I would have received.
I think this was very nice of Cirrus to give you the opportunity just in case you did change your mind. If you were not so negative you would have read that the first 100 would be “B” and if you wanted an “A” your would come after number 100.
This company has a lot to learn about contract preparations. For example, I know of a position holder that is one number greater than mine and has a delivery date that is one month earlier???
I have made mistakes in the past and unfortunately will do some in the future too, but will gladdly correct them if someone will point them out to me. I am sure Cirrus would do the same.
Regarding Ian Bently’s comment on the number of contracts that were going out is probably inflated to make you feel more pressure to jump into something than the company is already putting on you with the resopnd by 10/2 & 10/16 dates.
I spoken to Ian at OSH and thought he was a nice person speaking from the heart and not a crook. Until proven otherwise I believe him. I think you will notice the caliber of people working for Cirrus is top notch. This is the way I like it.
My contract also indicated that upgrade delivery date would be several months earlier than original delivery date???
This is too simple to explain. You must know why…
It will be VERY unsettling to learn that Cirrus is pushing delivers of the SR22 ahead of original SR20 position holders which I expect to be the case because of higher margins for them. However, I don’t believe this is the way to treat the original customers that took the RISK to get Cirrus to where it is today.
I’m an original SR20 “risk as you called it” and I think the way they are handling is fair, I can’t not think of any other way, besides stopping the SR22 line so all the SR20 position holders ahead get theirs, I don’t think this would be fair for Cirrus.
I’ve seen their financial prospectus they sent seeking corporate investors and it includes information on the future developement of the company that is not being shared with the average position holder. It Is A Good Plan! They should stick to it.
I am an investor, and we have to have a flexible mind. We have to be that way when we are starting new things, companies wont stay in business if they don’t adjust as necessary.
Will not be updating because benefits do not warrant additional cost in my opinion and my opinion is based on 25+ years in business and general aviation. Also feel Cirrus is only pushing the SR22 before it’s ready only to compete with the Columbia.
Different strokes for different folks, this is why the world goes around. I am happy that the SR20 will be a great airplane for you, I would be very happy with the SR20 also, but I have my reasons. I feel that Cirrus is doing “not pushing” just like any other company would. I actually see much less ads then other companies, this is only because they don’t need too. The happy customers and their product flying around are doing a fine job advertising at no cost. This may be one of the 9999 ways that they can offer such a good price for the product.
I do hope Cirrus design reads this every day and reflects back on what the Commander Owners web site did to unite the owners in a successful class action suite against Commander Aircraft several years ago.
It is sad.
Name withheld for fear of having my position delivery date or final price adjusted for expressing my feelings.
Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I just hope you were having a bad day. I only expressed my opinion in the items you have stated. My dealing with Cirrus have been very little, but everyone have been very professional and they even return calls. I can’t ask for more. Have a great Cirrus day.
PS You should call and express your feelings, so you can hear the other side.