In reply to:I am a private pilot, instrument rated, with approximately 550 hours. I am toying with the idea of buying a SR22 but I am very concerned about its operating costs. I have owned for now 4 years a 2000 C172SP, which is doing very well and I can comfortably afford. Of course the purchase price and the annual insurance of a SR22 are much greater. But what about all other costs? Any thoughts? Thanks,
In reply to:...lower fuel burn...
In reply to:If you are serious about your prospective investment, join the forum. This notion has been discussed ad nausium.The SR22 has a 300 hp fuel injected engine burning more gas than a C-172, but moves along at 180 kts, with a very sophisticated electronics package.Insurance is largely based upon hull value. You can buy a used Cirrus or a new one. The insurance cost will be reflected in your choice.After that, all planes must be maintained with their related expenses.
In reply to:If you pony up just a little more cash, you can get the 310hp model.
In reply to:Thanks for the quick response. Where should I look for some information about operating costs to get a sense of whether or not I can afford a SR22?