First post for me here. I'm in the market for a good M20J because it seems to be the best deal from everything I read here. But even though I'm East Coast based for now, I work in tech and it's entirely likely that I would shift base to San Francisco at some point. I wouldn't want to change planes if that happens. This will be a leisure machine for weekend getaways. From New York I would want to reach the Bahamas. From West Coast I would want to get to places like Utah, Colorado for climbing/skiing. It would be nice to fit 4 adults, even if that means more frequent fuel stops.
This plane looks like such a great deal, I'm surprised it hasn't moved. I'm also worried about that as I would want to offload an asset like this in a reasonable amount of time myself in case I want to upgrade/downgrade. I believe the market for K's is quite soft?
How should I think about this? Go for a J, or shop for a good K like this. (I like the low engine time - the panel I'll upgrade - even though I know I would get 50c max on the $ for what could be a 40 to 50 AMU upgrade if I ever let it go.