My name is Chris. I have been considering purchasing a plane for the past few years, but I'm in a good club and had trouble figuring out what aircraft would be the best fit. I decided on an M20c for its speed, simplicity, reasonable fuel burn, and reasonable acquisition cost. It also has the O-360 which I consider to be one of the best GA piston engines.
So, I'm looking for a nice M20C with the following:
Airframe in good shape
Engine under 1000 hours, but flown regularly
IFR GPS (preferably WAAS)
Good paint (7 or better)
Good interior (7 or better)
Nice to haves:
Avidyne or Garmin G5
Cowl Closure Modification
Is there anything else I should be looking for? I realize I may have to compromise, but I don't have time for a restoration project. Also, does anyone know of something similar for sale or that might be coming up for sale soon? I found a few that looked like they were for sale (N78884, N669GJ), but it turns out they were already sold or had an offer.