Cessna Price

The Cost Of Buying A Cessna Aircraft

Chances are pretty good that if you are going to buy a Cessna aircraft you are going to want to know how much it is going to cost you! (-: That is why I want to give you a cost estimate for some of the popular Cessna single engine airplanes that you can buy.

The price you pay for your Cessna is going to vary a lot depending on a lot of factors that you should take into consideration. You are going to want to make sure you don't make the mistake of simply trying to buy the "cheapest" one because it is cheap! A lot of airplane owners make this mistake and think they are getting a good deal.

It is like buying a house - you can buy the cheapest house you can find, but you usually pay for that discount. The same thing is true when you are buying a Cessna For Sale. Sure you can get one for cheap, but if you buy a junker - your not going to be able to resell it for what you expect & you could end up getting yourself into mechanical trouble while you are flying it.

So, make sure you look at the total time of the aircraft, the time left before the engine overhaul, avionics that it has & the structure of the aircraft. Those are a few of the main things that you are going to want to make sure you pay attention to when you are buying one.

I want to give you some ball park "averages" in terms of costs to buy one. You can see the break downs below:

Cessna 150 - Your going to pay around $20,000 USD for this aircraft if you find a good
Cessna 150 For Sale
- Obviously, you are going to be able to spend a lot more then $20,000 on a 150, but you might be able to get one for less as well. You have to make sure you look at all the factors. But $20k is a pretty good deal for an airplane! You can spend that on a motorcycle, boat or even a used car!

Cessna 152
- If you want to get your hands on a 150, your going to want to budget around $35,000 USD to get one that is in somewhat good shape. The problem with finding a good
Cessna 152 For Sale is that a lot of them have high total times on them due to the fact they are used as trainers for flight schools. So make sure you stay away from those unless you really know what you are doing...

Cessna 170 - The 170 is pretty much a 4 seater version of the 150. It is a great little aircraft and because of the fact that it is so popular, you are going to have a really tough time getting your hands on one! Chances are pretty good that you are going to want to budget around $45,000 USD for a good Cessna 170 For Sale

Cessna 172 - The 172 is one of the most popular single engine aircraft that Cessna has and for a late model version you are going to want to budget around $45,000 to get a Cessna 172 For Sale You can go a lot higher, but you don't want to go to much lower as you are really want to get a good one. At times there are a lot of 172's on the market, so you want to make sure that you buy a good one so you can resell it for good money if you ever have to.

Here is some information on the performance specifications regarding the Cessna 172. Cessna 172 Performance & Cessna 172 Specs This is a great aircraft when you break down the performance of it...

Cessna 180 - The 180 is a bigger version of the 170. It is a great plane and is worth considering if you are in the $80,000 price range (and much higher). Getting a Cessna 180 For Sale is not going to be cheap, but if you can justify the price, it is sure a great airplane to own.

Cessna 182 - If you are going to buy a 182, you can find a late 1960's model for around $50,000. But they pretty much go straight up in price from there! They are a great airplane if you are in the price range. They do perform better then the 172, but you really pay for that performance. So, if you want to get a good one - make sure you are ready to pay for it.

If you want to know some of the specific Cessna182 performance specs then go to this link: Cessna 182 performance specifications or here: Cessna 182 performance

Cessna 206 - Realistically, if you are going to want to step up into a Cessna 206 you will need to make sure you budget at least $100,000. Sure you can get one for less then that price, but if you can budget $100,000 you should be able to get one that is not on it's last...

Cessna 210 - You don't want to cheap out when you get a Cessna 210. That is why you are going to want to make sure you set aside at least $150,000. The 210 is a great airplane that will hopefully bring you a lot of joy, but at the same time - if you budget less then $150,000 you could limit your options!

Aeronca Champion - This is a great little aircraft that seems to be in high demand as you are not going to find very many for sale. It is a 2 seater that was primarly built in the late 40's. Aeronca Champion For Sale

Aeronca Chief - This is the side by side seater that Aeronca created in the late 40's. It is a popular aircraft to this very day and has a big following. Aeronca Chief For Sale

Bellanca Viking - This is a great 4 seater airplane that has 300 horsepower. They came into production in the late 1960's and are very popular. Bellanca Viking For Sale

Bellanca Super Viking - This is the next level up from the first generation Viking that Bellanca came out with. It has a regular and turbo version. It's a great airplane that you really want to take a look at. Bellanca Super Viking For Sale Super Viking

Cirrus SR22 - This is one of the most popular airplanes in terms of new sales. It not cheap but it is well worth it if you can afford to buy it. So make sure you check it out if your looking to buy a newer airplane! Cirrus SR22 For Sale Cirrus SR22T Turbo

Cirrus SR20 - This is the first of the SR series of Cirrus airplanes. It is a fast 200 horsepower airplane that you should consider owning if you are in the market for this type of airplane and the price range. Cirrus SR20 For Sale

Columbia 400 - This fast airplane is one you should be considering if you are looking for a used four seater that will go over 200 knots. It is a great airplane that is nice looking as well! Columbia 400 For Sale

Columbia 350 - This is the smaller version of the Columbia 400. It is a great airplane that is also very popular as well. Columbia is now owned by Cessna. Columbia 350 For Sale

Commander 112 - The Commander 112 is a great airplane that was origionally made in the late 1970's and is still somewhat popular today. Here's what you need to know about it - Commander 112 For Sale Commander 112TC

Commander 114 - Is a high speed airplane that is the next level up from the Commander 112. It is very fast & really nice looking as well. Commander 114TC Commander 114 For Sale

de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver - This is one of the all time classic airplanes that you can still own. It can be used on skiis, floats and for general aviation purposes. Make sure you check it out so you can kow if it is the right airplane for you. Beaver For Sale DHC-2 Beaver de havilland DHC-2 Beaver

Diamond DA40 - The Diamond line of aircraft is a very fast, nice looking fleet of airplanes that you should consider owning and flying. Diamond Da40 For Sale Diamond DA40 XLS - Diamond DA40 CS Diamond DA40 Performance Specs Diamond DA40 CS

Diamond DA20 - This is a great 2 seater airplane that goes VERY FAST. It also has great performance specs & is very economical. If your looking for a great 2 seater - here's what you should know. Diamond DA20 For Sale

Ercoupe - Is a classic airplane that has been around for a really long time. If you are into classic 2 seaters your going to want to have a good hard look at this airplane. It has a great following & you can get one for really good price if you know what you are doing. Ercoupe For Sale
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Extra 300 - This is a great aerobatic airplane that you need to think about buying. It goes fast, is fun and looks great... Extra 300 For Sale

Gippsland GA8 Airvan - This is a great 8 passanger single engine airplane that has some really good specs. Here's what you should know about it before you buy one. GA8 Airvan GA-8 Airvan

Globe Swift - This is an amazing little 2 seater airplane that goes pretty fast. It has been around a long time & is very popular. Globe Swift For Sale Swift Airplane

Grumman American Tiger - The Tiger is a very popular airplane and has stood the test of time for literally decades. Both the AA-5B & the AG-5B are really cool airplanes and if you are looking for a 4 seater, you should think about buying one. Grumman Tiger Grumman Tiger For Sale
Tiger AA-5B Tiger AG-5B

Great Lakes 2T - This is an older airplane that is a biplane. There are not a lot of them around but the ones that are around command a very high price considering their age, exc. They are a 2 seater and you'll have your head outside while you fly! Great Lakes Aircraft - Great Lakes Airplane - Sport Trainer - 2T - biplane

Grumman American Cheetah This is a 4 seater aircraft that was made by Grumman & is a really cool airplane. It goes pretty fast and a lot of people like to fly it. Grumman AA-5A Grumman Cheetah For Sale Grumman Cheetah

Grumman American Trainer - This is the 2 seater version of the Grumman American that they put out. It was pretty popular as well & still has a big following amongst people who like 2 seaters. Grumman Trainer Grumman AA1 Grumman Yankee

One of the coolest airplanes is the Maule M7! It is a tail dragger and is very popular amongst those who own them. They are roomy, very reasonably priced and cool looking... Maule M7
Maule Aircraft
Maule For Sale

Luscombe 8 - This is a great airplane that was built starting in the 1930's. It is nice looking and a true classic... Luscomb 8 Luscomb Aircraft Luscomb 8A Luscomb 8A For Sale

Siai Marchetti SF260 - If you want a really cool airplane your going to want to have a look at the Siai Marchetti 260. It is a classic millitary trainer out of Itally and is really cool looking and probably very fun to fly! SF 260

Socata TB 20 Trinidad - This cool airplane is known for the fact that it is amazingly comfortable and fun to fly. Your going to have tons of room in this great 4 seater... Socata TB 20 Trinidad For Sale TB 21 TB 20 Socata TB 20 Socata TB 21

Stinson 108 - This is a classic airplane that was made quite a while ago. It is still a very popular airplane and people love to fly it. Stinson 108 For Sale Stinson Aircraft Stinson Voyager

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