Cessna 172 Buyers Guide?

Is the buyers guide at http://www.aircraftbuyersguide.com/cessna172/ a good one, or is there a better one?

I'm planning to buy a 172 in Jan-Feb 2018 and am doing the research.




  • Scott ShererScott Sherer COO Forum Moderator
    Hi and thanks for writing. I can't tell you if the publication that you're looking at is any good. For $19.95, however, you don't have much to lose. Having said that, there are common sense items you'll need to know before purchasing a 172. For example: This is a two person plus full gas airplane. Figure about 400 mile range at 120 kts. The late 1970's and up are wonderful airplanes and if you're careful you can find a nice one older than that. Have a pre-purchase inspection done by a 172 knowledgable A&P mechanic and have him keep a sharp eye on corrosion. Avionics in the older birds will need updating. Good luck and stay in touch. We have an association A&P, Erich Rempert, that in addition to myself are here to help you!

    Scott Sherer
    Wright Brothers Master Pilot, FAA Commercial Pilot
    Aviation Director, Cessna Owners Organization Forum Moderator and Cessna Owners Author.

    Need help? Let me know!

  • bobcbobc Navigator
    Thanks Scott.

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