I'm looking into buying an airplane and was really interested in a 170 but they all have the 145 HP 6 cylinder continental engine unless they have been modified. Believe me I'd like to find one modified with a 180 HP, but can't find one in Alaska. I'm a new pilot and not ready to fly one up from the lower 48.
I've heard bad things about this engine does anyone here have an opinion. Should I hold out for something with a different engine?