Been snooping out used aircraft and found a number of Champs for sale as well as some Cubs. One Champ is only 180 miles from my place with a price tag of $14K. The highest price I saw for a Champ was $25K, compared to the price on Cubs that started in the mid $40Ks and went up from there.
The $14K Champ had no transponder or radio, but did have the basic instruments to fly VFR. Didn't write the engine specs down as I'm window shopping right now, but the seller advised it's ready to fly as soon as the buyer's check clears.
I'm sure some of you have experience with both, why the price disparity, and is the Champ suitable for Off Airport operations? Is there some issue with Champs that I have not yet uncovered that puts their value so much less than a comparable Cub?