Ok I am looking for a few suggestions here because I am considering moving up the aluminum ladder. Here are my needs, 6 seats, 500 nm range, 950# useful load with full fuel under $150K. I would like IFR w/WAAS GPS and coupled AP, the ability to work runways less than 2000', and under $100K
The intended use is airport to airport with the occasional gravel runway (Seldovia, Hope, etc) and to be a SUV for some cross-country family adventure. I am open to twins or single. Probably the most influential factor in the decision will be the ease and cost of maintenance and fuel consumption (MPG not GPH).
What are your suggestions and why? Thanks