Just out of curiosity, for academic discussion, do you guys have an opinion about Gulstream jets? They go from moderately expensive to OMG insanely expensive at the top levels like G550, and G650. The Gulfstream II is nicer than I thought with a range of nearly 3,600 NM, Gulfstream III has a range of 3,650 NM with eight passengers and IFR reserves. Gulfstream II's are going for as little as $700,000 tp $1,150,000. The cockpit looks very rudimentary, the GIII cockpit looks better but still old.
An aviation magazine said that Gulfstream jets don't seem to hold their prices as well as might be expected, but one person on these forums disagreed. Others say that Learjets, which have a very sexy appearance maintain their value better. $700,000 to 1.15 million for a GII seems hard to beat in comparison to a Lear 35/36 for example, comparing what you get for your money.
There's a Gulfstream 4 selling for $6.6 million, wow that is really low compared to what I was expecting.
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Boy, these prices are really low, I wonder if you could say the market is depressed? There's two Learjet 25's selling for $60,000 USD (each) just for parts as they said "everything has run out". I can't believe it! What do you think it would cost to make such a Lear 25 airworthy?
Learjet 60 for under $3 million, nice price!
I've been told in recent years that a Learjet 35 would cost about $100,000 USD/year to operate.
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I think it is good to dream big, it inspires one to work harder and reach for ambitious goals.
Any opinions on what it would cost to operate a Gulfstream jet per year? And any opinion about the quality in general of Gulfstream jets?