Thanks Andrew, you are very sharp I'm glad I asked you. There must be a way to get a Rodney Dangerfield ride (like Caddyshack) for less $$.
This website always has a good spread of prices, what do you think of this one http://www.aircraftdealer.com/aircra...340A/34354.htm here is a list of others http://www.aircraftdealer.com/aircra...0000&x=36&y=13
In the past I've seen Lear 35's for as low as $400,000. in fact there are a few here http://www.aircraftdealer.com/aircra...00000&x=49&y=4 How bad do you think their repairs would be....... (I'm cringing, covering my head w/ one arm......). I nearly bought one when I was out of college, nearly struck it rich. Now days however, it is mandatory that you be a rock star with lots of controlled substances to be able to afford it and numb enough not be bothered by the cost of filling it up!! A trip down the coast in a simulated Lear 25D cost me $9,500 simulated dollars in fuel, while the much more economical Lear 35 cost me I think a mere $5,000. A simulated Gulfstream 550 trip down to Florida cost a simulated mind boggling $25,000 (these are all round trip figures based on inaccurate simulated fuel burned but real world fuel prices at their respective airports). The Bonanza as you can imagine was considerably cheaper. But it would be better to be able to fly high and fast somehow, at least a twin piston prop maybe. At least that is the dream.