Originally Posted by Airmech
Having an A&P background helps with that aspect. I'm just a little nervous in getting something that expensive and having big issues right off the bat. Looking at the BBB is a good idea and will be my next step when I have time off.
You're an A&P, you'll be fine and you'll be on top of it. Very few have "big" issues out of the gate and a good inspection will help. It's just the little stuff - and that first shake down that will net some issues, absolutely nothing an A&P can't handle.
Again, "quality" (not more features) comes in at the $100k+ range... Below that, you're generally getting the same designs with some variations in warranty and customer support.