Hi folks I'm trying to buy my first aircraft and of course thought of the beloved C172, it will fulfill my mission although there are version that will do it better or worse. I have one aircraft that has been offered to me from someone I know, and I would like to incline towards that one but don't feel 100% sure just yet , I wanted to do some research about prices and conditions, since I don't want to let the fact that I know the prev owner be a part of the decision. If you guys can help me to get an idea about price and if I should do it or not, it would be great. I know that there are many many factors involved and an accurate value is kind of impossible but an estimation will work. We have not talked about a dollar figure yet but I know it will be less than $20K Just in case: I'm a private pilot with about 160hr total time, and working on mi Instrument rating right now. The aircraft on deal is: 1957 Cessna 172 (straight tail) Basic VFR only Instruments: Airspeed, Altimeter, V speed, Compass, Turn Coord Engine Gauges: Oil press, Oil temp, Tach, Amps Fuel Gauges Transponder KT76A (classic simple one) Radio (only Comm 1) Icom IC-A220 (Digital-New recently installed) AC total time says 2600 (not sure how reliable that is indeed (doing some extra research on it) Eng 280 SMOH Prop 900 SPOH Engine Continental O-300 Aircraft flew only 110hr in the last 2 years Exterior and Interior I would say about 7/10 The interior is actually very nice and looks good, just the panel looks old and has a couple cracks at the bottom, but seats, doors and ceilings are in very good condition. Exterior is painted in plain silver color, nothing fancy, not pretty but ok. I know he is expecting less than $20K for this ac, but I'm not sure how much is about right and I've been asked to put in an offer that I consider ok Any ideas?