I have read a number of threads on here covering this topic but the threads seem to mostly cover someone buying their "forever plane" and training for PPL. My question is different (I think.) I am wondering about buying a trainer. I am brand spanking new to flying (2 hours). I don't want to buy my "forever" plane because I have no idea what I will want. I want to buy a well maintained, inexpensive plane to learn in, maybe keep, maybe sell. My reasoning is the following: 1. Pride of ownership 2. I want to learn in a tailwheel and they can be hard to come by for rentals 3. No scheduling issues 4. Inexpensive to fly (4.5 galllons/hour) 5. I get to know aircraft There are plenty of rentals locally so that is not the issue. I have been looking at a well maintained Aeronca Champ 7EC. I would hangar it at $400/mo. The closest airport for hangar is 10 minutes further than the closest with rentals, so there would be a bit of extra drive time. Financially, I could afford a $100k+ plane- but I have no interest in that level of commitment nor what I would even want. I figure down the road, once I am proficient, if I have a specific mission (xc) I could just rent or if I want, buy. I have heard from a buddy that I will quickly want a faster/more powerful plane. Thougths? I guess my biggest fear is buying it and in 10 hours being bored with the plane and having the hassle of trying to find a buyer. I put a high value on my time. In my mind I will have more flexibility owning vs renting (plane is always there, ready to go)- but that could be a fallacy. Input appreciated.