I’d buy it, but that’s speaking from someone who plans to own and fly no matter what. I’m gonna fly regardless of all sorts of things, economy, insurance, age, etc. If I’m in good health, guess what? I’m going to fly my happy arse off! I bought one just over 18 mo ago. 1981 A36. The airplane market was high, but I found a sweetheart. It’s actually gone up considerably in value since the purchase. Crazy, I didn’t expect that! Bought one in 2000. 1975 C172. It was excessive because we had young kids then. Now it’s worth 4 times what I paid. Yes, I still have it. Bought in 1988. 1964 C150. I couldn’t afford it out right. The seller let me pay half down and make monthly installments. All based on a handshake. He ended up being one of my best friends and I miss him now. Made a 30% profit on that one when I sold it 5 years later. Bought in 1986. 1947 Stinson 108-1. (See my pic on the top left) There’s no way I could afford it. I was in A&P school. Bought it out of a salvage yard with a small bank loan. Couldn’t even fly it until I got my A&P license and signed it off in 1987. Should have kept it but someone made me a great offer after only putting a dozen or so hours on it. None of these decisions wold have received a financial planner’s approval. Good thing I didn’t care. Each of them brought joy to my life. Yes, I studied my decisions to purchase, but I never micro analyzed the market or my balance sheet. I’m gonna fly and work on my airplanes until I can’t do it anymore. Period! Too many people pass on the stuff they love and regret it later.