Hello, I currently have my PPL and have decided that I would like to get my instrument, commercial and ultimately my CFI and ATP. Over the past few years I have acquired over 280 hours through renting a 172M. I have decided that buying my own plane would be better, as I can be making payments for the cost of rental and eventually own the plane. However, I am interested buying a 182 or Maule MT7-235. I know most training is done in 172's, archers or even arrows. Just wondering if a 182 or the Maule would be too big of a plane for such use? Thanks in advance for everyones input.