Okay folks, you may have read through my Skymaster thread, now I want to shift gears a bit and talk about a little bit different plane. I have an opportunity (if you see it that way) to get my hands on a Cessna 175 for what I think is a good price. I do not have all the details on the particular aircraft yet, but I believe it has a mid time engine, and the mechanic says it's a solid plane. Until I get all the details in a day or two, I thought I'd get some oppinions on the type. Here's what I know: The geared down GO300 engine has gotten a bit of a reputation as not being very reliable. Some feel the reputation is as a result of pilots having a tendancy to run it like a regular O300 engine at 2300-2500 RPM instead of the recommended 2900-3100 RPM, which causes cylinders to run hot. Speed is between a 172 and 182 of the same vintage, but on par with a newer 172 with more HP. About 1000 lbs. useful load. 9-10 GPH Good short field capability. Engine parts can be hard to find. Only 1200 hr. TBO (because of the higher RPM I guess?) That's about all I know about 'em. What do ya think?