Hello all! (Here’s my first post, yay!) I’m a relatively new pilot with a bit over 150 hrs and currently starting my instrument rating. My budget will allow me to purchase an airplane by the end of 2020 so I’m starting to look around. Before you recommend other options like Comanche’s, Mooney’s, Bonanza’s, etc (which I have not discarded) please keep the comparisons on this thread to ONLY the Piper Arrow series. Anything outside of it will beat the purpose of this post. First, my mission: To regularly fly cross countries of anywhere between 500nm and 800nm with no fuel stops (if less than 550nm) or only 1 fuel stop (after 600nm). Desired cruise speed: No less than 135 kias Desired pay load: No less than 900 lbs Budget: $80,000 My research has brought me down to either the Arrow II or the Arrow III (I would like to leave the Arrow IV out of this thread too since I do not like the T-Tail at all). What I’m noticing/considering: At a glance the Arrow II carries 50 gal of fuel at a burn rate of about 10.15, and the Arrow III carries a nice 77 gal at a burn rate of 12.7 (according to AOPA). Payload seems similar. Is the extra fuel capacity worth the extra burn rate? Will it make a difference in trips under 800nm (cost vs time)? The Arrow II seems to have a much better climb rate than the Arrow III, is that something I should consider too? And there’s also the “Turbos”. Is it worth the extra maintenance cost? Will it help my mission? Turbo or not? So, based on everything mentioned above: Should I go for a Piper Arrow III or a Piper Arrow II? And should o go for a Turbo model or not? Thank You all in advance!! I appreciate everyone’s expertise!!