1st post on here: So we live in Florida most the year but have a summer home up in Michigan where we spend all summer (2-3 months). Up to this point I have always flown commercial commuting back and forth (own a business and office is in FL), however I am now entertaining flying myself. Where we live in Michigan, the closest commercial airport is about a 2 hour drive and involves connecting flights to make it to FL (total travel time of 7-8 hours) but there is a small airport where I got my PPL about 15 min from our house. The total distance from there to the airport by our house in FL is about 900nm. I've been thinking of buying a 6 seater to fly myself back and forth over the summer (probably cut my flight time down to 5 hours +/-) and as well have the room to fly the family (wife & 3 small kids) . I've been looking at the 3 main options of Bonanza A36, Saratoga, and Cessna. I really like the club seating and it seems the Saratoga (retractable) would be best for useful load and not far off speed of the A36's. Anything I'm missing or should be thinking of? So far the majority of my flight time has been in a 182 so I have my high performance and complex endorsements and am about to start my IFR training as I definitely want that for the long commute if I do go this route. Thanks for any input!