Hi all! I'm a ~200hr private pilot in Sacramento, currently working on my instrument. I've been thinking about buying a plane (or getting into a partnership) for a while now. For a long time, my top choice was a Vans RV6, 7, 8 or 9. They look awesome, and you get great performance for the price. I'm now starting to consider a purchase more seriously, but we're planning to have a kid very soon, which means a 2 seater wouldn't be an option anymore. My mission: cross country (i.e. Sacramento to Los Angeles/Vegas), basic IFR (steam gauges + GNS430W?), can fit 2 relatively small adults (160lbs and 125lbs) plus a kid. Budget: ideally 50-80k. Most of my flying has been in C152 and C172. The 172 is an obvious option, but I would love a plane with a bit more speed for longer cross countries. Finding a used RV-10 would probably be the way to go, potentially slightly over my budget and they seem to be really hard to find. Any recommendations?