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  and it is clear that Textron supports the avionics in the earlier models.
While this platform is 15 years old, it is still more capable than 90 percent of the GA fleet, giving me everything I need. Critics of the G1000 seem to hold it to an ideal while comparing aftermarket glass avionics only to each other. And repairs and upgrades aren’t cheap, whether for a G1000 or a modular system. My Bonanza upgrade in 2012 cost $33,000. I was fortunate that I didn’t have any significant interface issues, but that isn’t the case for many people. And as much as I loved the Bonanza panel, the G1000 is just easier to use and more capable.
After six years of ownership, I really love the G58. The only reason I would consider a different plane is that my kids are getting bigger and our trips longer, so a higher useful load would be beneficial. Bottom line, if I had to do this again, I’d be thrilled to buy a G58.
The Baron has allowed my family to travel safely around the country for years – carrying us to some of our most memorable vacations.
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 other volunteers
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