M2 and anyone who has flown a Tri-Pacer: The PA-22 looks like a really good plane, pretty decent payload, good speed and dirt cheap to buy as far as planes go. I would like to own a plane sometime in the next few years, and based on purchase price and capability, the Tri-Pacer looks like a good possibility. It looks like the 150 horsepower one is the best bet. The things I would like to know about are maintenance issues (fabric doesn't look to be a problem as long it was properly painted and cared for), parts availibility and cost and front seat room (I weigh 250). I plan on getting my instrument rating; will it make a decent IFR platform? I won't need dual 530s or EFIS, just a pair of King nav/comms, a VOR indicator or two and maybe DME.