Used Aircraft Guide


Cessna 210 Centurion

Cessnaís premier single is a wonderful machine when itís working right. And thatís the trouble ... itís sensitive to proper maintenance.

[IMGCAP(1)] The upper end of the nonpressurized, single-engine retractable market is sparsely populated. If you need one of these big, fast, six-place load haulers, your choice is essentially limited to the 36-series Bonanzas, the Piper PA-32R Lance/Saratoga, and the non-pressurized Cessna 210 Centurion.

The Bonanza is widely regarded as the king of this particular hill, but the 210 can offer quite respectable performance and load-lifting capability for a lot less. The Piper is closer in price, but is both slower and slightly short on load carrying. There is a catch, however: 210s have a reputation for gear problems and poor quality of construction.

The 210 in many ways is a truly rema...

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