The engine seems very smooth and quiet, but maybe that's because I've spent so much time in older Skylanes, where the soundproofing was very minimal.
The question "What's new?" in regards to the Cessna Skylane is best answered with another question: "Since when?"
The latest additions to the airplane are few but impressive, and the list of features added when the T model was launched a few years back are numerous.
Coupled with the G1000 system's host of other impressive capabilities, these features give the Skylane a suite of avionics utilities that are hard to beat in a single-engine airplane of any description.
The upgrades that came with the launch of the 182T in 2004 are all there, too.They include several small aerodynamic improvements.