A cessna is a good way to build time. depending on the model you start in, it can be very tame, to a "bully" of sorts.
I like them mainly becuase the 152 and 172 models are low cost to operate, are very reliable, and can make a bad landing something of a non-event (there are exceptions!)
Also, find a good instructor, as that person will be the key to how good of a pilot you become.
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