OR a mid-timed late 70's or early 80's 182, heck, looking through the aerotrader, they even have ones with the Texas Skyways conversion listed in the low $100's. That gets rid of the plane's one big drawback; that darned O-470 is a bear, wish our club went with one when they had the engine overhauled.
The A36 Bonanza really doesn't belong in that list; it's a LOT more airplane than the others, cost wise, systems wise, INSURENCE wise, flying wise, ect. But if you're looking in that performance and price spectrum, I'd take a look at the Skylane. They'll fly 4+ hours with 4 adults and baggage at 135 knots and not be over weight. They'll get you in and out of a short strip, and make great insturment platforms. I've our club's 182 to Florida for spring break with 3 friends, and up to Oshkosh twice, and let me tell you, if you can close the doors, it will fly; literally; we filled the cabin and still had room W&B wise.
Cost wise, lemme check around for recent maininance records, but barring major mechanical problems (an issue with high-time O-470's I'm told) you're not looking at that much more than a Skyhawk; 2 more jugs, 4 more plugs and a govener is about all there is more on the annual. Well, that and bladders on older models. Fuel burns are around 11-15 gph, which is similar to the high side of an Archer III's.
Other solid airplanes in this price rance/category are the Piper Dakota's, Comanche's (if you MUST have retractable gear) and Grumman Tigers.
Also, might I reccomend taking a look at the newsgroup rec.aviation.owning? You're likely to find a LOT of help there on this subject, as it comes up quite often, if you don't have newsgroup access, just use http://groups.google.com
I'll see what I can find on my club's financial records as far as aircraft expenses go, granted much of our maintinace is owner assisted, so that helps out a lot.