If you have the money (120M Cr should do it), then the Python for AIE missions (it can land at outposts, and is a freaking tank).
If you have the money and any self respect, get the Clipper.
You may be limited to landing at larger stations, but that’s where all the hot chicks are anyway.
If you have the money (again 120M Cr is a good start), an FdL is a great investment in the ‘kill stuff’ lineup.
*Disclaimer; have both.
Missions (and crying into my beer) in the Python, joy riding (chasing/killing/etc) in the Clipper.
FdL may have been retired for the time being…