I just googled 2011 exmark metro price, and this place came up. I forgot i was a member. I think i'm thinking the same way. I have small to medium lawns, and i was in a jam, so i bought an OLD exmark metro. This thing looks awful. I had stars in my eyes, and should have checked it out more, but like i say, i was in a jam. It tested great. It burns oil, pulls a little to one side, the muffler is almost non existent/broke away. I think i'm the fourth owner. BUT, it cuts great, and saves me a bunch of time. The whole unit looks neglected, but it seems like you can't kill it. All the engine info is gone, due to rust. I give this thing a half pull and it starts. Easiest starting mower i've experienced. I also like the fact that i can get local service. I do not want to mention any other brands, but i did have trouble getting service on my previous mower, no shops would touch it. I had to get used to braking instead of steering, but once I got used to it, it was very easy on my body, didn't make me exhausted. So, i am definitely exploring my options for spring 2012. I think i'm narrowed down to exmark, scag and toro. Thanks for price check
Forgive the dumb question, but what's ecs?