Is spending $1400 on a honda comm my best bet? $900 on a snapper? We had a snapper comm that was awesome but it was a dinosaur and finally quit. I always hated the bag on snappers though, especially if you have to dump it into a bag (almost impossible). My bro has a honda comm hes been using since 1990 and you never have to pull the cord more than twice. Of course, he takes extremely good care of it. I want one that will take some abuse because im sure not going to be the one using it, ha ha. The new hondas are mostly plastic now too. I bought a troy built with a 6.75 hp b&s engine thats a $300 pc of sh-t (couldnt resist b/c the hp). Just dropped another $400 on a husky with a 5.5 hp honda and now its bogging down and sputtering and the grass is not even thick. We've got a toro dealer and he said there's no comm toro push mower... is this true? I guess it doesnt matter if he wont get one anyway. Has anyone found a decent push mowerfor about $500 or am i going to have to throw down a grand or more on a freakin push mower?