The 700 is the replacement for the 1500. Other than the 700 having the transaxles and the 1500 having wheel motors is there any major difference in the two? My local dealer hasn't been a lot of help in answering questions. They don't stock the 700, but can get one. So I haven't been able to see them side by side. Another dealer a little farther away has both, just haven't made the trip out there yet. The 700 can be bought for about $500 cheaper. I am just wondering if their any upgrades to the 700 that the 1500 doesn't have? Are the wheel motors signifigantly better than the transaxles? Logic tells me to buy the newer model for less money, just wondering if the 1500 is built better than the cheaper replacement?