Well we pulled the trigger on an 08 257B2 today. M11 package, 4 in 1 bucket, 4 YEAR/4000hr BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY. The salesman at our Cat dealer is extremely knowledgable and has been very good to deal with. I feel this is a very well built unit given a very close inspection and with that kinda warranty we have nothing to lose. The ASV dealership was just too far away and the salesman started to change his deal/story, so i didn't want to get screwed somewhere down the line with a he said she said warranty issue. Reasons we went with CAT...1) unbeatable warranty, 2) better quality, 3) closer dealership 4) better visibility IMO, 5) most importantly...MUCH SMOOTHER, RESPONSIVE, PRECISE PILOTS. Super stoked to get it to work in about 5 weeks time.