The dealer I am hoping to work with hasn't gotten his shipment yet. He just signed about 10 days ago with the area distributor. I am completely sold on the construction of the Hustler line. I see some real safety concerns addressed by the construction and design. The more I read this forum, the more convinced I become that I am making a good, wise decision. I haven't decided on which one to get yet. Money is an issue. I prefer to pay cash, but don't quite have all of it. I am hoping that the dealer can come up with something. I am looking to put down $2000 to $5500. I think the rest could be financed easily enough. Anyone know if Hustler has any deals coming along in the financing arena?