Hello ya'll! I'm new to the site but have been mowin for quite a few years with the old 214. I'm lookin at gettin a newer ztr mower. My local dealer has a 2000 M653 with 740 hours on it. It has been sitting outside for quite a while but it starts up and runs great. The side of the deck that does the trimming isnt even scratched up hardly any. I was very surprised when I saw that. It was a repo unit from the North Carolina area. I know this for a fact cause he bought it there and brought it up here. He wants $3500 for it and says he really cant take any less. What do you guys think about this deal? I want to get a descent machine for about $3000, should I go with this one? I just want to tell you all that this is a great site to get information off of. Thanks a lot.