I have a 6hp craftsman 21" push mower, rear bagger, and it is 6 yrs. old, I started having trouble with it last week, it became hard to pull/start, and I found out the oil level was really low, I hadne't check it forever, so I think I damaged the engine by not checking or adding oil as needed, and now the mower is smoking, and shooting oil out onto the deck, so tommorow I am going to buy a new one, from sears. What do you think about these mowers? Don't say they are cheap, cause mine lasted 8 yrs, and probably longer if it wasn't for my carelessness! I am going to get the 21" 6.5hp rear bagging unit for 199.99 its on sale, list price is 300.00. Tell me what you think!