After much debate, I've decided to bite the bullet and get a Z next year. I am a little leary because my area is hilly, but I will just have to get used to it. I can get some good end of year deals, but it's still a lot of cash for one of these machines. I've been trying to save some $$ this summer to buy one, but the drought had other plans for me! I hate to finance one and have another monthly payment to deal with, but I don't have much choice. What did you guys do?