So I found a decent deal on a '04 48" exmark turf tracer hp in my area. No hour counter, but he estimates 300 hours. The tires are about half worn making me think more like 600+ hours. It started right up w/ the electric start. Blades sounded good. He's looking for $2500, but when I went to look at it it was in this guy's garage. It appeared to recently have been covered with snow (snow still sitting on top of the deck), the deck and blades were rusty too. There was also snow/ice sprayed around the garage like he engaged the blades before I showed. So, it may very well have sat in a pile of snow, completely exposed to the elements. I'm thinking about taking a pass on it, but haven't been able to find any concrete info on what an exmark acts like after being left out over winter. Anyway, my question is: is this worth the $2500 and what will have to be put into it to make it 100% seeing as it was probably left outdoors in a MN winter? Been a big fan of the site for a long time, finally setup account! There's more experience and expertice here than anywhere else I've found on the internet, thanks for all the help in advance!