i have a few toros and they are homeowners and are just not making it through the day. my self propelled one is from 86 and all the tires are bare and the cables have been replaced 3 times. the wheels keep fallin off no matter what and it has worn down where the bolts are making the cut off and it cant mulch or handle tall grass ps its only 3.5hsp! theres little engine life in it so i am adding a new 2 to the setup it will get used about 5-6 hours per week this season and about 20 next year so i am going with the 5.5 hsp suzuki toro with bbc and selfpropell. the honda dealer is 45 min away, ariens and snapper the same, my dealer is great and he used to have lawnboy but did away with them, exmark isa good drive away as well and the deere dealer sucks. the dealer said the machines are usually $999 but he said he would give it to me for 900 anytime is his a good price?