Thought I would share my 11 month experience with a 2005 RC50 purchased new in 12/05. It has about 320 hrs at this point (I'm a part-timer). So far, the starter solenoid was replaced (which drove me to replace the battery before realizing the real problem), the tilt cylinders have been replaced twice (on third set now) and the latest is a new alternator. All replaced under warranty without protest, except for the alternator. The reason I'm paying for the alternator is that I took it to the "local" ASV dealer/rental outfit for this service (more to this story) versus the dealer I bought it from (2 hours away). Found out that only the dealer you purchase from can do warranty work per ASV agreement (this is what the local dealer is telling me). This is to discourage people from doing what I did (buying a little cheaper from another dealer). Anyway, this post isn't meant as a gripe session. None of these are major repairs and before you accuse me of tilt cylinder abuse, the service manager where I bought the machine found out that the manufacturer acknowledged that there was a bad batch of cylinders out there but couldn't pin it down to pull them out of circulation so they just keep throwing a new set on hoping its a good set. I really like the machine for what I use it for. The local dealer says the RC50 model is their ASV "bread and butter" machine. Just thought I'd share my experience to date.