We bought a new Toro and I couldn't be happier with it. I've used Hondas since they came out years ago and they are great machines if you've got 1200 bucks to throw at one. The thing I like most about the Toro as opposed to the Honda is the weight. The Toro is super light, cuts just as smoooth as the Honda, and costs 600 less. Not to mention the speed is significantly faster than the Honda.