If I'm in the market for a new car, I can go to Consumer's Reports or the like, and browse through the repair history of a particular vehicle over the past few years. I could also look at the J.D. Power and Associates list of initial quality on the same vehicles. Is there something similar in the pro lawn care arena? I'm aware that choosing your dealer is as important, as choosing your equipment's brand, but I'm sure I wouldn't want to buy equipment from the greatest dealer around, if it turns out that the equipment is prone to breakage, and is therefore always at the dealership for repairs. I'm looking for a residential ZTR (3/4 acre), but hopefully with commercial quality. I'm leaning towards a Hustler FasTrak, or Mini FasTrak. I've also looked at Dixon, Ferris, Scag, and a host of purely residential machines. As a non-pro, this machine has got to last me a good 10 years or so, and at the relatively high price for homeowner use, I cannot afford to buy the automotive equivalent of a Yugo, or a Pinto, etc... (my apologies to Yugo and Pinto owners ) So, getting back to my first question, is there some sort of ratings guide for this type of equipment?