As soon as the season is underway, and a little cash flow is coming in, I believe I'll buy a Dixie. The dealer that I have chatted with has gave me prices that is really comparable to the turftiger and the great dane chariot. As far as the appearance of the machine...I don't care. I get paid for mowing and doing a good job, not by the appearance of the machine. Overall, at least for wide open mowing, the dixie is going to be a good business purchase. Nothing against exmark, but I have ran a demo, and really didn't care for it, I guess its really just personal preferance. Thanks to everyone who replied to my message earlier, your info and wisdom will not be forgotten.