Well I looked at a 2007 wright stander today 36 inch cut was asking $2500 for it said they would take $1,900 its at a local pawn shop mower has 500 hrs on it with 500 hours. So I get there and the mower was in good shape from just looking at it. Then I start to get look around the motor and noticed oil coming from one of the head areas (head gasket maybe) then I notice under the mower a rather large oil puddle. I tried to smell the oil and didn't smell like motor oil could it have been hydro oil? I also noticed the motor ran rough as well, I did drive it around the lot a bit never above 2-3mph it seemed to go good and every was tight. I told them I would buy it right now if it was not leaking the oil. Oh yeah it looked like the muffler hit something while mowing and had a coat hanger on it. I offered them $1,500 for it and said they couldn't do that they will just hang on to it and sell it when if warms a bit. Should I pass on this because this would be my primary mower. I might take a friend of mine with me to see if we can pin point where the oil is coming from. What do you all think I should do. I am half tempted to just get a sit down zero turn maybe a 34 or 48 I really need to be able to do yards with gates I don't have accounts yet what do you sugjest.