Just stopped by the local Exmark dealer, they picked up Hustler in the last couple of years, have been Exmark for many years. Told him I heard the Mini Z was getting better reviews on here than the Phazer. He said yes, here too. Every Phazer they have sold has been back several times for some kind of repair, though he didnt get into details. He priced the 36" Mini Z for me at $4499, sounds like a winner to me. These same people told me last year, that all Exmarks were better than the Hustlers, so to change his mind, there must have been alot of Phazer headaches.