well i have 200 hours on my chariot lx and still i feel like the factory test dummy... first there was the broken deck belt at 16 hours and again at 75 hours. at that point they admitted the pulley they used in production had no roll to the edge and caused the belt to fray and break. and yes i had to wait on a simple belt to be ordered since the dealer had several of the same trouble from others ..great problem solved. then now at 200 hours with deck bearings full of grease as always i noticed a wobble in the outside blade spindle. it had a spacer from the factory that was a touch larger than the bearing center it rides on and wore down enough to touch the race of the bearing and stop the race. it then spun on the spindle shaft till there was alot smaller shaft in that area than the other. so again after waiting for parts it is fixed. the mech told me that all i can do is hope for the best on the others.after the warranty they cost is to be mine. do i buy another one in hopes the research and develpement i help out in is taking form at the factory?