I made the mistake of buying my Dad a Husqvarna self propelled mower, key start, mulching, etc. Brand new from Sears, on sale for about $250 or so. 21" or 22". Came with two year warranty. His main mower is a rider, so he only used this new one a handful of times, we guess between 8 and 10 times. It still looks brand new, honestly, brand new. Never left in rain, always stored in shed, never transported in vehicles, etc. Oil was full, blade was sharp, etc. Exactly 25 months (a little under 2 months past warranty) it froze up. Locked up tight, string won't budge. I called them. They refused to do anything about it, and have promised me TWICE now that they will return my call to "resolve" this issue, but BOTH time, have failed to do what they said they would. No calls from them. Obviously, I will no longer purchase Husqvarna junk. I have Husqvarna chain saws that are awesome, but also have Stihl. Now it's a no-brainer what to buy when I replace my saws. Anyway, a warning to home owners out there, STAY AWAY from Husqvarna, they are evidently made to last for about the length of warranty. Sad.