my dealer is 70 miles one way. It's tough to get in for repairs without scheduling a full day off plus leaving the machine for a few days for a big repair. I have to utilize the service truck more than I like to but it saves me fuel and time heading into town. When I am under warranty, the service truck calls are covered.. makes me wish I got my extended warranty like I used to. It paid for itself every time. Convenience and dealer support is important when choosing a machine when all else is equal. I have seen some great deals on machines in the past but there was no dealer support for them in this area. Since I'm not a mechanic by trade, it makes more sense to go with a machine that I know I can get parts and service for quickly. I am seeing more Taks in my neck of the woods working in creek beds and being towed to who knows where. It's rocky here so they must be tough.