We have had this lawn mower for several seasons and have not had any complaints about it. When shopping for it, we compared to other brands of mowers and are very happy with the value and performance of the Cub Cadet Performance Lawn mower works great for mowing the lawn and picking up leaves in the fall. At times the leaves will get plugged up in the bagging system and one bag fills up first and starts to overflow put otherwise the mower works great for our needs. Handling Doesn't turn as great as a zero turn lawn mower, but we didn't want to pay the price for a zero turn lawn mower either. This lawn mower works great around the landscaping as well. Durability Have not had any issues with the mower. we have done regular maintenance such as sharpening blades and oil changes, but other than that have not had to do anything to the mower.