Well made, reliable, and long lasting. Would definitely buy again. I really like that is is self-propelled, uses plain gasoline, and you can choose to mow with or without a bagger or mulch. Performance Does the job very well and starts reliably every time. It would be nice to have an electric start, but it always starts on the first or second pull anyway. Handling The self-propelled feature is very nice, but it is a bit heavy to handle for a woman. I like that is has numerous speeds to suit anyone's pace or to suit the conditions. Durability The only thing that I have had to replace on this mower since it bought it is the pull rope. I have had several mowers and this one has definitely been the most durable. Safety Has the typical safety features, such as automatic shut off when you release the handle. Ease of Use Very easy to use, and I like that you don't have to mix gas and oil for this motor. Putting the bagger assembly on and off could be a bit easier, but it's not bad. Engine Power It bogs down a little bit in extra tall grass/weeds, as does any mower, but overall it does very well and is perfect when you mow the grass before it gets out of hand!