I bought the Craftsman 17.5 HP 42" Lawn Tractor around four years ago and haven't had any major problems with it. I like how easy this mower is to start and that it stays running with no problems. I have almost two acres and can cut the whole yard on one full tank of gas. It doesn't go through alot of oil like some others that I have owned in the past. I always get a smooth, even cut. This is a very dependable durable mower, as I have managed to run over everything that I can imagine and it still runs like brand new. The only complaint that I can think of, is that it will get bogged in taller or damp grass. Another great thing about this mower is how smooth it rides. I can go from flat land to bumpy and it doesn't jar me at all. If this mower were to go out today, I would gladly be purchasing another just like it. I would like to recommend the Craftsman 17.5 HP 42" Lawn Tractor to anyone. Whether you have one acre or ten to mow, this is a perfect riding mower for the job.