It makes quick work of the lawn when it's operational. Great maneuverability, easy to drive and handle. It seems like something always goes wrong with it. Belts break, tires go flat, nuts back off and fall out. The oil drain cock came loose from vibration. The muffler kept falling off. It doesn't cut that well, even with new blades. My old Craftsman riding mower, although slower and less maneuverable, cuts far more evenly and consistent. Durability It's had many minor problems. Latest was the drive belt breaking, leaving me stranded and having to trailer it back to the garage. The engine has been relatively trouble free.