I bought this tractor a few years back, and it has been nothing but exceptional. I've never once have had a problem with my tractor. It has good comfort when using it to mow or just driving it around when I do my yard work. It's easy to handle and do'es and excellent mowing job. It's always been reiliable,when I go to use it. Other than regular mantienence this tractor has needed nothing else. If anyone was looking for a dependable and relieable lawn tractor I would highly recommened this companies lawncare equipment. John Deere is probable thee best out their for lawncare. Also if you have any questions about your tractor or lawnmower the dealerships that handle the equipment are always their and quick to assit you with whatever needs you have. When I get my regular maintence I go to our local John Deere dealer and I in and out with all my needs fufilled. Any question they are willing to assist you and its been my experience that they make sure your satisfied when you leave.