I bought one of these used and refurbished with a warranty and figured it would be worth the price savings. It definitely has proved to be an okay lawnmower. There are several features about this I like and several that I do not. I like that this mower has a couple different wheel settings so I can get a cut that is close, medium, or somewhat high depending on my needs and the particular season. I also like the pull start on this because it is so simple and easy to pull. The third aspect I like is the ease of fueling this mower. One of my previous mowers was almost impossible to fuel without spilling gasoline because of the positioning of the opening for gas. Finally, I like how easy this is to clean. I can just spray it out with the hose after I finish the lawn and all the clippings seem to come right off. A few aspects about the mower I didn't like is that it takes a while to start. The cord is easy to pull but even when I prime it, it can take half a dozen pulls for it to catch. I'm unsure if this is unique to the used one I purchased or not. A second thing I dislike is the side blower. The side blower pops off the mower at even the slightest bumps in the road. I can accidentally hit my porch or something in the yard and the blower pops right off. Finally, the wheels are hard to remove and adjust by myself. I almost certainly have to have my boyfriend or neighbor help because I can't seem to get the bolts undone without a second pair of hands. As far as cutting the grass, this is self-propelled but you still have to push. My lawn is fairly easy, however, on the steep grades, I always have to walk backwards and pull the mower instead of push it because I can't push it on the gradients. Performance It is self propelled but going up hill can be torture if you're like me with very little upper body strength. Handling It handles well enough on level land. I don't have issues with it unless I'm on a steep grade. Durability There are few things I think make this not as durable as it could be. The starter can take forever to get it to take off, the wheels are a pain to move up and down, and the blade seems to bend on a dime. Additionally, the blower pops off frequently. Safety It seems safe enough for adults but I wouldn't recommend for children. It's hard to push or pull uphill. Ease of Use It's easy to start up but it's hard to pull if you don't have a level yard. If you have a nice, flat yard, this mower works great. Engine Power On flat surfaces, this does great. If I'm on a hill, I have to use all my weight. It is self propelled to an extent but it is hard for a small woman like myself to pull and push on an incline.