Purchased this mower when I lived in Chicago in 1986. Move to NC then to Pa, back thru IL, to California, Maryland and now Virginia. Let me say this, it still runs great, cranks on first pull, and does a super job all these years. I have had no major issues, just a tire, a primer bulb, and last week the handle bar broke in half at the engage lever. But after a call to my local dealer, I had a new handle bar in two days and back at it. I thought about a new mower, but why? This is a super mower, and it still looks great!