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Old 05-03-2014, 07:51 AM   #1
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I am debating on whether or not to buy this one:

http://www.mowersdirect.com/Honda-HR...er/p10760.html

Or this one:

http://www.mowersdirect.com/Craftsma...er/p11128.html

consumersearch.com rates the Honda highly, but but doesn't show up on consumerreports.com. CR rates the Craftsman very high.
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Go to the local places and look at them. The engines are all pretty much the same. I have a 10 year old Craftsman that is still going strong. It is the engine that matters.



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Go to the local places and look at them. The engines are all pretty much the same. I have a 10 year old Craftsman that is still going strong. It is the engine that matters.
I ended up going with the Honda.
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You overpaid for a Honda. Basically the same as the Craftsman. Just cost you more to have the name "Honda" on it.



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You overpaid for a Honda. Basically the same as the Craftsman. Just cost you more to have the name "Honda" on it.
Based on reviews online on the most popular sites I'm quite happy with my purchase. Has a Craftsman for 9 years. Time for a change.
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Reviews do not matter online. Too many are faked. I go with what is going to not take a hit in my wallet. I am looking at least another six to seven years out of the Craftsman I have.

Keep the oil changed, change the spark plug, sharpen & change out the blade as needed, change the wheels when they start wobbling. A Lawn mower will last a very long time.



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Reviews do not matter online. Too many are faked. I go with what is going to not take a hit in my wallet. I am looking at least another six to seven years out of the Craftsman I have.
I'm happy for you. In the meantime I'll enjoy my Honda.
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Personally I buy cheap. When they break in 7 or 8 years you just move on without caring. Maybe the good ones last 15 years, I don't know, but so what...

I have a 4 year old Craftsman that starts on the first pull every time, with no choke or primer. Can't beat that.
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Personally I buy cheap. When they break in 7 or 8 years you just move on without caring. Maybe the good ones last 15 years, I don't know, but so what... I have a 4 year old Craftsman that starts on the first pull every time, with no choke or primer. Can't beat that.
Like I said I has a craftsman for 9 years. Just wanna try something different. No biggie.
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