With the Honda engine I notice maybe HALF the noise of the Briggs & Stratton. MUCH better fuel economy. I can mow a 100x100 lawn and have gas left in the tank. I don't have that "have to drain it over the winter" issue either. Just starts up every time. I hope it works well for you.
Looking to trade for an early 1988 Honda CRX HF (Pillar mounted seat belts)
just an update...i originally bought the mower for the great deal, not expecting to use the supplied bag. i failed to realize our new home has several trees, and w/ them come the "joy" of falling leaves.
so now, even tho the grass has stopped growing, i find myself "mowing" fallen leaves. NO MORE RAKING LEAVES!