I got rained out from having the demo delivered tomorrow so it looks like I won't get to try it out until the weekend.
I got rained out on the weekend as well. Meanwhile the grass is loving all this rain and growing like crazy.
The dealer finally delivered the demo last night and I mowed the very tall, very wet grass with it in mulch mode. I fully expected it to bog down as my Craftsman would but it handled it very well. I rode her hard and put her away wet. Will take it out this morning and clean her up.
What I observed about it is as everyone here said. No 12V outlet, gas gauge shows for only a second and disappears. Did not check for bluetooth.
I will need to drive it some more but first impressions are as follows:
The steering wheel feels small and I don't care for the hard plastic surface texture. Probably I would look for some sort of cover for it.
The height of the pedals seem a little off so transitioning between forward and reverse was clumsy. The braking is a little harsh if the pedals are released quickly.
I didn't like that I could not easily see where the rear wheels are pointing when turning the steering wheel while stationary. It was also hard to anticipate which way the deck will move but this is something one just has to get used to.
Ground speed felt a little slow and so I wonder how well it will do pulling my sweeper which really needs speed to throw the clippings to the back of the hopper. I will have to get the wife to race me with her on the Craftsman to see how they compare. To be fair, I had modified the Craftsman to go faster.