Coil? I would say if that is all it needs it is definitely worth saving. Most don't like the V series (myself included most times) but if it is in good running condition (or easy fixable condition) it is worth getting.
Check for spark when it won't start. That will narrow it down.My uncle offered me his 10301 1995 silver series. It has all the accessories. It is in good condition cosmetically. He bought another mower. The issues it has is it runs great until you stop it to empty the bag, then it won't start. After it cools a little it will start right up again and runs fine until stopped again. Any ideas what would be causing this and is it worth fixing and running again? Thanks.