Many Opions; I have had both Still have a 335 and 2 318 . The facts that We have are like this . The onan engine is a 3000, hour plus engine, The Kawie, Is about 1500, hours engine, The kaw, maintenance is double on the onan. for exanple the air filter the the kaw. is half the onan size yet it costs more.I'm talking over the counter. Not EBAY shopping., We classafy the 325/335/345. as lawn tractors. The 300/314/316/318 fall in the Garden tractors; My wife mows most of our lawns meny achers, I had a collection of 38 tractors, Including 2 425 s Her favorite, mower was the 318. and I bought her a X300 that was a mistake so was the L130. she cut for a while on them , then back to the 318. And as you all know . the women is allways right, Hay take your wife have her cut a bit of grass. You will go home with the right one , a happy man.