It seems every time I look on Craigslist there are 10 new lawn tractors for sale. Some are in pretty good shape, others are good for nothing but parts. Why can't people keep a lawn tractor in good shape? I have seen many that are only a few years old in very bad shape. The quality of new tractors isn't even close to that of older ones, but I have a newer Craftsman that is around 5 years old and it still runs and mows fine. It just seems that a lawn or garden tractor is just a disposable item to most people instead of a long-term investment. Thats why I love MTF. Because you guys know that a garden tractor is a long term investment instead of a 3 summer junk lawnmower. Sorry I just had to rant this was really bugging me.