John Deere L110 riding lawn mower
My husband and I purchased our John Deer from Home Depot in July of 2004.
We have had this riding mower ever since, with minimal repairs needed. Mainly just the normal wear and tear type things: blade replacement, oil changes, belt replacement.
My husband did have to replace the spindles on the mowing deck that hold the blades on this year and weld a weak spot by the discharge chute on the mowing deck, but after 4 years of continuous use that's not to bad.
On the whole this has been a durable riding lawn mower. We have over 1 acre of land which is grassed and the John Deere does a great job.
The John Deere is also used to haul a utility wagon for yard work: cut limbs, leaves, grass cuttings, and misc., so it gets quite a work out.
We have had other riders in the past (Craftsman, Murray, Sears).
The John Deere we have now has lasted the longest of all the riding lawn mowers. Price wise it is more expensive than the other brands we've owned, but has lasted longer, so I guess it has evened itself out on the original cost.
When we purchase another rider lawn mower we will definitely buy another John Deere.