It was a year ago now, but I had my first experience with a Personal Pace. The mower was a cheaper model, steel, with a 6HP or so Tecumseh. I call it 'Pacer' because the man who owned it hated it, and nailed the tag of an AMC Pacer to the drive handle. I must say, I liked the design a lot, shame they don't make the classic 'Rear Bagger 21' type deck in that arrangement. I believe this was a front wheel drive model.. but I really don't remember now. Alas, the engine blew a hole through itself 30 seconds from completing the last job it had in 2014, and it was scrapped. I have to believe it was about a 6 year old machine, at least. The neighbor also has an extremely unreliable John Deere with a similar system. Gotta say, I like it.