I definately give the John Deere 172 the first pick and the 160 next place. Next on the list would be the Craftsman GT at #10. As far as the rest I would stay away from them as Austen aready stated. It's very important to check the tractor out very thoroghly before buying. For example, just because a tractor is John Deere or some other name brand doesn't nessecarily mean it is a good buy; far more important is how well it was maintained.