Overall -- 5 stars. I use it to clear an 1100 foot driveway in the mountains west of Denver. Wind is always a challenge but the chute is very easy to adjust and since the blower throws the snow 15-20 feet it has no problem getting the snow away from
the road in one direction or another. Easy starting, even with the pull rope. Occasionally my wife has a problem keeping the blower running in a straight line, but this is less of a problem for me (when my wife lets me use it).