The Honda line of snowblowers are simply excellent. I have the AM model and my only regret is that I didn't get the AA model with remote chute control. My AM model will not allow me to blow snow perpendicular to a wall/fence because the adjustment handle
extends out past the width of the machine forcing it to straighten back out while blowing. It took about 1 hour to sell mine and I immediately replaced with the HS720AA. It is ridiculously easy to start. From completely frozen cold start the engine is running
3/4 of the way through the first pull. My friend didn't believe me until I showed him I could start it by pulling the cord with 1 finger.