I'm very happy with this blower. It was between this and the Ariens 926079. I went to my local Honda and Ariens dealers to get my hands on both units. The build quality
was comparable, but the fit and finish of the Honda just blew the Ariens out of the water. Believe it or not, I do find myself wanting for power with the Honda from time to time. I think the perfect machine would be Honda's powered chute and deflector on the
Ariens platform. Still, I'm very happy with the purchase and would choose the Honda again. And even in rural Wyoming at -5 degrees, there's really no need whatsoever for heated grips. Ariens should focus future development on a powered chute. The convenience
of Honda's joystick-controlled chute and deflector can't be overstated.