If you live in the Upper peninsula you can have an old beater to drive around town, but you better have a good snow thrower!!!! Honda snow throwers are second to none. Built to last throughout the tough winters the Copper Country has to offer, they are easy to start, quiet and can throw snow farther than other brand. I often say, I dont have to SELL Honda snow trhowers....they SELL themselves. Ask any one who owns a Honda and they will tell you why they love their Honda!!!.