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Honda HRX217VKA Gas Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers Reviews & Ratings

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Honda HRX217VKA Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (96)
High Quality (84)
Easy To Start (75)
Reliable (56)
I'd Buy It Again (38)
Cons
Expensive (57)
None (33)
Heavy (21)
Low Quality (7)
Difficult To Use (7)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Matt H.
Mount Pleasant, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quiet Mower, Groomed Lawn
Purchased this mower in April 2015, used about 10 times now. Mower is a pleasure to use-- takes the work out of mowing. It's operable one-handed, most difficult thing with mowing is deciding what beverage to hold while doing it. Twin blade system does a great job of leaving a smooth lawn and very small clippings. I would definitely buy again.
Matt Recommends This Honda Mower
Matt's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to find what I was looking for on their website. great price, fast shipping... what else could I want?!"
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Charles B
Fayetteville, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/26/15
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
I Expected More
I purchased this mower a little less than two years ago due to its rating by Mowers Direct, numerous positive reviews and its expected quality being a Honda product. I always use top quality fuel with fuel stabilizer but when I went to crank it up this season the mower would not keep a stable idle and would not fully throttle up. I checked the air filter, spark plug and the gas was clean. I contacted Jose who confirmed that the mower had a 5 year warranty. I brought the mower to a local... more
Pros: Quiet, Features
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Unreliable
Charles Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Pablo M.
Pasco, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/25/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Bit Pricey But So Far Well Worth It!
After becoming a first time home-owner I had to go out and buy my first lawnmower. I did extensive research and all recommendations kept coming back to Honda lawnmowers and the HRX217VKA as the best bang for my buck. It was more than I initially wanted to spend but this thing is a beast!

I have never owned a self-propelled mower and this thing makes mowing so much easier even at minimum speed. It was also my first mower that mulch's (hadn't done my own mowing for over 15 years).

I look... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Features
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Pablo Recommends This Honda Mower
Pablo's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct made my first lawnmower purchase simple. The web site holds a lot of information and the reviews were easy to read."
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Dennis H.
Warren, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/25/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My First Day With A New Honda
In the first 150 feet the front left wheel detached from the mower and went part way down the street. I was forced to shut down to retrieve the wheel and reattach. I had some difficulty restarting due to the engine being cold. Eventually, with the wheel attached and tightened, it has been cutting and running just fine now for a month. I suspect this may be partially my fault as I did not follow directions to tighten all nuts and screws prior to first usage. Oh well, they're tight now and i... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Heavy
Dennis Recommends This Honda Mower
Dennis's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct was easy to work with and certainly related to my on-line order in a hurry."
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George L.
Omaha, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
My Super Recycle Toro Is A Way Better Mower I Just Fixed It
I now have 2 lawn mowers running, Toro Super Recycler that does a excellent job mulching grass and leafs. The Honda that consumer mag rates better than the Toro. They're wrong, they must never cut grass. The Honda, with the door closed on mulch setting, the space behind the closed mulch door will fill up with large grass clippings. The Toro lawn mower with the plug to mulch, there is just a tiny bit of grass clippings in that same area as the Honda. The Honda leaves large grass clippings when... more
Pros: Easy To Start, Fast
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use, does not mulch close the door to mulch i have to put a small bag
George Does Not Recommend This Mower
George's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Bad, I do not care for the new Honda mower."
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Tom M.
Avon, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/24/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid Mower
Great mower, what can you say- it's a Honda. Solid. It works. Nice cut. Easy to operate.

Love the mulch/bag selector (you can set which portion of the clippings you want bagged and mulched). Drive control is adjustable and easy to operate.

One thing, this mower hauls *ss, you won't come near the max setting on the speed dial unless you like to run while mowing. No regrets.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Tom Recommends This Honda Mower
Tom's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"First time buyer, came away very impressed. Fast shipping, great communication, product as advertised. Will definitely buy from MD again."
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Dan R.
Firestone, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/13/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Mower, You Are Paying For A Quality Machine!
Very easy to start and has even cutting, no need to go over where you have mowed before to get patches that were cut uneven, this little joy does it all in one pass.

Excellent build quality, sturdy and strong. The dual blades cut the pieces of grass smaller so more fits into the bag. I do save time mowing not having to empty the bag as frequently.

The self drive motor is very responsive and even on the lowest level you can manage to mow the yard in a short period of time (on high level... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Dan Recommends This Honda Mower
Dan's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"So simple and quick to purchase online, shipping turn around was quick too. The reviews and ratings made it very easy to chose the mower you need for your yard. Very pleasant experience with Mowers Direct and will use them again in future."
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Michael P.
Lakeview, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/10/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Lawnmower I've Ever Owned
Starts with 1 pull, the cut is 2nd to none. Love that you can pick whether to bag or mulch or anywhere in between.

Adjustable speed control is nice too. All around awesome product. You pay top dollar but you get what you pay for.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping, great price."
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Elaine F.
Wray, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/17/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Totally Pleased
My wife could not start our old mower, so our first reason for choosing Honda was for ease in starting the machine. Several friends testified to their Honda serving them well, always starting, being reliable.

Now we also tell our friends how happy we are with our Honda, and even my wife has no trouble starting the mower.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Start, Reliable, easy to empty bag
Elaine Recommends This Honda Mower
Elaine's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy peasy to order, arrived lickity split."
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Steven W.
Henderson, NV
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/15/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
Very easy to start. I have mowed through some pretty thick grass without stalling. The self propelled speeds are easy to adjust.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Start, Reliable, Features
Cons: Shuts off motor when releasing gears.
Steven Recommends This Honda Mower
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Logan P.
Bentonville, AR
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing Mower
I am 15 years old. I have my own small lawn care business. I have 12 lawns, and the mower is doing great. Today I mowed a wet and long lawn. It did amazing! It plowed right through with no problem. The dual blades works really well. I would highly recommend!
Logan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Richard B.
Decatur, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/13/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good, With One Exception
When I opened the box, I was impressed by the quality of materials and construction. Everything appeared to be made to close tolerances.

I put in oil and gas, and it started on the first pull. That was impressive. Adjusting the wheel height was easy.

The assembly of the bag and frame should have been straightforward, but the gap between the top of the mower deck and the top of the bag made it seem like something was wrong. I looked at HRX217's online and saw that the gap was normal.

I don't... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Spews dirt and clippings
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
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Edward C.
Calhan, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/17/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Self Propelled Lawn Mower Ever
I'm 68 and have owned a lot of push lawn mowers in my day but this by far surpasses any that I've had in the past. Points as to why.

It cuts 4-5 ft tall weeds with 1/4" to 1/2" stalks without dying.

It breezes through foot tall grass with ease.

Able to mow for full hour of constant running without needing to stop for gas.

Starts on first pull every time unless you're out of gas.

Some notes:

Don't forget to have it adjusted for altitude. It will run but... more
Edward Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ken E
Massapequa, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/9/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hardly Anything Is Perfect
When string is pulled, it starts. The mowers' wheels are not made of rubber which makes for a more bumpy ride. If the grass is moist, the clippings adhere to the inside walls. After mowing, the mower needs to be turned on side for hosing. The variable speed dial can move on its own, causing the mower to slow down.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Start, Fast, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Ken Does Not Recommend This Mower
Ken's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower delivered as promised."
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Arthur G.
Madera, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/20/17
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
An Exceptional Mower To Use
For decades, I've used another brand of mower so this is the first Honda mower that I've ever used. It's a sweet ride for three main reasons. First, the paddle to control mower speed is convenient and easy to use even in the middle of mowing. Second, the mower does a great job of creating a suction under the blade which means the mulching is exceptionally done. And lastly, the mower is quieter than I expected, making my mowing experience more enjoyable!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Awkward oil fill location
Arthur Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jesus N.
Arlington, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/21/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mowers Direct Experience
Saw this lawnmower in home Depot and decided to look from it on the Internet,price was the same but free shipping and zero taxes got my attention,got my lawnmower in 4 days,really impressed with the service.
Jesus Recommends This Honda Mower
Jesus's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Would recommend mowers direct to family and friends"
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Tom J.
Springville, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/11/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217vka
Pros: Probably the best self-propelled mower you can buy for the money. Cuts all types of grass, short or tall without a problem, plenty of power to get the job done.

Solid construction with near indestructible deck material. Easy pull start with adjustable speed controls.

Cons: The only complaint is a counter balance issue. Once the bag is maxed full the mower can easily tilt backwards. So often times you are holding the mower up from backward tilt. Emptying the bag a little earlier... more
Tom Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Tom,
Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to hear from you again sometime.
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Tom's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct is the place to buy mowers. Fast delivery, excellent service. Mowers Direct A+++"
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Robert K
Myrtle Beach, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/5/17
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not Impressed
Adjustable self propelled feature doesn't work properly
Cons: Expensive, Difficult To Use
Robert Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Robert,
I do apologize for the issue that you're experiencing with your lawn mower. I understand how frustrating it can be when a machine doesn't work properly. Fortunately this unit is covered by a 5 year warranty so I would highly recommend that you contact a certified repair center so that your mower can be fixed at no cost to you. I've listed a few that are located near you. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We will do our very best to assist you. Thank you as always for your business and I hope you have a great day.

Revels Turf and Tractor, LLC
3420 Macklen Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588-6303
(843) 293-4900

Surfside Equipment Rental & Sales
2301 Glenns Bay Rd
Surfside Beach, SC 29575-5653
(843) 650-8192

M & M Outdoor Sales & Service
2301 Highway 378
Conway, SC 29527-4917
(843) 397-3535
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Michael E.
Charlotte, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/12/17
REVIEWED
APR.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I've Ever Owned
Excellent mower. Mulching and speed is superior to anything I've owned. Highly recommend. Having just turned 60, I was looking for something to ease me through to retirement and this was it. Mower starts with one gentle pull every time. Self propelled feature pulls me around the yard even in its lowest setting. Double blade mulcher leaves nothing to clean up. Couldn't be happier. Mowers Direct delivered on time. Highly recommend.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Cons: Height adjustment has room for improvement.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No problems. Delivery on time. No assembly required. Just add oil and gas. Ready to go."
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Jon G.
Ventura, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/11/17
REVIEWED
APR.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Bagging Is Just Ok
Great mower, it really makes the job easy. Only thing I'm not thrilled about is the bagging. All the clippings bunch up at front of bag, and when you take it off to empty it clippings fall out of bag.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Easy To Start, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive, Bagging of clippings
Jon Recommends This Honda Mower
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Timothy B.
Manassas, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/1/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
26
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Expensive, But Worth Every Penny.
Great mower, easy to get started right out of the box. Assembly of the bag was easy, added oil, gas, started on first pull. The construction has a quality feel and the drive system is easy to adjust and smooth in operation. A little effort is required to adjust the mower deck height, but nothing extraordinary. Very good suction for the bagging. All in all, I'd definitely recommend this mower to anyone.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Timothy Recommends This Honda Mower
Timothy's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers direct has competitive pricing, a lot of helpful reviews, and makes it easy to select the right mower for your needs along with any accessories you may want."
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Bill C.
Summerville, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/16/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Terrific Mower!!!
What a great mower! I have had 3 Toros over the past 25 years and have been satisfied with their quality. But, my new Honda takes it to another level! The variable speed self propelled feature is easier to use and smoother than my Toro. The bag cutoff and mulch/bag selector is great! I do have a little of extra clippings fall out when I remove the bag, but nothing major. The engine is powerful and dependable and it seems to use less fuel than my previous mowers. I would recommend if you're... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Start
Cons: Expensive
Bill Recommends This Honda Mower
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Philip C.
Chattanooga, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/23/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Pull!
Heard the doorbell ring. Got the two-wheeler and wheeled the box to the garage, opened it, lifted out the mower, added the oil then gasoline. Set to use for mulching and pulled the cord. A half-hour from when it arrived it was mowing grass! And doing a great job! Thanks!
Philip Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael B.
Temecula, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/20/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217vka (21") 186cc Select Drive
Replaced a more than 20 year old Snapper, which was an excellent mower throughout its use. The Honda arrived on time, installed per instructions, started on first pull. So far I would rate as excellent per expectations. Not quite the high vacuum of the Snapper HI_Vac but still quite good, and a very smooth mower.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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Steve G
Pennington, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/19/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Disappointing
Hit and miss seems to be the best way to describe this mower. I expected Honda to be high quality, reliable and built to last (I buy a lot of Honda products). This mower was sadly a disappointment.

Unpacking, it was clear that the right pin that locks the handle in place was damaged at the factory, bent so badly that it cannot lock the handle in place. Poor quality control, but not a show stopper- I am pretty tolerant of minor issues and could get by with it until I could get a replacement. more
Pros: Easy To Start, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Difficult To Use
Steve Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Salvatore S.
Chesterfield, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/7/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
29
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Mower!
A pleasure to use when mowing . My lawn looks great after mowing. I love that you can variable adjust how much to mulch versus how much to bag. It starts on the very first pull every time. The self propel is excellent. It was the best decision to buy a Honda.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Start, Features
Cons: Expensive
Salvatore Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Salvatore,
Thanks so much for your review, I am pleased to hear that your mower is performing well. Please give us a call if you have any questions or issues come up. Thank you for your business!
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Salvatore's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It's very easy to research the excellent variety of mowers to choose from . Pricing is very competitive, and shipping and delivery time was FAST! I mowed the same day it arrived!"
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Raymond H.
Maumelle, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/12/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
This is the best mower I have ever purchased, it makes such nice cut on the grass and the bagging performance is outstanding. I wish I had bought this mower years ago. It's easy to start, costs a little more than other mowers, but it is worth the purchase.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Quiet, Easy To Start
Cons: None
Raymond Recommends This Honda Mower
Raymond's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very good experience. They got the mower shipped out faster than I expected."
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John M.
Brandon, MS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/30/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than Sliced Bread
Opened and assembled the mower in just a few minutes. Put oil and gas in, and one pull was all it took to begin mowing. Runs great, and self propel is fantastic. I did not like the mulcher, so opted to bag instead. Best investment I have made except my stock in Walmart.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
John Recommends This Honda Mower
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Nick C.
Edgewater, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/23/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
Great mower!! I have only used it a handful of times now. I have St Augustine grass on about a 1/4 acre and this mower mows the grass really nicely!

The self propelled feature is great! I was going to buy a cheaper mower but ended up paying more for this Honda and it was well worth it so far.

It is great on gas. Nicely built and I feel it will last many many years! Mowers direct had fast shipping and came in great condition. I would order again from them. Great price also!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Nick Recommends This Honda Mower
Nick's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping and came unharmed!"
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Kenneth H.
Idaho Falls, ID
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/12/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
Taking a little time getting used to. My old Honda (which is still a great mower) the blade would stop when the bar was released, but the motor would continue running, this one does not, must be a safety issue, otherwise it is a fine mower, as most Honda products are.
Pros: Durable, Fast, Easy To Store, Easy To Start
Cons: None
Kenneth Recommends This Honda Mower
Kenneth's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick delivery, no surprises, I am happy."
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Edward B.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/20/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Purchases A Honda Self Propelled Mower
Cuts great, runs great, love it !!!! And to boot no sales tax !!!!
Edward Recommends This Honda Mower
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George S.
Lynn Haven, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/7/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great On High Grass
Went on vacation for 20 days and came home to a very overgrown lawn. It rained almost every day while we were away and our Florida St Augustine loved it.Our neighbors could not cut their lawns or ours. When we did get a chance to mow our neighbors rider mowers got through the grass but left a lot of clumps.Our mower went through it, on full mulch. without a hitch ann left a smooth clean cut. I was pleasantly surprised.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Cons: Heavy
George Recommends This Honda Mower
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Gwen
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/8/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What We Wanted
Our mower arrived very promptly. Took about 5 minutes between opening the box and starting it up. Set up directions are really easy to follow. We first tried a Honda mower (similar model) when we had to borrow it from our neighbors when our 16 year old Toro bit the dust.

It never started the first pull. I love that this mower starts up the first time. Runs very smoothly. Cuts cleanly. I did have to dial down the self-propel speed quite a bit but we have a small yard and lots of quick turns... more
Gwen Recommends This Honda Mower
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Brian
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/24/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Stepping Up From A Regular Push Mower?
I thought I'd comment after my early use of this mower for those folks stepping up from an older push mower. Others have given a good rundown on features and general pros and cons.

I have a small yard that doesn't take that long to mow. In the past I've even used corded and cordless electric mowers, which are adequate, but I am looking down the road and wanted something capable of handling a larger lawn should I ever find that perfect spot, and something that will last "forever"... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Features
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
Brian's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Finding what I wanted was easy. I was pleased to see context-appropriate reviews and information under the product I was looking for. Shipping was both fast and free, which was surprising given the size and weight of a lawn mower. And price was competitive. Would definitely shop here again."
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Monty L.
El Paso, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/26/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product So Far
Only complaint is a little sluggish self- propelled feature in heavy grass, it slows way down.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, Features
Cons: Expensive, boggs down in thick grass
Monty Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Monty,
You might find better results if you mow so only half the deck is in the thick grass on each pass. This will help keep the blade from getting bogged down and keep power going to the wheels.
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John M
St. Louis, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/18/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth Every Dollar
I buy "throwaway" tools when appropriate and quality when I need it to last. This Honda is in the quality category and I have every expectation it may be the last lawnmower I buy. I used a friends similar model over some rugged, previously uncut woods we were clearing - no problem despite hitting many sticks and brush stubs. My present yard is hilly and rutted, again no problem. Does a surgical cut over the toughest of conditions.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
John Recommends This Honda Mower
John's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Representative was very knowledgeable and helpful, considering purchasing another piece of equipment. Great price, fast shipping and no sales tax - sorry big box stores!"
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Dennis V
Holland, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/15/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A Good Mower For The Money
This mower is a good buy. Easy to start, more than enough power, ergonomically friendly, and has some nice features. One con is the bagging system. The bag is more than large enough, except when it is about 1/3 full you have to empty it due to the fact the mower doesn't have the ability to throw clippings past those already in the bag. They should either raise the discharge chute or lower the bottom of the bag. Other than that, I'm very pleased so far.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Easy To Start, Features
Cons: Heavy, poor bagging
Dennis Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael G
Buffalo, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/8/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I've used this mower 5 times this season so far. Nice even cut, no stragglers. Starts first pull, engine takes about a minute to warm up and rev evenly. No complaints.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Easy To Start, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered and 4 days later it's in my garage. Does not get any better than that."
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Daniel W
Riverton, UT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/8/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
100% Happy With The Purchase
Went from an older Toro personal pace to this and I will never look back. The quality and craftsmanship of this Honda are the best I have experienced. It completely fills the bag up, even when the grass is wet. Very pleased and would recommend to anyone.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Start
Daniel Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mike S
Fort Wayne, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/28/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Is A Great Mower
I've had this mower for a year and it's great. Mows even and has started first time every time so far. Easy to handle and to adjust the height the cut. Fall maintenance was very easy to complete. Have recommend it to friends.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Easy To Start
Cons: None
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
Mike's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct has a very easy to use website and the product was delivered very quickly using the free shipping option. I also love that their products are tax free. Buying through Mowers Direct is cheaper and easier than going to a brick and mortar store."
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Sean P
Frederick, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/6/17
REVIEWED
APR.
29
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Out Of The Box Great So Far!
I've only used this mower a couple of times. Was easy to get going, only had to unfold the handle and put oil in. True to Honda's reputation, seems like I barely pull the start cord and motor fires right up. The self propelled is FAST. Even on slowest pace I have to walk briskly. If I turned it up I could get a jog in.

I've only used in mulch mode so far since my grass is just waking up, works great. I think for a mower it is quiet, but still it's a mower. I think the cost if... more
Pros: High Quality, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Start
Cons: None
Sean Recommends This Honda Mower
Sean's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great, easy, simple. Shipped product right away. What I thought I ordered is what showed up."
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Daniel B
Saint Louis, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/7/17
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Lawnmower!
I am very pleased with my Honda HRX217VKA mower purchase. I have considered Honda mowers in the past, but thought they cost too much. I am glad I took the plunge and bought this Honda. It does a great job of cutting the grass/mulching. There is a noticeable difference, better, in how the lawn looks after cutter. The self-propelled feature is effortless and better than any other self-propelled mower owned previously.
Pros: High Quality, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Start
Cons: Expensive
Daniel Recommends This Honda Mower
Daniel's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Purchasing online from Mowers Direct was very easy, questions answered quickly...mower was ordered on Friday morning and arrived before noon on Monday, delivered free, and directly to my home...and NO SALES TAX! My only suggestion - have a place online for special delivery requests instead of having to contact shipping company. I wasn't able to contact FEDEX, due to the weekend, and it was too late on Monday morning to make a request."
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Daniel,
Thank you very much for your business and for leaving a detailed review. I appreciate the suggestion and will pass it along to our team for evaluation. If you have any questions arise in the future about your mower, please give us a call and we will do our best to assist. Thank you again for dealing with us and happy mowing!
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David H
Mount Ida, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/3/17
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Mow 2 Acres Of Yard, Not Lawn!
It performs consistently. I use the minimum walk behind speed, any more I would have to run to keep up. Grass rarely sticks underneath. Easy on gas. Only bogged down once with wet weeds, my fault, never since, no matter how high the weeds!
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: control walk behind speed
David Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael B
Canandaigua, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/9/17
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Bought my first Honda about 10 years ago…. still starts first pull still every time… the deck is rotting out now I wish I had bought the plastic deck the first time… this new one… started first pull…. in a league of their own!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Free shipping and no tax..."
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Ted J
West Lafayette, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/17
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wish I Would Have Purchased Sooner
I've always heard that Honda mowers are really good, but I've always questioned the higher price point for them. Well I finally bough this mower, and wow, this mower is awesome. Very impressed with the one pull start, cuts very well even thick grass. I really like the lever to very the amount of grass that gets bagged or mulched. A bit on the heavy side but you really don't notice that with the really good self propelled function. Can literally mow with one hand. The mower feels like it... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Start
Ted Recommends This Honda Mower
Ted's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The experience could not have been better, I had the mower at my house in less than 24 hours after placing the order. Free shipping plus no tax plus, really fast shipping. Would definitely recommend mowers direct to everyone"
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Jack M
Miramar Beach, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/31/17
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Greatest Mower Ever!
I have had many mowers throughout my life and this mower is the best of any other mower hands down.I love the efficient engine, starting is a breeze, and it is VERY powerful. There is nothing I don't like about this product! It seems too good to be true! I actually enjoy cutting grass!
Pros: High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Start
Cons: None
Jack Recommends This Honda Mower
Jack's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct was great! Free shipping and no tax.....made the decision easy for me. The mower came in just a few days!"
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Waldron L.
Topeka, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/30/17
REVIEWED
APR.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Starts with first pull from the box! Used it only three times (about an hour each time) but so far it has performed flawlessly. I really like the ability to partially bag while cutting so don't have to do 'all or nothing' when bagging or mulching. The vacuum on this machine is outstanding. Leaves nothing behind when bagging. The adjustable speed control on the self-propelled mode takes a little getting used to but easily mastered in a short time. Best sp push mower I've ever owned!
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Cons: Expensive
Waldron Recommends This Honda Mower
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Zachary F.
Greenbackville, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/24/17
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy With The Quality, Heft, And Durability Of This Mower
I cut 10 lawns and wanted a lawnmower that could stand up to the workload. My first two times through my customers lawns have left me impressed with the quality of the mower. It is sturdy and performs well. It started up on the first pull and the self propel feature keeps me moving quickly. The only con is that it is heavy which means I need to build or buy a ramp to save my back/body from lifting it in and out of my truck bed over and over. Super happy.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Start
Cons: Heavy
Zachary Recommends This Honda Mower
Zachary's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"The product descriptions were spot on and my questions were answered before I ordered. My order came quickly and as expected. I was a little concerned when the box was delivered on it's side leaving grease/oil on the side of the box but once I put oil in it and gassed it up it started on the first pull and continues to do so."
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Jason W.
Mobile, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/16/17
REVIEWED
APR.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Lawnmower
Finally retired (gave away because it ran like new still) my 2009 160cc Honda push mower because I was ready for a self propelled mower.

I love this thing, you hardly break a sweat cutting the grass, it doesn't have as much trouble in thick areas as my old one did, and the dual blade system leaves a better looking cut.

Sure, it's pricey, but you get a lawnmower that will last at least a decade if you take care of it, and offers an excellent cut. I have also noticed it is very easy on... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Jason Recommends This Honda Mower
Jason's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent price, excellent communication and fast shipping. Not much more to say."
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Steve K
Los Angeles, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/4/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
27
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
It started on the first pull! I had a Honda mower in the past and the new bag mulching feature is great. The double cut blades are awesome. Wet grass could be a problem with any rotary mower so wait till the evening to mow your lawn. I would highly recommend this mower.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Steve Recommends This Honda Mower
Steve's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent service. My mower was back ordered but as soon as shipment arrived mine was on the way."
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Roger C
Tampa, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/1/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mower Refined
This is my second Honda mower. My 20 year old Honda was still starting easily and running great up to the point that I failed to check the oil level. Dumb! Having said that there has been a good deal of refinement added to the newer mowers. My son bought a model with the smaller engine. Our lots are both flat but I find the larger engine seems to mulch better.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Easy To Start
Roger Recommends This Honda Mower
Roger's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I think that this is clearly the way to buy today. I certainly got the best price. I'm happy with the website and the shipping, gave a 5 star rating on both."
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Melvin W
Murfreesboro, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/1/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Walk Behind Ever Owned
Easily assembled, powerful and mows so quiet! I love the bag and mulch option. It's the best walk behind ever I've ever owned.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Quiet, Easy To Start
Cons: None
Melvin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jason B.
Greer, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/16/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Mower
Great push mower. It is expensive for a push mower, but it is the best quality mower out there, in my opinion. We bought a house and I needed a new mower to cut our 3/4 acre lot. The first mow was through about 8" high grass that the builder let run wild. I mowed all 3/4 acre in mulch mode and the mower chewed it all up and spit it out without a hiccup, no clumps or anything.

I also mowed the lawn with a limp from hurting my knee, and the self-propel feature worked wonderfully. The... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable, Easy To Start
Cons: Expensive
Jason Recommends This Honda Mower
Jason's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Checkout and order processing was quick and painless. Website has good resources. Shipping was on time and quick."
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Mike M.
Firestone, CO
REVIEWED
JAN.
01
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrx217vka (21") After The Sale Support
Ok, I have had many Honda lawn Mowers in the past. Back in 2007 when the HRX Plastic Deck was introduced and we had a choice to get the aluminum deck or the plastic deck i was talked into the new plastic deck. I sold my old 10 year old Honda and purchased this one to take to Colorado, Still in the box.

I was told that the deck holds a LIFETIME warranty that covered breakage etc, anything. So i thought that was a good value. in 2014 my daughter must have run over a lawn scaling spike or... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Store, Easy To Start, Warranty is misleading and they don't stand by there product.
Cons: Low Quality, Warranty is misleading and they don't stand by there product.
Mike Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Mike,
We have no record of you purchasing this mower from us. However, we'd recommend that you contact Honda customer service and explain the situation to them. Have them contact the service center to verify the warranty. Best wishes.
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Rick W.
Boiling Springs, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/18/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
Honda product and Mowers Direct lived up to my expectations.

Since I bought it towards the end of the season, my use of the mower has been somewhat limited.

I am using it to get up the small oak leaves in my yard this fall the bag seems larger than my last mower which makes the work less time consuming.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Fast, Easy To Start
Cons: None
Rick Recommends This Honda Mower
Rick's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct lived up to my expectations."
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Michael C.
Whiting, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/31/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Push Mower!
Love it ,can't wait till spring to use it again!
Pros: Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store, Easy To Start
Cons: None
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great."
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Joe S
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/25/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
This mower is great, it certainly has exceeded my expectations, although the price is a little high, with the reliability and quality I understand why.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Quiet
Cons: None
Joe Recommends This Honda Mower
Joe's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent product, it makes mowing a very pleasant experience. A far cry better than my previous Craftsman mower."
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Mark
Saint Louis Park, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/25/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Performed perfectly for its first two months. I'm confident that it will continue for years to come.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Mark Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael S.
St. Charles, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/1/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Second Honda In 17 Years
These mowers are the best. That's just my opinion. I have had a Honda for 17 years. To tell the truth I didn't take very good care of it. These things run forever. I went up a model this time. With this light weight housing it's awesome. I think they are a little pricey, but I feel you get what you pay for. You get a great mower that will run and last for many years. So the price per year is really cheaper than buying cheap mowers over and over.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"My experience was great. It got here really fast. The only complaint I could come up with is the box was slightly open on one end. I don't think you guys had any control over that. I'm not complaining at all. I will buy a snow blower from you guys in the future."
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Kevin Von B.
N74w15730 Stonewood Dr., WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/30/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
Needed a lawn mower in Fall as the growing season was extended due to unseasonably warm weather and my old mower didn't last. This mower has a large bag for pickup, and the lawn looks great after mowing. The variable speed works excellent. Lots of engine power. Very easy set up. Most stores transitioned into winter equipment, and there was no selection to choose from. Mowers direct had exactly what I needed and delivered on time.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Kevin Recommends This Honda Mower
Kevin's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great online service. Reviews were helpful in purchase. Delivered on time."
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David S.
Woodinville, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/17/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exceptional Product
Above my expectation in every criteria
David Recommends This Honda Mower
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Thomas B.
Magnolia, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/9/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Grass Cutting Machine!
Mower does not disappoint and performs exactly as described. Excellent cut with great features.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
Thomas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Excellent transaction at an incredible value. One stop shop for all my lawn, garden and home power equipment needs."
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Francisco S.
Riverside, CT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/3/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality
Easy set up out of the box. Starts on the first pull every time. Clean, even cut. Only complaint is that the handle bar is too low, even on the highest setting. Very happy with my purchase.
Francisco Recommends This Honda Mower
Francisco's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Box was left in my driveway ignoring the "this side up" sign, I guess delivery guys couldn't read English or just didn't care. Didn't cause any problems anyway. Started on the first pull."
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Rhonda D.
Choctaw, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/24/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quick And Easy
Great price, great delivery, great purchase. Delivery guy sat it in my garage, I broke down the box, added oil and gas, one pull and away I went. So glad we didn't slog all over town hunting a bargain and then load and haul home. This was quick and easy.
Rhonda Recommends This Honda Mower
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Judd K.
Riveron, UT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/25/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Lawnmower
I chose what was supposed to be the best lawnmower available for typical home use. I've used it three times. All of my expectations have been met.
Judd Recommends This Honda Mower
Judd's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I bought from Mowers Direct to save sales tax. I was both pleased and surprised at how quickly the mower was delivered to my home. I had no problems of any kind."
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Robert F.
East Bridgewater, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/21/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Lawnmower
I have another Honda lawnmower similar to this one.This is why I bought this one. I have not used it yet, but if it is as good as my other one, I will be more than happy.
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Dan C.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/30/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Best mower I ever used. Mower came on time in great shape. An excellent value.
Dan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ray H.
Houston Area, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/9/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Mower
Best walk behind mower that I have owned. Super on mulching.
Ray Recommends This Honda Mower
Ray's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipment was well protected and arrived on time. There was NO DAMAGE to product or container."
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Jeremy Johnston
Maple Grove, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/30/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
The thing just runs. This one has non-metal parts for longer life. Can't go pick something up without shutting off mower completely... safety first but kind of a pain in the butt.
Jeremy Recommends This Honda Mower
Jeremy's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Everything went perfectly. What else can I say?"
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James W.
Tampa, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/13/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
05
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Awesome Mower
Great price, quick on-time delivery. 100% satisfied.
James Recommends This Honda Mower
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Mark M.
Hamilton Square, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/19/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Starts so easily, and runs quietly. Bags and mulches better than the old mower that died a smoky death. Paid twice as much as for the old mower.....it's worth every penny. Also love the ball bearing wheels that will resist the dreaded old age wobble of plain plastic bearings.

Speed control is great, takes a bit of getting used to, although there is a learning curve on any change to what you're used to.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Mark Recommends This Honda Mower
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C E
Tarrant County, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/23/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pleased As Punch
I ordered this lawnmower after reading all of the positive reviews & decided to post one myself. We purchased this on a Friday & received it the next Wednesday. This machine is everything it's described to be.

This one is replacing a self-propelled Murray that was causing us great pain from pushing it due to that failure of that feature.
It was 95% ready to use from the box. Only had to add the supplied oil, gas & assemble the grass bag attachment.
Now mowing the lawn will... more
C Recommends This Honda Mower
C's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No shipping or tax charges is a plus!"
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Gene C.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/7/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent!
Very nice mower, starts on first pull. Mulch adjustment's a very nice feature.
Gene Recommends This Honda Mower
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Christopher B.
Cedar Park, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/5/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
My previous Honda 6.5 HP Stainless deck self propelled mower I purchased 14 years ago started running rough. . I figured it was about time to get a new one. So I purchased this one from Mowers Direct.

My new one works great, the speed control in a nice feature and it cuts good. Yesterday I cleaned up my old mower, put in a new spark plug and filter. It starts first pull and runs smooth. It could use a oil change and new blade but I'm not going to put any more money into it. It pays to... more
Christopher Recommends This Honda Mower
Christopher's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to purchase , fast delivery."
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Mike G.
Oklahoma City, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/13/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
15
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Faster And Easier Mow
This is a big improvement over my old Toro 160 cc with 7 lb.ft torque. Quality is too much but I would expect that given the hefty price.

I think the main advantage of this Honda over competition is the base housing design and the dunks blade which allows the clipping to be cut to a smaller size and flow into the basket easily.
Mike Recommends This Honda Mower
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Joseph L.
Schertz, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/15/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality Mower
The purchase was a breeze and the fact that there was no sales tax and free shipping, it was cheaper than purchasing local.
The mower arrived on the date promised and it took all of 10 minutes to unpack, extend the handle, fill with oil and gas and start cutting grass.

Other reviewers have mentioned the weight of the mower and I feel obliged to concur. My wife and I are 53 years old and typically she mows and I weed-eat, edge, and blow. The first time she used the mower, she complained of... more
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Joseph Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael Z.
Wakefield, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/17/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hrx217vka
Mower is worth every penny. Smooth as silk.
Pros: High Quality
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Best way to purchase a mower."
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Chris Z.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/15/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I Have Ever Owned
Easy assembly, well built and starts on the first pull every time. I love the ability to change mulch/bag ratio. Engine is great on fuel. I have a 1/3 acre and it doesn't run out of gas.
Chris Recommends This Honda Mower
Chris's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have bought my snow thrower and my mower from you guys and have had fantastic service."
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Richard K.
Yorktown Heights, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/21/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
Mulches great! It is a little different than hrr215vya that i had previously. Not having to take bag off or put in plastic mulcher is a savings of time and effort. it starts with one pull most of the time.

Not having choke is different, (my other Honda, which I have had for 6 plus years does not work all the time now). I would recommend this mower to anyone. so far it is working great and hopefully it will last longer than the last one.
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
Richard's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"You guys did exactly what you said on website, exact model, free shipping, etc. Great Experience"
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Thomas S.
Edisto Island, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/25/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Making Yard Work A Breeze
This mower was everything I read about. Cranks with one pull every time and you don't have to pull hard. The self-propel is awesome, just don't turn the knob to far or you will need your running shoes. My son is now in the market for one. Last, the mower arrived in three days, thank you Mowers Direct.
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
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Corey J.
Saint Petersburg, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/21/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Need One As A Back-up
The best mower I EVER used.
Corey Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jim
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mowing Uphill Is Very Difficult
To mow uphill, if it is steep, the mower needs to be pushed!
Jim Recommends This Honda Mower
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Linda G.
Bradenton, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/24/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lawnmower
I've mowed my lawn about 5 times now. This mower does a terrific job, starts first pull, plows through grass that got too long, without any hesitation.

I'm still trying to get used to the weight of the machine. It's the heaviest mower I've owned! All in all I'm quite happy with it. Almost can't wait for the oak leaves to fall so I can gather them up in the bag!
Linda Recommends This Honda Mower
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Steven L.
Spokane Valley, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/1/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Fast drive with variable speed.
I don't think I have pulled the cord more than once to start. You can vary your speed by pressing the control only as much as you need. I do wish it had the option to stop the blades and keep running, but with only 1 pull it always starts back up.
Steven Recommends This Honda Mower
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William B.
Longboat Key, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/7/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great, Like All Honda Small Engine Products
This is a great mower. Easy to start and cuts well. The only downside is the self propel. As originally set, it moves at roughly 10 mph on hard surface. I adjusted it and have also gotten better at working the throttle. Mostly operator error but new owners should prepare for a surprise.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
William Recommends This Honda Mower
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Scott C.
Waynesburg, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/15/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Used Two Hours And Quit Running!!!!!
Quit running two hours of use. Still in shop. Been in shop 18 days still not fixed.
Pros: Quiet, Quit running
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Low Quality, Unreliable
Scott Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Jake D.
Watertown, SD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/20/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2017
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bad Mower!!!!!
If you mulch, the grass lays in the shoot! If you mulch, it also leaves long grass laying on the lawn, it looks terrible!! It looks like it pulls the grass. No suction. Even if I bag there is no suction. I will NEVER EVER buy another Honda. My money is a terrible thing to waste but unfortunately I did. $599.00 WASTED! If I could get my money back I would.
Cons: Low Quality
Jake Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Jake,
Sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. The problems you're having is not common with these mowers. I'd suggest contacting Honda at (800) 999-1009 to see if they can resolve this for you.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Jake,
Sure does not read like the mower is performing as it should. The good news Honda has a number of service dealers near you that can make a full inspection and evaluation of the mower. Any factory defects will be corrected at no charge; please let any one of them have a chance to make this situation right. FYI, Honda Customer Relations can be reached at (770) 497-6400.

-Robert@Honda

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Thomas M.
Binghamton, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/15/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I Have Ever Owned
Great mower starts on the first pull every time. My lawn has never looked better, wish I had purchased this mower years ago.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
Thomas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have already recommended Mowers Direct to friends. I'm so glad that my neighbor told me about them."
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Stephen M.
Temperance, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/30/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Nice Mower
So far I like this mower. It is easy to start and runs great.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Start, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Stephen Recommends This Honda Mower
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James R.
Sylacauga, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/9/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good. I Think It's Gonna B A Pleasant Experience
I like it. It's a winner in my book. Hope u like urs as well as I like mine.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Start, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
James Recommends This Honda Mower
James's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I've had a good experience twice with this company. I'll b back for something else n the future. Kudos 2 u all."
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Kara I.
Green Bay, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/30/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Regrets
This Honda mower is a great product, I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a self propelled push mower.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Start, Quiet, Fast
Cons: None
Kara Recommends This Honda Mower
Kara's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I've already recommended Mowers Direct to friends in the market for a new push mower."
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Mark Y.
Lake Quivira, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/20/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Mower
I've only used it 3 times now, but it starts the first pull every time. Lighter weight than my 17 yr old Craftsman, it makes maneuvering it much easier than my old mower. On the minimum setting, the select drive will take off & mow much faster than I care to go, so I only push about 3/4 of the way down on the thumb bar to mow at my desired speed. I can't imagine mowing at the fastest setting (approx 4 mph). Since this is a Honda, I expect this to hold up better than my old mower, so my... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Start, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Mark Recommends This Honda Mower
Mark's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick & easy to use website. Courteous rep on the phone made it a breeze to purchase."
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Lance J.
Fort Worth, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Really Like My New Mower. Enough Said!
Excellent mower.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Fast
Cons: None
Lance Recommends This Honda Mower
Lance's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great!"
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Kevin C.
Miranda, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/7/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Everytime
Easy starts, fairly quiet, mulches very well. Wife loves it!
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Start, Reliable, Quiet
Kevin Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bruce V
Glocester, RI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/10/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Shopping Experience
My shopping experience with Mowers Direct was excellent. the mower arrived when it was promised, easy to unpack and after I oiled and gassed it yo started on the first pull. I would recommend the Honda to anyone.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, I'd Buy It Again
Bruce Recommends This Honda Mower
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Thomas L
Catawissa, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/3/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Right from the start I knew I had made the correct decision on my purchase. Out of the box, the quality was evident immediately. Most importantly, the mower started on the second pull after putting the oil and gas where it belonged. My grass was quite high due to my old non-working mower and the Honda just breezed right through with an even cut with no indication of the mower engine wanting to slow down. The self propelled mechanism worked quite well. A big pat on my back for buying the Honda.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None so far
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
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Roberto A
Sterling Heights, MI
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Smooth As Silk
This is an amazing machine ... self propelling is powerful, cutting and bagging is clean and precise, starts at first pull with not much effort.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Roberto Recommends This Honda Mower
Roberto's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy and fast"
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Ken F
Ashburn, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/7/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Self Propelled Mower!
Excellent mower as you'd expect from Honda. Starts easily on the first crank every time. The twin blade easily cuts through and mulches tall grass without bogging the motor down. I've seen other reviews mentioning that grass accumulates where the bagger attaches. This is true, but isn't a big deal at all to me. When I finish mowing, I get the blower out to clean up. I use the blower to blow the grass off the mower as well, including the area where the bagger attaches. The multi-speed... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable
Cons: None
Ken Recommends This Honda Mower
Ken's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct got my mower to me extremely fast. The whole experience was very simple and easy. Will definitely be using them again and recommending to friends."
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Tom L
Prescott, AZ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/6/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
29
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Enjoy Mowing Now
I absolutely love it. There is only one feature that needs looking at. The pull cord gets caught on tree limbs being on the handle bar. Also when we first started other was gasoline spurting from the carburetor. Called help line and was told to tap on carburetor as sometimes the float gets stuck. Problem solved.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Start
Tom Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ck Hwa
Woodinville, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great First Impression
I received the delivery from Mowers Direct a day earlier than promised. All in good condition. Assembly was simple and straight forward. The mower started on the first gentle pull. It is quiet yet powerful, easy to operate, and comes to beautifully cut lawn. I had my mowing job done in about half of the time than using my previous push mower. It is also easy to clean the mower after use. I fully enjoyed my new mower.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Quiet
Cons: Expensive
Ck Recommends This Honda Mower
Ck's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct did everything as what I expected and/or beyond. I'm very happy with this purchase experience."
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Manuel R
Humble, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cadillac Of Lawn Mowers
Very easy to use with a fraction of the effort I applied with my old Toro. The cut is beautiful, and did my lawn in about 1/3 less time.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Features
Cons: None
Manuel Recommends This Honda Mower
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David H
South Bend, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/1/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I've Ever Owned!
Okay... so I've owned many mowers over the years...(Toro, Troy-Built, Husqvarna, etc) all purchased with the same two expectations: to provide a good cut and be reliable. All have failed in one or both criteria, until now. I've had my Honda HRX217VKA for about a month and I jokingly told my wife that "the papers are in the mail and I'm marrying the Honda". It has great power (I have yet to increase the power drive setting from minimum and can barely keep up with the mower) AND it... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: None, Expensive relative to other mowers but you get what you pay for.
David Recommends This Honda Mower
David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience with MowersDirect. Shipping was extremely fast and they had the best price for this mower. Still wish I could get an original owners manual."
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Karen E
North Ridgeville, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Delivery
I've used my new mower three times so far and love it! Starts so easily. (I'm the one who mows! Guys aren't the only ones who mow. I'm the wife and mother!) Once I got comfortable with the self propelled function, really worked well for me. You can set it at a speed but still slow it when you need to. Also, I appreciated how it is still fairly easy to move when you momentarily stop the self propel to go around tricky landscaping. The only thing was figuring out the height adjustments. I never... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Start, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Karen Recommends This Honda Mower
Karen's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I was totally bowled over with the shipping! I ordered this mower on a Tuesday afternoon. Imagine my surprise when a truck pulled up the very next morning and delivered my new mower. Less than 24 hours! Amazing!"
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Carol R
Niagara Falls, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/29/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
Worth every penny. Excellent mower. I was not disappointed.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Durable
Cons: I would like to see one deck adjustments for all wheels.
Carol Recommends This Honda Mower
Carol's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped sooner than expected. Arrived in excellent condition."
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Scott B
Fernandina Beach, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Service Great Mower
The overall experience dealing with Mowers Direct was outstanding. I ordered this mower on Monday morning and it arrived at my house in FL on Wednesday. Condition was excellent with the exception of a small plastic part being broken.
On to the Honda, I have owned several mowers over the years, two original made in McRae,GA Snappers, and after Snapper sold out I've had three Toros. This Honda is far and above the best mower I've ever used. It started first pull, runs great. The drive system is... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
Scott's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"First rate experience. Mowers Direct under promised and over delivered. I own my own business and have high standards for customer service. I highly recommend Mowers Direct."
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Kevin S
Toledo, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda
This is the best mower if you want a great product - Honda is the way to go. They hold the highest standards. I would know as I'm a tool and die maker and their tolerances are tight. Great product!
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Start, Reliable, Fast
Cons: none
Kevin Recommends This Honda Mower
Kevin's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"They got my mower to me asap - good job guys!"
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Brian M
Northbridge, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/30/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!!!
Great mower with great features. Runs quiet. Mulches great with lots of power to handle tall grass and leaves. Ability to vary mulching and bagging is a nice feature. I've had many low-end mowers that did the job, but the quality of this mower seems worth the extra cost. I would buy again.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
Brian's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Best price. Easy purchase, fast free shipping. Would shop here again"
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Terry P
Oxon Hill, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/10/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Have Been Very Impressed With "honda Lawnmower" For Years!
I have been very impressed with Honda products. I would like to compliment your company. I received my lawnmower as scheduled. Conversing back and forth with your personnel was very professional and helpful. I will definitely deal with your company again! Thank You for your professionalism and helpfulness!
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store
Terry Recommends This Honda Mower
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Kenneth R
Raleigh, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/28/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I bought this mower to replace an old Craftsman push mower. This has been a great upgrade. The quality of the cut is better than my old mower and the self-propelled feature is a nice improvement. I have a few steep hills on my yard and the mower has no problem getting up and down the hills. The speed control is easy to adjust. Always starts on the first pull. This mower cost a bit more than I hoped to spend, but am happy with its performance so far. The only con for me is that I can't cut as... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable
Kenneth Recommends This Honda Mower
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Josh O
Lexington, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/26/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Three Weeks Of Use
I received my mower about three weeks ago. It came packaged well and shipped to my doorstep within a day or two of ordering! It works well, not too loud, and mows effortlessly. Out of the box it ran at 2600rpms and after reading about the governor setting I changed the governor setting to the faster setting at it now runs st 3200-3300 rpms. The self propelled speed is fast, I normally mow with the setting somewhere in the middle.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable, Quiet
Cons: Expensive
Josh Recommends This Honda Mower
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Francis R
Wilmington, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
Mower started on second pull. Cuts well and is easy to use. Used three times on 3/4 of an acre no problems.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Francis Recommends This Honda Mower
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Salvatore F
Quakertown, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Mower I've Ever Owned
I've owned many mowers in my lifetime, and they all did the job. But this mower exceeded my expectations. It mulches better, the rear wheel drive works great and I'm very impressed by the mower. I'm very happy I purchased this mower. Mowers Direct was great to deal with, too. Thank you!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Salvatore Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ron L
Bowling Green, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's What I Expected From Honda
Ordered it and it was delivered three days later, no taxes or shipping, saved me $36. I added the oil and gas and it started first pull. This replaced a 14 year old Honda mower whose engine still runs perfectly but I didn't clean or take care of the deck and it rusted. This mower is much stronger than the 160 cc Honda that it replaced. Used it 5 times so far and getting used to it but that's to be expected after using the other Honda for that long. It cuts and mulched great and the engine... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: None
Ron Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bryan G
Salem, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/10/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Honda
I live in a nice neighborhood where many of the lawns are professionally maintained and the finish that my new Honda leaves looks better than any of them! The mower is light and easy to stay in complete control of and for the extremely steep hill in my back yard, the power adjustable dial on the handle makes for an amazingly easy experience. Light, quiet, but strong & capable - and leaves an amazing finish.
Pros: Easy To Start, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Bryan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jj
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/1/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!!!
The mower was packed well and assembled easily. Put gas in the tank and added the oil, which was included, and adjusted the wheels. Started on the very first pull...just like advertised. I've been using it on mulch setting and left that bag in the garage. My yard has never looked better. I love the mower!!!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Jj Recommends This Honda Mower
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Darin L
Agawam, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cadillac Of Mowers..
Finally I bought the Cadillac of self propelled mowers. What a huge difference from my cub cadet. Best thing I did this summer so far.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Quiet
Darin Recommends This Honda Mower
Darin's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have used Mowers Direct twice and Snow Blowers Direct once.. All three experiences were fantastic."
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Bill L
Columbus, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/21/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Great Mower. Worth the few extra dollars.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Start, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store
Cons: None
Bill Recommends This Honda Mower
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Eric N
Wichita, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/20/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's A Quiet Beast
Double blade make a fine mulch. Starts in one pull every time. Fuel efficient. Wish it had a clutch so I didn't have to restart after emptying the bag. Best mower I've owned so far. It's only been a few weeks so I'd like to review after a year.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Easy To Start, Quiet
Cons: Expensive, No clutch for blade disengagement, No hose connect to clean
Eric Recommends This Honda Mower
Eric's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick accurate delivery"
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John M.
Nashville, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/18/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
I Hate This Honda Mower On Tall Fescue Grass
I hate this Honda mower. This Honda mower replaced a Snapper mower. The Snapper was more structurally durable and provided a professional clean-cut of the grass blade and mulched tall fescue in such fine particles that you could not even see any cut/mulched pieces of grass. The Honda mower unevenly shreds the top of the grass blade of the tall fescue, and when it mulches, the mower frequently deposits one-inch long cut pieces that sit on top of the freshly mowed grass – which look awful,... more
Pros: Easy To Start
Cons: Expensive, Undesirable clean cut, Cannot climb modest slope, Handle bars too close together
John Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
John,
I am truly sorry for the problems you experienced with your mower. I would strongly recommend that you contact a certified Honda repair center who will handle your warranty claim at no additional charge. You can find the closest one by following this link: Honda Certified Warranty Center

If you need further assistance with this or any other questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Thank you as always for your business and I hope you have a great day.
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Brad N
Salina, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/19/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Phenomenal Mower!
Simply the best mower I have ever owned! The mulching ability is excellent and I have yet to see any clippings. The ability to mulch and bag in any combination is impressive!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Brad Recommends This Honda Mower
Brad's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great communication and mower arrived exactly when said. Delivery driver even placed it in garage for my wife!"
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Tom M
Halethorpe, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/18/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Mower Rocks!
Finally after years of buying cheap mowers I decided to go for a Honda. Mower arrived timely and well packaged and was easy to get ready for use. The hardest part was getting the clips to lock over the frame of the bag. The mower mulches and bags well and leaves lawn looking evenly cut. I like the Select drive controls on the handle to use the rear wheeled self propelled mower. You can set it how fast or slow you want it to go by the simply adjusting the dial. It starts on the first pull and... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Tom Recommends This Honda Mower
Tom's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The Representative was very professional. I told him I had ordered this mower from a competitor in Illinois and they had shafted me by telling me it was available when it was actually back ordered. I told him straight up I will buy this mower from you if you can guarantee it will ship tomorrow. The next morning I had my tracking # and the mower was on its way. Glad I chose Mowers direct - they don't play games."
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John G
Plano, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/18/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower Hands Down
After a lifetime of buying cheap mowers, I splurged on the Honda. This thing is fantastic. Mowing is a snap and the dual blades vaporize my Bermuda and St. Augustine lawn clippings. So sorry I didn't buy a Honda many years ago.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: Expensive
John Recommends This Honda Mower
John's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct worked flawlessly. Picked my mower, ordered it and it was at my door two days later. Perfect."
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Richard S
Cincinnati, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/15/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Expected
So far so good. Only had it for a couple of months but it is working great. Purchase and delivery was fast and easy.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Quiet
Cons: None
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
Richard's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The only issue was, I purchased this unit because of the Consumer Reports ratings and the model number was off by a number or letter. However I believe the unit I got was the same unit rated by CR. As stated above the purchase and delivery was very smooth."
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Charles R
Mount Dora, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/16/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Value, Free Shipping
This replaced an older Honda Mower. Features are good and it's easy starting this machine.
Pros: Easy To Start, Features
Charles Recommends This Honda Mower
Charles's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick delivery"
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Ken A
San Marcos, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best I've Been Able To Find For The Dollar
Very strong and tough - like the the superman of lawnmowers
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Fast
Cons: None
Ken Recommends This Honda Mower
Ken's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Money saving proposition with quick delivery"
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Robert K
Lancaster, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/13/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower, Fast Shipping!
Mower was easy to unpackage and assemble. Just cut the sides of the box down, flip the handle up, roll in out, PUT THE OIL IN IT, gas it up and go. It has started on the first pull ever since I've had it so far. I've mowed a 1/2 acre with it 6 times now, and it cuts great. I have it on full mulch, and have cut the grass wet with it with no problem. (I have cleaned the deck twice due to the wet grass). Operation in smooth, plenty of power, and sips gas compared to my previous mower. You can't go... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
Robert's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy, smooth transaction"
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Daniel B
Kennett Square, PA
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Follow Up To Earlier Review
Update to Review: I wrote earlier that in its second usage today this mower was shutting down after it would alternately rev then slow. It had to be taken to an authorized Honda dealership/repair shop with a reported 2-3 week wait time, but the shop in Delaware - Suburban Lawn Equipment - diagnosed it as a problem with the auto-choke and repaired it on the spot. So now everything is fine.

Initial Review: I would like to recommend this mower but for now I cannot. I used it once last weekend... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Features, Light Weight
Cons: autochoke issue at second use
Daniel Recommends This Honda Mower
Daniel's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very good when there was a problem. No long wait on the phone."
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Scott J.
Ellerslie, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/4/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Product But It Takes Getting Used To
Easy to start. Cuts well. The bag or mulch feature is great. I had to get used to the self-propelled feature, as I tend to walk slowly (bad knees), and at the slowest speed tended to try to get away from me. By the third use I had learned to adjust how much I pressed the handle to better match the speed I wanted. The only other "con" is that it is easy to push forward without engaging the self-propelled feature, it is difficult to pull backward.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
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Marcel O
Bristol, CT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/17/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Makes The Best Lawn Mower
This was just what I expected, if you want a lawn mower that really bags this is it.
Cons: Expensive
Marcel Recommends This Honda Mower
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Muppalla S
Indianapolis, IN
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Machine - Select Drive Takes Getting Used To
Arrived from MowersDirect without a scratch. Removing it from the packing and getting it ready wasn't too difficult. I cut the box such that I can roll it out. Started on first pull. Select drive takes some getting used to. If not set right, it can be a little jumpy and lift the front of the mower up. Start low and set the minimum setting that works for your lawn without making it jumpy. It was a bit annoying at first, but now I found the right way to work with it and I am happy with it. ... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Features
Cons: Bad Instructions
Muppalla Recommends This Honda Mower
Muppalla's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience buying from Mowers Direct. Prompt shipping. Good price. No issues. Would use again."
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Steven M
Laporte, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/13/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Just Ok
Doesn't mulch nearly as well as i thought it would. Not much better than my older husky.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Start, Reliable, Quiet
Cons: Expensive, doesn't live up to the hype, seems a bit expensive for the job it does
Steven Recommends This Honda Mower
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Alfred D
Montgomery, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/15/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Opened the box, put the mower together, adding the fluids, started on first pull. Yard looks different already, after 3 weeks of my mowing, with a much better cut than the service i was using. Haven't mowed my own lawn for quite some time, but decided the quadruple cost of having the 1/2 acre mowed, after moving from a more standard size property lot, was too high for the quality i was getting. So, this mower was a good choice for my yard and my efforts. Cost is high compared to others, but the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable
Alfred Recommends This Honda Mower
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Troy N
Salina, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/14/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
High quality and very smooth running mower. I bought this mower specifically to mulch and it does a fine job of that on hybrid celebration Bermuda grass.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight
Cons: None
Troy Recommends This Honda Mower
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Wayne S
Austin, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great So Far
Compared to my old Craftsmen mower, this mower seems big. However, with the amount of power and adjustability to speed, the size difference fades away. It's very easy to start. At nearly 100 lbs shipping weight, I was afraid it would be heavy. It doesn't seem heavy at all. When you have to raise the front end for turning, it does so with little effort. I always mulch so I haven't used the bag, so I won't comment on it. I'm anxious to see how well it picks up leaves, but I will have to wait... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Features
Cons: None
Wayne Recommends This Honda Mower
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William H
Montgomery, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/3/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Lawn Mower I've Ever Owned
The lawn mower is excellent. Only wished that the price was lower. I could have almost purchased a riding mower.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
William Recommends This Honda Mower
William's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"PED delivered as always."
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David K
Oshkosh, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Lawn Mower To Love
I needed another lawn mower as my wife started to use the same one as me. I went to Mowers Direct searching for one to fit my needs. Since I liked my old mower that has a Honda engine I decided to get the same make. When it arrived I took it out of the box and adjusted the handle and wheel height. I then added the amount of oil specified. I started it up and could not believe the power. On the handle is a speed control, fantastic. Also the deck is made of a very hard bent proof, rust... more
Pros: High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Durable, Features
Cons: Expensive
David Recommends This Honda Mower
David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered online after seeing the video and reading all the advertising of the mower. I received free shipping and zero sales tax. The mower arrived in two days. Fantastic is what their service is."
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Patrick G
West Orange, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/27/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Machine
I was in the market for a new mower and all reviews pointed me to this one and I am not disappointed!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Patrick Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jay H
Troy, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/16/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Super Fast Shipping!
Ordered at 4pm on Tuesday. Was mowing with it 4pm on Wednesday. Excellent.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Jay Recommends This Honda Mower
Jay's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very impressed with the processing and shipping through Mowers Direct. Would buy from these guys again. Thanks."
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Greg S.
Hamilton, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/28/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Difficult To Start
I have had other Honda lawn mowers in the past, and this model is the most difficult to start. I've tried different starting techniques (ex. slowly pulled cord and then a strong pull of the cord) several times. The kickback has led to minor shoulder injuries. If I was aware of this issue, I would NOT have purchased this mower. Any suggestions?
Pros: Reliable, Durable, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Difficult To Use
Greg Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Greg,
Because it's still under warranty, you can contact Honda to have it repaired at no charge. They can let you know what local authorized service center to take it to, and it should be able to be remedied. If you continue to have trouble getting this resolved, let us know.
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Greg,
Sorry to read of the troubles, Greg: Often, poor starting can be traced to less-than-perfect fuel, a clog in the fuel system, or a choke malfunction. An authorized Honda dealer can troubleshoot your mower and get a proper diagnosis. Any parts that are defected are replaced under the 5-year warranty. I'd start by contacting any of these nearby dealers to arrange for a inspection and evaluation report. Be sure you communicate with the service manager what work needs to be done and how it is paid; make sure they know not to do any work unless you have authorized them first. Best of luck and I'm sure onee this is resolved, you'll be quite happy with the class-leading HRX mower!

-Robert@Honda

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Brian C.
River Vale, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/29/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
I Like It But...
I've only mowed my lawn 3 times with it, but it mows fast. The select drive gets you going, and I can bang out .45 acres in under an hour. Looking forward to bagging leaves with it in the fall.

My two gripes so far:
1) air filter cover keeps popping off, had to fasten it with a rubber band
2) I'm 6 feet 2 inches - there needs to be a higher bar setting. Honda must know they're not just selling this thing in Japan.
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
Brian's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Arrived faster than expected, not much more to say besides that. Product worked out of the box."
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Michael W
Wallingford, CT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/17/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hondahrx217vka Lawn Mower
Well engineered lawn mower. All mower adjustments are easy to access. Starts up with one pull of the recoil starter. There is no choke or priming. Best Lawn mower I have ever owned.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very informative web site. Makes choosing the right Lawn mower easy. Fast delivery."
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Stephanie
Portland, CT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/29/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not That Great
Runs very well. It doesn't cut as well as I expected.
Pros: Easy To Start, Fast
Stephanie Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Ray N
Omaha, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/10/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Honda Mower Doesn't Cut It
This mower has some good qualities, such as very easy to assemble and easy to start, and the grass cutting job it does. The dual blade design clips the grass even finer than my previous Honda mower so more grass can be bagged for longer grass cutting times however more grass is collecting on the top rear of the mower where the bag attaches to the mower than on my previous mower and this is a definite problem and a design defect that needs to be corrected. Also the easy start engine only has... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Easy To Start
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use, Engine has only one high revving and gas wasteing speed
Ray Does Not Recommend This Mower
Ray's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"Fast two day shipping to Omaha, Nebraska no problems with this company."
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Charles Hall
North Augusta, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/28/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Bad, Not Great, Better Than What I Had.
If there is grass in Hell, they are sprigging it out of my back yard. I had a craftsman that just could not slug thru the Bahia grass I have so I finally broke down and plunked 600 bucks down for the Honda. It arrived in only two days and was a snap to setup.

Here is my review:

It cuts better than my craftsman, but not by much. I expected more power. I've seen videos of older Hondas mowing down incredible grass heights. Needs a wee bit more power. I'm a little disappointed.

The bag /... more
Charles Does Not Recommend This Mower
Charles's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The experience with MD was painless. The darn mower was on my porch in two days. Very efficient shipping."
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Aaron W.
Rochester, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/11/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Disappointed
Previous to buying the Honda HPX21VKA I had a Snapper Ninja mulching mower for 15 years. Overall the Snapper Ninja mower did a much better job mowing than the Honda. I feel the Snapper Ninja blade and deck design out performs the Honda Twin Blade.

Often times when using the Honda long pieces of grass are left behind with the Honda. I never had this happen with the Snapper Ninja. If I could return the Honda and replace it with a new Snapper Ninja I definitely would. The only positive is... more
Pros: Easy To Start
Cons: Does Not Mulch Very Good
Aaron Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Jonathan
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/9/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wifes Looking Better Then Ever.
For Mothers day, my wife said she wanted more exercise, so instead of buying her expensive exercise equipment. I bought her the Honda HRX217VKA. She uses it twice a week, starts right up every time, gives her the choice of speed to walk, picks up the clippings and she started a compost pile. What more could a guy ask for?....... Well, for fathers day, I'm asking for a new larger cooler so I can watch her for a longer time. Did I say how much better she looks for being 65 years young. Nice piece... more
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Robert
Oxford, AL
REVIEWED
JAN.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Mower I Have Ever Owned.
I have been a "yard person" all my adult life. I have always had flower beds, trees of all kinds, and well cut lawn. Because of plantings. I have never owned a riding mower, and to be truthful, never wanted one. I love the exercise and feel it , working in the yard, is the best stress reliever in the world. So, over the years I have owned every brand, from push, electric start, self-propelled, small engine, large engine and so on.

Most would last me about 2 to 3 years, with... more
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George R.
Hoquiam, WA
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Commercial
I mow 6 to 7 lawns daily and have always used the HRR series mowers, they are not made for commercial work and after 3 years they have pretty much reached their limit. Last year I decided to try the HRX series mowers with the idea of less grass sticking to the deck and so less rust, plus the rear grass port is larger so less clogging in wet conditions.

I am well pleased with this mower. It has the 190cc engine versus the 160cc and maintenance under the deck is a lot less involved. It also... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, Durable
George Recommends This Honda Mower
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Brian B.
Yankton, SD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Lawn Mower I Have Ever Owned!
I purchased this lawn mower about a year ago. So far, I am very pleased with my purchase. I got tired of buying cheaper lawn mowers and then having problems with them and stuff wearing out in just 2-3 years. My neighbor owned an old Honda and said it was the best mower he ever owned. I know the price is high, but in my opinion, well worth it. I would not hesitate to purchase this one again. It does a fantastic job of mowing and has all the power I need. Buying online was a pleasant experience... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Durable
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert W.
York, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/10/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
1st Time Honda User
I've been using Craftsman mowers for over 25 years. Last one I bought was was over 3 years ago and a Consumer Reports best buy. Since day one, it was nothing but trouble. So I did a lot of research again and took a chance on the Honda. It was costly but the month I have owned it, I can see that it was money WELL spent. I did let my lawn grow for 2 weeks before mowing. And the Honda cut thru the tall, wet grass like hot knives on butter. Great product.
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, Easy To Use
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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Larry L.
Hamilton, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/28/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than I Expected
After reading all the reviews I could, I was expecting a learning curve on operating the Smart Drive. Well maybe I had a 2 second learning curve at most. I find the Smart Drive very easy to control and had no hand or thumb fatigue, I tried both. Didn't realize how much I was actually pushing my old Toro self propelled mower until I started using the Honda. Now I am being pulled through the lawn with no effort. Have used the mower 6 times and each time I love it more. I mulch my grass and... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Larry Recommends This Honda Mower
Larry Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Overall a great experience. I am glad that the mower started up and has been trouble free. Before receiving the mower, I was worried what would happen if the mower was defective after putting oil in the engine and filling the tank with gasoline realizing I could not return the mower. Had visions of taking the defective mower to a Honda repair facility and waiting most of the summer for the mower to be repaired. Luckily no problems and the mower runs beautifully. I may look harder at buying locally the next time just in case I would get a defective mower. Then I simply return it to the place it was purchased."
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Siyuan L.
Germantown, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/1/15
REVIEWED
APR.
06
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Leaking Gas. No Return Accepted.
After I received the lawn mower, I added gas and test it. Immediately the gas leaked out. The gas tank was empty in about 2 minutes. All gas I added into the gas tank was on the floor of my garage. I call the customer service of Mowers Direct to ask for returning the defective product.

They said they wont accept the return because "Engine powered equipment cannot be returned once it has been gassed or oiled due to federal shipping regulations". But that is not true. UPS people... more
Siyuan Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Siyuan,
We are sorry to hear of the issue with your mower, but in this case we stand by our return policy posted on our website. We tried to provide a local servicing dealer during your phone call, but you would not accept that information from us. In this case, you will have to get a local servicing dealer involved. We can still provide that information if you would like.
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Jack F.
Mechanicsville, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/9/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Pull Start
Upon unpacking, and a quick and easy setup, the engine started on the first pull after who knows how long. The only time since it has failed to start first pull is when my daughter gives it a wimpy girl pull. Seriously, this is the best mower I have ever used. It is powerful, cuts great, and I am certain, will display the reliability for which Honda machinery is justly famous. My only, minor, complaint is that it seems to be a gasoline burner.
Pros: Easy To Store, Fast, Durable, High Quality
Jack Recommends This Honda Mower
Jack Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Web site is easy to navigate, customer service and shipping was first rate. It took only three days to be delivered in Virginia after the order was placed."
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Michael F.
Grand Prairie, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/12/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Everything I Expected.
Setup was quick and easy. Started first pull and every time since.
Pros: Reliable, High Quality, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert Brown
Oakdale, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/6/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
I Have Been Cutting Lawns For Over 30 Years. This Is the Best of Best For a Walk Behind Mower. I Wish This Was Around 30 Years Ago. the Mower Cuts the Grass and You Can Go Slow or Fast What Ever Speed You Would Like to Cut Your Lawn !!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
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193
Wil
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/27/12
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Everything We Wanted In A Self-propelled Walk Behind Mower.
I purchased this mower because one of the promos said it has very little to no grass sticking to the underside of the mower unlike the Toro we purchased which plugged-up all the time if the grass was even a little wet. (Our yard grass is very thick & lush which can give even the best mower a challenge.) Delivery service was excellent and delivered when they promised they would. According to other reviews – I expected a tricky assembly but turned out to be extremely easy and the cutting... more
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Terry
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wait For It - I Look Forward To Cutting The Lawn
After the John Deere's pull cord snapped instead of spending $30 to fix it after 30 + years I decided to upgrade and go for it and spend 300+ more than other options.

This mower is fantastic- starts on first pull, variable speed options make it easy to edge, at low speed it's actually quiet,.
I don't have a clue what the 2 blades offer but when I'm cutting the grass it's like I'm using scissors on the grass.

Geez, who knew that cutting grass could be fun.

There are few products that... more
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Austin
Ferndale, WA
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!!!
I own a grass cutting business, and I bought this lawn mower almost two years ago. Since then I have mowed with this Honda mower ten lawns a week from April to September. Even now, it still starts on the first pull, and the Nexite cutting deck has not given me any problems.
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Kevin
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great But With Issues
I just bought this mower, after getting it home, it was so easy on the setup and one pull of the cord and off I was. I had it set to mulch and the ease and light weight was a dream come true. The only problem I found so far was when mulching it left some clippings in the back chute, that was not good for the fact it spits them out in the back on who ever would be using it. Who ever don't like the paddles is mistaken, I thought they were great. I wouldn't trade it for anything, besides the... more
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Craig Harmeling
Green Bay, WI
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Beware - Shady Company
Purchase this mower but it didn't work out of the box. Contacted the company to return it but they said since I put gas and oil in it I can't return it. How would I know it didn't work without putting in gas and oil! Contacted Honda directly and was informed that this was a used mower and that the full warranty will not be covered by Honda................... To be continued!!!!!!
Craig Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Craig,
We apologize for the frustration you are experiencing. You selected a mower that was in our scratch and dent inventory. It is a new, never used mower. We disclose scratch and dent models in the header and the Features so that customers are aware. This particular mower was put in our scratch and dent inventory with the following details noted in Features:
•This model was shipped to another customer and returned to us
•Minor scuffs on engine shroud and deck

Federal regulations prevent us from taking back products that have been gassed or oiled. As a result, a local Honda service center will need to assist with the repair. Again, this is a new mower. If you provide us with the contact information for the service center you went to, we can reach out to them on your behalf.
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Paul O.
Frederick, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/29/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Going on its second cutting season now. Started first time right out of the box after initial setup and have used it regularly for both mulching and bagging. Changed oil after the first season and no problems what so ever with this mower. Pulls easily up a grade, maneuvers like a champ, highly recommended.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
Paul's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping, and easy delivery right to the garage."
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Barbara
Independence, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/8/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Points & Not So Good Points
The new Honda mower starts and runs beautifully, and did from the second pull on the first time starting and the first time from then on.

The mulching ability is very easily changed as is taking the bag off to empty it.

For me, the not so handy things changed from the old Honda mower are the back pulling start instead of the side, and worse, the paddles having to be held constantly instead of just setting a speed and going by using a handle on the side bar.

The... more
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Gordon B.
Crystal, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/23/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
25
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Mower Has A Difficult Job!
My property has steep elevation changes and obstacles like roots, holes, and rough terrain. The ball bearing wheels and solid mower deck help. My wife and I both like how easily it starts. This is an excellent mower for the price and unless you are a professional landscaper this mower should do the job for many years.
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James H.
Maple Falls, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/6/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Impression After First Cut
Why I chose this product:
I bought a house in the country recently and I needed a mower to help care for a sort of postage stamp sized lawn. I have a reasonably small yard, this is the smallest yard I've ever mowed actually. I'm accustomed to having to mow at least 1/2 an acre.

I have owned numerous vehicles and operated yard care products powered by Honda, I was displeased with the price of the mower but I decided to give them a chance.

The post cut breakdown:

The versa mow... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Packaging, Questionable Construction
James Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Vinney S.
Memphis, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome And Worth The Money
I researched a number of mowers and kept coming back to the Honda. Yes, it was slightly more than I wanted to pay, but after purchasing the mower, I am very glad I did. I think you could whisper to it and it would start. I do have to get use to the rear wheel drive compared to front wheel and the mower can run faster than my last mower. You should have no hesitation in buying this mower. Worth the money.
Pros: Easy To Store, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: None
Vinney Recommends This Honda Mower
Vinney's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was very easy to research and purchase this mower. The delivery was excellent and arrived very quickly after purchasing. I will definitely look for other products on this site if needed."
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Jerry K.
Cedar Rapids, IA
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Hrx217vka Vibrates
I just recently purchased this mower from Mowers Direct.com. Shipping was outstanding, but that's where it stopped. On my first mowing experience with the mower, it vibrated so much that my hands tingled for hours after I stopped. Half-way through the second mowing, I turned the mulching gauge down thinking that was causing the vibration.

I had to quit half-way through to take it to the Honda Dealer because I thought something was seriously wrong. The dealer has looked at it twice and... more
Jerry Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Chad H.
Kingston Springs, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/24/15
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality You Pay For
As expected, the Honda HRX217VKA didn't disappoint. It starts and runs great, cuts so nicely it leaves my yard looking like a golf course, and it mulches very well. I've not used the discharge or bag yet.

The engine never bogs down even in thicker grass while mulching. The "plastic" deck is fantastic. Grass doesn't stick to it as much as it does a metal deck and it hoses right off.

I installed a hour meter/tachometer on the mower to track usage and the tach function verifies... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Features
Cons: Expensive
Chad Recommends This Honda Mower
Chad's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"As far as delivery and packing goes, Mowers Direct was quick and delivered when promised. The mower was packed well, and all I had to do was remove it from the box, raise the handle, and add oil and gas."
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Marjorie A.
Lebanon, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does Using This Mower Count As Exercise?!
I got everything and more in this mower and in the service from Mowers Direct. The mower arrived VERY quickly after I ordered. It starts with a gentle pull -- not the muscle yanking multiple tries I was used to. The self-propel feature works so well I never even think about how heavy the mower actually is as it maneuvers easily on my large lawn. My only complaint -- I'm not sure mowing the yard counts as exercise any more!
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Marjorie Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bernard K.
West Des Moines, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/6/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Quality Built, But--
Has everything I wanted in a new mower but power. You'll never see the back wheels spin on this mower, but has plenty of speed. I have a couple inclines in my yard and it seems I have to give it a push to go up.
Bernard Does Not Recommend This Mower
Bernard's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Nothing further to add but where's the power?"
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Nicholas M.
Saint Louis, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/26/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You Get What You Pay For!
This has been the best lawnmower I have ever used. It had been over a month since I had mowed my yards due to not having a mower and this tore right through it without leaving clumps of grass everywhere. I think I have finally found the brand of mower I will be using from now on. I would definitely advise on spending the extra money for the lifetime guarantee on the mower deck.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, Features
Cons: Heavy
Nicholas Recommends This Honda Mower
Nicholas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This is the easiest way to purchase a quality mower. Shipping was free and fast. Could not ask for better service. I will definitely recommend to anyone looking to purchase a mower."
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Nicholas S.
Voorheesville, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/23/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Mower I Have Owned
I decided to replace my Toro self propelled personal pace mower because it wasn't running good and I couldn't start it. I think it was the ethanol in the gas. But I decided to go with a Honda and I bought the HRX and it hasn't disappointed. Now I am using premium gas with an additive. It starts on the first pull and it has an excellent self propelled system you can go slow or fast depending on how much you depress the self propel lever. I like that, and I like that it really mulches. I can't... more
Nicholas Recommends This Honda Mower
Nicholas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"So far everything good."
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David W.
Stuttgart, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/16/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
It took about 15 minutes to read through the Owner's Manual and even less to set up my new mower. After adding oil and gas, it started on the first pull the first time and every time since.

All adjustments are easy to make. I am very pleased with the mower.
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Errol T.
Simpsonville, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/26/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Boring Mower.
No drama with this mower. It does everything with ease and no coercion on my part. I really like the hard polymeric material which makes up the body. My friends say you could hit it with a hammer and it not dent or break, but I'm not trying that - this thing when filthy with grass and dirt, just washes off to an as-new look.

It's really true that it starts with just ONE pull. How did Honda do that? The dual blades are a great idea. Why aren't all mowers like that? Negatives ? not many....... more
Errol Recommends This Honda Mower
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Ronald A.
Marion, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/12/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Mower
Shipped fast, easy assembly, added oil provided and filled with gas. Started on first pull. I have had the mower for about three weeks now. Starts on the first pull every time. Engine surges for 5-10 seconds when cold, runs great after that. I can mow twice as long on a tank of gas as my old mower, which is still a good mower (Craftsman 6.5 self propelled, with big rear wheels).

Old mower didn't mulch as well as my new Honda. I like the select drive, works very well. Like the mulch and bag... more
Ronald Recommends This Honda Mower
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Thomas O.
Naugautck, CT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/21/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cuts Nicely, Powerful Engine.
This mower mulches very well. The engine is awesome, it can go through anything without struggling.The drive system works OK, when you are mowing on level ground and holding the select drive lever steady it is no problem, but when you are mowing on hills or varying the speed of the mower the lever tends to be hard on your thumbs. This design could be better especially at this price point.
Pros: Great Engine, Cuts Well
Cons: Drive System Control Can Be Uncomfortable
Thomas Recommends This Honda Mower
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Stan S.
Paradise, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/6/16
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Mower I Have Ever Owned
I have had many mowers, and Honda has always been the best-easy to start,very dependable, and long lasting.

This mower keeps the legend alive.
Stan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael S.
Cutler Bay, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/15/15
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I'm impressed with the ease of starting mower. Out of the box, one pull and it started. One pull every time since. Mower has plenty of power. Speed control is easy to use and mower speed can be set to go much faster than I want.

It's nice to know the speed is there. Mower cuts lawn nice. Pricey but you definitely get your monies worth. HAD A Toro before nice mower but constantly changing wheels. Cheap design on Toro wheels caused me to go with Honda. No regrets so far.
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower arrived quick. No problems. Didnt have to find a way to get it home from store. Would use them again."
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Chris H.
Farmington, NM
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/3/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2014
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You Will Only Cry Once With This Mower
Let me explain my headline. This is an exceptional product. However, as with most exceptional products, they do not come cheap. It's comforting to know that the only time you will cry is when you shell out $600+ to purchase this mower. After that, you will never cry again.

I borrowed a similar mower from my father-in-law for many years and didn't want to give it back! I knew that when I purchased a mower, it would be this exact Honda. From the minute I used this mower, I knew that it... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Durable
Chris Recommends This Honda Mower
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Brian T.
Clifford Twp., PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/1/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2014
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Best Engineered Mower I've Ever Seen Or Owned !!!!!
I used the mower now for about a month and I love this baby. It has everything I could want. Variable speed easily controlled by a very handy paddle easily accessible on the handle bar. Easy to select between mulch or bag. Bag attaches simply and to top things off it's a Honda with Honda bullet-proof engine and mechanics - LOVE IT !!!
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
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Randy J.
Fort Smith, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/10/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2016
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Best Push Mower
I mow commercially and have went through a lot of push mowers. This is by far the best. Everything about it is nice. It's light and mulches really well. I also love the rear discharge.
Randy Recommends This Honda Mower
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David
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/8/15
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2016
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Need To Make Deck Guard Kit Available And Clearly Listed As Acce
I've owned this mower for just over a year. It is my sole mower on about an acre of land that includes lots of underbrush and other obstacles. When I pulled it out for this year's mowing, I noticed considerable scratching along the sides of the deck and the two Nexite mold seams on each side slightly lifted off of flush.

I complained to my local authorized repair dealer. They thought I had a valid complaint (especially about the lifted seams). The regional Honda rep, however, had no... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Easy To Start
Cons: Deck Guard Kit Should Be Standard
David Recommends This Honda Mower
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Michael K.
Katy, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/8/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
01
2015
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No Batteries Required
Pleased. Got home from work and a Honda box was on my front stoop (porch).

I removed it, did a little assembly (no batteries required), put the oil in it (supplied), a little gas, then an easy pull and it starts up! Wow! I think this Honda will outlast my last one, which made it 20 years!

Smooth, clean, powerful - better buy than I found in stores. No more under-powered and cost to price point. Mowers engineering improvements well worth the few extra dollars and two day wait....
Michael Recommends This Honda Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
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Sue W.
Harrison City, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/15/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2015
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Honda Mower
I bought this for my husband and it was worth it! He loves it!! The riding lawnmower is put away and he does the whole lawn with the Honda. Best Fathers Day gift yet!!
Sue Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robert L.
Crystal Lake, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/15/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2014
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Smooth As Silk
I was tempted to buy a less expensive mower. But my gut instinct told me to go with the Honda. I've been a big fan of Honda motorcycles/equipment for years but was on the fence with my mower selection.

I'm so glad I went with this mower. The blade rpm appears to be slow but it cuts through everything and is not taxed. It's also pretty much vibration free and the self propelled system works fantastic.

It's also my first mulching mower (I had a 27 HP Gravely zero turn at my last... more
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
Robert's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great service with quick delivery."
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David H.
Mooresburg, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/6/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
12
2016
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The Lawn God Smiles Upon Me
The short story post 4 mowings:
1. Been cutting grass for over 50 years
2. Own a very challenging lake lot about 1 acre with a 25% grade and a fair amount landscaping to navigate
3. I have had Lawnboys, Toros, and Sears B&S back in the dark ages of the 70's & 80's
4. Most recent Toro experienced a cracked head after 9 years of hard labor
5. I maintain my equipment because I thoroughly dislike spent money on things I do not consider fun toys, i.e., cars, boats and beer
Now the... more
David Recommends This Honda Mower
David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"When you expect less - that is exactly what you will get! 1. I expected the mower to be on my doorstep as promised - it was 2. I expected the contents to be as described - they were 3. I expected the shipping container to not be damaged - it was delivered in excellent condition 4. i expected the instruction for start-up to be clear and concise - they were 5. I expected the mower to start as advertised - it did 6. I expected PED to be easy to do business with - they have been so far 7. Done"
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Frank C.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2016
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Fabulous Service And Great Products - Should Have Ordered The
Have had a number of mowers over the years but Honda is the best by far . Works great and it cuts the grass like butter.

I highly recommend this product and Mowers Direct, no tax, free deliver, and the extended warranty it beats all the big box store .
Frank from Rockland NY
Frank Recommends This Honda Mower
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Sal D.
Stanardsville, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/29/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2016
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Hrx217vka
I wanted a good mower that I could depend on, did some research, and Honda mowers seem to be rated at or very near the top. This mower started on the first pull straight out of the box after I added gasoline, and always seems to start either on the first or second pull. The mulching selection is the best and it cuts the grass in a nice even cut. I have used it for nearly three months and have had no problems whatsoever.

My riding mower quit for a few weeks in the repair shop and this mower... more
Sal Recommends This Honda Mower
Sal's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"MowersDirect gives a very good overall rating for the various mowers that are available. Their pricing is competitive and I have not experienced any problems with an order or the shipment. The large selection and the on-line tools to refine your search are extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this site for anyone in the market for mowers. Other sights can only come close at best to what MowersDirect can offer."
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Sal D.
Stanardsville, VA
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2016
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Great Mower Honda Hrx217vka
It came in a box from FedEx and was delivered on time as promised. Read instructions, checked oil, added gasoline, and it started immediately. The self-choking is a big plus, no more guessing. I used this mower to cut the lawn when the riding mower quit and had to go to the repair shop.

This mower performed great and cut the grass very neatly--used the mulch mode almost all the time. Yes, it is only 21" but walking for almost an hour with the variable self-propelled handle was a big... more
Sal Recommends This Honda Mower
Sal's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Your recommendations for mowers were a great help in deciding which mower is the best selection for my needs. This Honda mower had the 190cc engine over the more preferred 160cc motor and the extra power I needed to prevent bog-downs. Thank you."
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Susan S.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/18/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2016
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It Starts Every Time!
I'm very happy with this mower. I wouldn't change a thing about it. And I love how easily it starts! I'm a 74 year old woman, and the last thing I need is a mower that doesn't start on the first pull. This one starts on about a HALF of a pull! Love it.
Susan Recommends This Honda Mower
Susan's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Delighted with the ease of use on the website. I had my mower within 24 hours!"
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Barry T.
Lewisville, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/12/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2015
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Nice Mower
First impression, this is a great mower with many nice features. I really like the clip director so you don't have to put a chute plug in to mulch. Select drive is wonderful and the amount of pressure on the drive handle affects the speed.

Since I like to hose my mower down after each use, I'm looking forward to an extended deck life from the nexite deck.
Barry Recommends This Honda Mower
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Tom C.