Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 780
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kanoa96706 Best quality money can buy.
This lawn mower was easy to use right out of the box. The only assembly required was the grass catcher. Once assembled, it took just one simple pull of the cord and the honda mower started. The mower cuts with precision. The only initial draw back was the dirt that this mower was kicking around. One simple adjustment of the height and the problem was resolved. Overall I would say that this is the most user friendly mower I've ever purchased.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by crisplays A Purchase Long Overdue
After many, many years of using hand me down mowers, I have at the age of 53, just pulled the trigger and finally purchased my first one! Took it out of the box, put in the oil, the gas and it started on the first pull. I pushed the Smart Drive Control and from that point on never let go as I buzzed my entire yard front and back in record time! Better than any Toro or Craftsman mowers I've been using all these years. Very nice machine.
April 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by grillman3523 Buy Honda! You won't regret it!
I've been in the market for a new mower for the past couple of years, I looked at all brands and finally settled on the Honda. From all of the reviews I've read, the Honda motors are second to none and are very reliable compared to Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, etc.
I got this mower home, unboxed it, added the supplied oil, and gassed it up all within 2 minutes. Pulled the string and it started on the first pull. No priming, no choke, just pull the string and go.
The features, aside from the motor, that sold me on this mower were the variable speed Smart Drive, the twin blade cutting system, and the Clip Director that allows you to switch between bagging and mulching within seconds and with no extra parts. The Smart Drive is awesome, it goes pretty fast when you push it all the way down, much better than my old, single speed, mower that felt like I was pushing it more than it was propelling itself.
Pros: Honda Motor, Smart Drive RWD, Clip Director, plenty of power, 3 year warranty (actually mine was extended to 4 years because I bought it during a promotional period), very lightweight, Twin Blades cut up the grass into very small pieces, priced right for a mower of this quality.
Cons: None so far
I would definitely recommend this mower to anyone looking for something of excellent quality and reputation that has nice features at a good price point.
April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Steve Best mower on the market
Great mower, buy one, you won't be sorry. At 66 years old, easiest to use and cuts great, love it.
May 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by unhappy2014 Think Twice --Buy with Caution
I bought this mower 15 months ago and it gave good service until the last two times I used it. At first there was an intermittent problem with pulling the mower backwards, the back wheels would lock up or would only turn with great difficulty. This problem continued to get worse and worse the more I used it. The mower eventually became unusable. I called Honda Power and they recommended two of their authorized service locations. Long story short, the mower has been at the service center 5 days now and after saying it was fixed it turns out they just did some other things that didn't even need doing. After I paid them a visit they finally realized what the problem was but don't seem to have a clue as to how to fix it. After this visit I came home and did some homework on the internet about this particular Honda Mower (HRR216VKA) and it turns out that the locking up of the rear (drive) wheels is a fairly common problem with the SmartDrive and is very difficult to get repaired. After reading about 20 horror stories where people go to multiple Authorized Service Centers and just can't seem to ever get their mower fixed I have about decided that if mine is not repaired on the first try i'm going to strip all the self-propelled equip off of it to reduce weight and use it as a push mower. I can assure you that I WOULD NOT BUY THIS MOWER AGAIN. I only wish I had done better research before spending so much money for a product that has well documented problems with the self-propelled mechanism. I hope this information will help you make a good decision, DO YOUR RESEARCH..
August 1, 2014