While I have had Craftsman mowers in the past, and they were all very dependable, either the quality is not what it used to be or I got a lemon. I've had this now for three years, or I should say I've suffered with it for three years.
Even when it runs, it does not run well, and most of the time it simply doesn't run. I've had it serviced numerous times, replaced spark plugs almost weekly, and it is just a piece of junk.
I am not saying I wouldn't buy another Craftsman, but I sure wouldn't buy this particular model.