A little footnote here. This tractor is small and at 6 ft 2in and 240 lbs, I'm not. I intended for my kids to drive it for the most part. However, earlier this year I had both boys cutting grass and noticed something was wrong with the way the hood was sitting on the tractor. When I looked at it, I found the plastic dash was broken. Neither boy admits to having caused the damage, yet the hood was very clearly sitting cock-eyed when I looked at it. Not only am I a bit upset that they've damaged something that is not easily replaced, it also speaks to the fact they aren't paying much attention. Add that to the whining when I ask them to cut the grass with the tractor, and I decided that they don't get the privilege of cutting the grass. I've also told them to be careful, as I will remember these things when they start wanting to drive the car in a few years! For now, they can do the trimming with the weed-eater (and if they bust that, I've got hand shears for 'em).