OK I know I shouldn't be complaining my folks bought me this lawnmower but I am going to anyway. It's bad enough that I don't like cutting grass in the first place but then to have a lawnmower that really doesn't make it any easier is no fun! It cuts the grass and really does mulch very well, has an electic start which pretty much starts on one turn but it is not self propelled as they claim. This lawmower has to be pushed! I was very disappointed and if I had purchased this I would have returned it but being that it was a gift I figured ok lets look at the upside, you didn't have to pay for it and all in all you are getting some great exercise! Not my favorite and I would not recommend this lawnmower to anyone, unless you are looking to use cutting the grass as your excersie for the day!