Where I live snow accumulates enough to make snow removal difficult only a few times each winter. So, while most people don't like to spend the money on a snowblower, they are nice to have when the times comes.
After the first snowfall in our new home, our neighbor let us borrow his Toro Powerlite snowblower. We had between 3 and 4 inches of snow and this snowblower removed it effectively. It never clogged up, and it was easy to start. Our driveway is cement, and is quite long and wide and did the job well.
The CCR model is small as far as snowblowers go. It only clears a 16" swath (which is actually perfect for narrower sidewalks). But, if you are looking to get something cheap and effective to use for those occasional snowfalls where shoveling might be a little too much, I think this is a great little machine.