Posted: 08/05/2015 at 22:24
On what your looking for it to do I would say go for a Honda self propelled rotary.
Its very tempting to go for the cheaper option, but in the long run it will be more expensive. Most cheaper end mowers come with cheap Chinese engine which are a nightmare to get parts for and they need to get scrapped prematurely for a simple fault.
Do learn to look after it buy reading the manual, learn how to change the spark plug, air filter, how to change the oil and swapped the blade etc..
The main thing is make sure you drain the fuel if your not using it for a month and only buy fuel when you need it. If the mower is all you've got that runs on petrol, just buy a couple of litres at a time.
Using a good reliable mower makes cutting the grass a real pleasure!!