My wife gave me a bit of hard time when I bought this big Honda snowblower several years ago. She said "We line in Northern Virginia, why do you need a huge machine like that?" My answer was..."We have a 250 foot driveway is why, and a five car pad at the garage." Most years, its overkill. This weekend it got a real workout, the Blizzard dumped 22" of snow on us. Now my wife says "That Honda gets the job done, doesn't it?" You bet it does. More Power, More Power! Arrghhh!