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Toro 20382
 
Approximate retail price:
$570
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Toro 20381 although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Gas multiple speeds self-propelled mower
User Reviews
User Reviews

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Toro hit one out of the park!
4/21/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Cons
None detected
Best Uses
Mulching
Comment:
Toro has hit one out of the park for me! I purchased Model 20382 April 2013, and though I have only used it twice, I couldn't be happier! I am a 71 years old male, and have taken quite a few mowers for a walk over my life span, and will say this just happens to be the best ever! By the way it isn't the most expensive mower that I have owned either. I've used and owned front wheel and rear wheel drive mowers, and as for me I would definitely opt for this rear wheel drive system! <br />One might be concerned about having the rear wheel drive tear up the lawn when making a 180 degree turn, but not to worry, this mower's drive system is fabulous! The overall weight is very light and easy to maneuver! I'm not certain, but I think it might go a little faster than I have had it go? The neat experience is that I have no sense of it going too slow or too fast at the wrong time. It's just so incredibly user friendly!<br />I would recommend this to a friend! I have even driven back to the place of purchase, for no other reason than to commend the salesman.<br />By the way, I came here to consumer report to help me make a selection. I wish to thank all those who have given reviews of the Toro mower line.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Follow up of previous review
9/26/2012
Pros
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Cons
Best Uses
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
I submitterd a reveiw for the Toro 20382 on 8/26/2012. I have now taken the mower back a second time. It is now working much better. My initial comments at the time were correct. Since then it is a decent machine. The reving has stopped and it operates smoothly. The grips are comfortable and the personal pace speed is effective. It is now working as exspected for the price.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line

(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Not a good lawn mower
8/26/2012
Pros
Cons
Heavy
Noisy
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
I purchased this model July 29 2012. It was very expensive. I have used it 4 times only. It was back to the place of purchase last week. The throttle was reving up and down even when fully warmed up. I used it today and the same thing is happening again. My yard is only a third of an acre. It has a Honda motor. I am so disappointed. My old lawn mower which was a quarter the cost was fine. I should have left well enough alone. Now I am paying for a headache and my time to have it fixed.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Toro 20382 is part of the Lawn mowers & tractors test program at Consumer Reports. The Toro 20382 Lawn mowers & tractors features and specs include Drive wheels, Forward speeds, Blade brake clutch, Electric start, Engine size, Deck size (in.), Engine manufacturer. In our lab tests, Lawn mowers & tractors models like the Toro 20382 are reviewed on Ease of use, Handling, Overall score, Side discharging, Bagging, Mulching. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Toro 20382 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Toro 20382 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Toro 20382.
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