I'm buying a new house with a big yard, and I need a riding mower. The current owners of the house have a 2001 model John Deere Model GT235-48 that has about 300 hours on it. The owner has kept it garaged when not in use, and it is well-maintained. Frankly, it does not look like its 8 or 9 years old, but it is. It has not been used to do anything other than mow level grass.
It is this model with a 48" mowing deck:
How many years would you expect one of these to last before major problems?
What's this thing worth?
Not asking anybody for a warranty here, just trying to get a feel.