I did some research on tractors before we bought the John Deere L111. I gotta tell ya, having a membership at Consumer Reports has made buying really expensive stuff a lot less scary. The L111 was their top-rated lawn tractor.
My dad always had a Consumer Reports membership when I was growing up. I remember the magazines lying all over the house, and he didn’t make any big purchases without having a look to see what CR thought. They rate everything from coffee makers to mid-sized sedans.
Next up, we’re painting the house, and guess what… Consumer Reports has rated exterior paints and stains.