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Hi, I'm brand new here but this looks like the right place to ask a question. I'm considering buying a new (99 model) 5-speed Regent from my local dealer. He is asking $2000. Does this sound like a fairly good deal? Thanks. Burt

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I'm no expert re: new tractor prices BUT I can say that you will likely take a significant loss in the tractors value initialially due to depreciation (just like buying a new car). If the right deal came along your way, you might be able to purchase a slightly older tractor WITH IMPLEMENTS for that much or less. My tractor was 24 years old when I purchased it, but it was showroom condit. and meticulously maintained. On the other hand, some parts have become obsolete. There are some good used tractor deals and some ripoffs-be careful. It is a tradeoff. Best to go into these decisions knowing all of your options. Theres alot of info on this site that can help. Good luck. Paul L.

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Burt, The five speed Regent with a fourteen horsepower Kholer engine has a list price of $2,450. The Regent has several features superior to the Express, such as the electric PTO clutch, front anti-scalp rollers on deck, and premium tires. The Express has a Briggs & Stratton Intek engine, thinner sheetmetal, and a cheaper seat assembly, a 1999 Regent for $2,000 is a good buy. Hope this helps. R.C.

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I know Sim doesn't really have model years, but I believe that in 2000, the Regents will be improved with a full rear roller on the deck, compared to the current outboard wheels. Right now, there's not a lot to differentiate the Regents from the Express's, (at least to the casual consumer) and I think they're making this change to help differentiate the Regents. It's obviously an improvement, so I would either wait for that one, or jump up to a Broadmore, which is worth the extra money. Or, if you really want to save as much money as possible, buy the 5 speed Express for $1600, or the Hydro version for $1900. I think those are the list prices...at least they were in the press release earlier this year. Based on my research, the Express should equal the current Regent in performance. I don't know what the advantage would be to buying a Regent over an Express. Anyone else know? Greg

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I agree with paul I recently picked up a 1978 regent 4111 11hp with a 36" deck fo $50.00 it is in near perfect condition and runs great I also have a 1997 sovereign Garden tractor with 48" deck I bought new for $6800.00 great machine so I would look for a used one good luck

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