Hi everybody. I'm a first time buyer and I live in Northern Virginia. My driveway is asphalt, two cars wide and three cars deep. I also have about 60 feet of side walk to clear, as well. I've done some initial research into snow blowers and spoken to a few local dealers. Based on that, I've decided that a single stage snow blower is the best fit for me and I've more or less narrowed my search to the Toro Power Clear 721 QZE/QZR and the Ariens Path-Pro 208EC. I have several dealers close to me who sell both models and I've heard what they had to say. Naturally, those dealers who sell one brand or the other favor what they sell. I spoke with two dealers that sell both brands and they were divided on which manufacturer makes the best machine. So I'm curious if anyone here has experience with either of these machines and would be willing to share their opinion? Thanks very much for any information!