Hi all - new here and new to snow blowers so please forgive any naive questions..... I’m going to view a used Yamaha 1028 later today. My budget is pretty low and this machine is advertised at €500 and ‘works well’. Having read about the model it looks like it would be a better machine than I though my €500 would bug me if a new(ish) machine. But I guess if it’s a wreck then I could be buying myself an expensive problem. I’d welcome any views on what I should look for when viewing the machine and also any views on what major items could cost to repair if they go wrong. By the way, i live in the French Alps we get a fair bit of snow pretty constantly throughout the winter. And I have two separate parking areas to clear joined by a sloping pathway (hence I like the idea of the tracked model). Thanks everyone.