I bought a Honda Model HRR2169VKA mower the other day. I replaced a similar model that was about 10 years old. After setting up the new mower I started it up. Guess what! No throttle. The engine speed is flat out and cannot be adjusted. I consider this to be a major problem for day-to-day lawn mowing. I think this could be very dangerous to the machine and those near it should the blade hit a small rock or other unwanted object. I can only imagine that the fuel consumption would be higher and that engine life would be reduce substantially.
While the quality of this mower is less than my current machine, it is still acceptable. I give this mower 2 STARS.
I returned the mower to Home Depot and am still looking for a new one.