So far this short season the Firecat has cost me three good rides. Last night pulled the sled out of the garage for a ride with the boys...first pull...broken starter rope!!!Last two times it was the smart valve. Rode the wifes 99 phazer which i've put more miles on than the Firecat. All updates completed today. My dealer was bitching cat out pretty good because he received his update notices on 12/26 which is right in the middle of a very busy week. He said "they had to have been aware of some of these issues long before now"! I would have to agree that after all the testing you would think the rope issue would have shown up before production...what about the bolts being too short? You would think someone on the assembly line would have figured that one out!!!! Please no more interuptions in my riding schedule!!!!