"Me i'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest, honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly stupid" -- Capt Jack Sparrow
My father-in-law gave me his old Ariens and I love it. It's like 25 years old and runs like a champ. It's on its second engine, but it's solid and powerful. I can remove frozen plowpiles at the end of the driveway with little effort.
Don't forget salt to put on the sidewalks and driveway after you clear them off. Black ice can set in nastily. Can't really recommend a snowblower as I always do it by hand. Good exercise that I need. :D