I'll never own another....
Short story...less than 1 tank of fuel, it died, correct fuel/oil, dealer got it back said they "adjusted the carb" same problem, got warm, quits, went back to the dealer, then they said I'd "burned the engine up with a dull chain"...then dealer "said" Husqvarna replaced the powerhead under warranty. Got it back, ran 4-5 tanks or so of fuel in it and no power, cuts off, dealer wouldn't return calls. I have a $1000 door stop. I now own a Sthil 461.
Quattro Saw Guy
Just purchased my 2nd Husqvarna 576xp Auto Tune
I just purchased my second Husqvarna 576xp auto tune saw. I still have my first which is 7 years old and runs great. I like the fact that the auto tune makes all the carburetor adjustments as the saw is always running perfect regardless of weather temperature. No issues with my first saw is the reason for my second purchase. Very reliable saw.
March 7th 2017 Update: High tech chainsaw
If you are in the market for a new chainsaw and don't like having to constantly tune carburetor setting then this is your saw. The autotune feature makes all the adjustments for you and temperature setting also. Ask your Husqvarna dealer if they have been trained on this saw and if they have the software to properly calibrate it before you pick it up.
very nice saw to operate
Have worn out numerous chains and bars and never had a problem. The antivib on these is ahead of anything I have ever used before and the power is very good for a saw of this cc. Have mostly used a 28 inch bar on it so has worked hard and haven't had a problem. The aircleaner rarely heeds cleaning compared to the stihls I've had previous and like the way the whole plastic top comes off so you can blow it out with commpressed air easily. Being autotune, i recommend mixing the fuel a little stronger at 35/1 as some have had issues with these running to lean and melting the piston.
Runs well starts easy
Been running the saw now for a month and it has heaps more grunt than my 359 as it should but I can't fault it. This is an Australian model and comes with 5 year warranty so hopefully they will look after me if there's any problem. I've had a good run with the huskys
Just as well I kept the old Stihl!
After 11 months the electronics in the 576 xp at Husky have died. Because I bought it unbeknown from a grey import dealer, the local official dealer won't touch it under warranty which is stupid because it came out of the same factory. They want 600 dollars to try to fix it but they don't know exactly if the 'fix' will work as they have no way of diagnosing the actual problem. This saw is now an expensive door stop. Just as well I kept my old Stihl chainsaw.
smooth and powerfull
unreliable electronics and no factory back up
The Rolls Royce of Chainsaws
I just purchased it a month ago and I am very impressed with its power and torque. It starts easy and idles very nice with a nice exhaust note. I have two other saws from its main competitors and this is my favorite.
Well built, fuel efficient, very low exhaust emission and always start on 1-2 pulls.
Very easy to work with. No breathing exhaust emissions.
Buy a Stihl
we bought the 576XP auto tune in May 2011 and had it in the shop to be fixed within a month. it is now August 2012 and have been told the internals have been melted and it is now stuffed. we have always used fresh premium fuel and correct oil levels. it is meant to be auto tune but believe this isnt the case. We had a Stihl and when it was stolen we thought we would buy a Husqvarna, which was a bad decision. We never had any problems with Stihl.
poor power, bad in winter, hard to start, burnt out in 14 months