Pros: Good for the money - construction quality OK
Cons: Bad - Electronic functions don't work for more than a few seconds
I tried this at my local Sears store on (2/7/04) and thought it would be a good machine. Pretty stable, but not like your club level machine in construction or stability - this is evident in the price range. I opted for a floor model at a $100 reduction in price with full warranty, which was in new shape. Upon getting it home I set it up according to the instruction manual and tried to run it through one of the six program modes and in manual mode. Well, I have to say I am very disappointed as neither mode worked for more than a few seconds and the display seemed to be malfunctioning, and I never got it to work, Period!. I am returning it today (2/8/04) and from what I have read on consumer reports don't believe I will be buying a home model again. "You get what you pay for" is the old adage, but at $700 you would think there would be some quality for the money. I recommend if you really want an elliptical look into the ones priced at $2k and up - I tried two and they are worth the money.