Pros: None I can think of.
Cons: NO REPLACEMENT PARTS AVAILABLE!!! Shoddy workmanship. Noisy.
Like any piece of exercise equipment, these are often sold in garage sales or through the newspaper. That's where I got mine. BUT, if you don't purchase it at a retail outlet, you cannot purchase replacement parts at any price! I know because I tried. I didn't purchase this overpriced piece of junk from a retail outlet, therefore they wouldn't even consider SELLING me replacement parts. I offered them money and said I would have to throw away the machine if I couldn't get the parts, they said fine. I said again, you would rather see your piece of equipment at the dump instead of being used, and they said that they do not provide replacement parts for ANY machine that THANE makes that was not sold retail. LET THE BUYER BEWARE!!!