Just remember what you are buying when you purchase something in the price range.
These units from Proform are just like the first bike you buy your kids. You are looking for the cheapest thing that will do the trick because you know that the little rugrats are going to tear them up quickly. Just remember that when you are buying a Proform elliptical in this price range. Proform packs a lot of quality into their package, but there is just so much quality that they can pack into a certain price. No other company will give you as much value for the money.