It's hard to justify this price for the Cardio Trainer considering the price of the Sport Trainer.
Landice packs a lot of quality in their elliptical package and compares quite well to what you can get from Precor and LifeFitness. The only real problems is the massive price increase this year and it is a HUGE machine that takes up a lot of room. The differences between the four different models is just in the console that you can get. My opinion is to buy the base unit. It is the best value.