The manual ramp design coupled with Precor's quality gives you good value for the money.
Precor really screwed the pooch last year with a massive price increase. Well they learned their llesson and produced some units that are more affordable. Couple this with their qualtiy of construction and these units are hard to beat. The real decision most consumers have to make is if to purchase the beginner series of Precor products, move up into the higher priced units, or purchase lower priced units like Sole, Smooth, and NordicTrack.