It is well worth stepping up to this model from the XT185 if you are interested in the Spirit lineup. Price is higher than comparably equipped Sole and Xterra units also made by the same factory with many of the same parts.
Well worth considering if you are in the $1,500 price range- especially if you can get a discount. Stands above most of the clutter in the market. With the money that Dyaco has put into Spirit it looks like the economic downturn may be the opportunity Spirit needs to get some real market penetration. On the flip side, Dyaco hasn't been putting money into developing technology that can be rolled out into the machines so when you compare Spirit with other competitors on the sales floor, the Spirit units really look dated and behind the times.