I had researched many elliptical machines online and based on prior reviews and price I decided to purchase this model. Its not the top of the line of machines but you get your money's worth and a good workout. I break a sweat every time. I only have had this item for a short period of time so I can't speak about the longevity of quality but for what I paid for and shipping was free, it was a great purchase. No regrets. I get a great workout while watching tv. I'm 5'2 so the stride works fine for me. The resistance knob works (make sure you pay attention to the instruction when assembling the resistence chords and it will do the job). No squeaky noise. Fairly quite. Make sure bolts are fasten well and you won't have any issues with squeaking or rattling. I have a busy schedule so it's nice to be able to work in some cardio while I'm at home. Enjoy your purchase.
- Did the product fit true to size? Yes, not bulky and easy to move around. Fits perfect in my spare room.
- How is the quality of the product? Great quality. I've only had the machine for a week and have used it several times. So far so good.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No defects. Fairly easy to assemble. It took me 2 hours without any frustration. Just pay attention to the instructions.