I have had my elliptical for 3 years now and still love it. It is solid, smooth and a good value. I have used some ellipticals in the past that had the foot pads based too wide, but this one is fine for me (I am 5'8" and 165#). I admit I don't use it all the time, but there are 2 others in my house that use it, and we have had no issues. I would buy it again.