Top of the budget level category of ellipticals, this is relatively cheap yet sturdy with very satisfied customers
The stride length is very short and the available features limited.
If you're happy with a small stride length and looking for a budget machine this is an ideal first elliptical.
The Exerpeutic 1000Xl is one of the cheapest Elliptical machines around. It's very popular with great customer satisfaction.
It boasts 8 levels of adjustable resistance, both fixed and moveable handle bars and contact grip heart rate monitor. The LCD display shows you distance, time, speed, calories burned and target zone heart rate. The frame has a warranty of 3 years, with 90 days for parts and supports a maximum user weight of upto 300 lbs (136 kg).
This machine is however only suitable if you're happy with a short stride length as the 13" stride length is one of the shortest of those reviewed.
View an online version of the Exerpeutic 1000Xl Elliptical Machine manual