Decent packaging, got it overseas in good condition.
Fairly easy to assemble, only a couple of bolts/washers/nuts to screw in.
Folds up to save space, not a lot mind you, but when it is folded it is out of the way so that is excelent. The way to fold/unfold could be easier though.
As for exercising, this machine is the best in one departement: People with bad knees. Elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and even walking can be strenuous for someone with bad knees but with this apparatus you get the heart rate going without flexing the knees at all.
After about 2 weeks of moderate daily use, still happy with the purchase.
Gave it 4/5 because the folding/unfolding could be made more pratical and because it squeaks a bit while exercising.