I bought an elliptical about
3 years ago and I use it religiously. I'm not tall, 5-3" and I have no problem with it. But, I would take Puppylover's advice and go to a fitness store and try them out. I know you said money is an issue. I paid a lot of money for mine, but I don't regret it at all. I've not had any problems with it and if I could think of the name of it, I would tell you what it is. At the time, it was rated the top elliptical...dang, can't think of the name of it. Nice thing about
ellipticals is that they are good to your joints but it's very, very important to stretch your hamstrings after a workout on one of them...guess we always have to stretch any way.
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.