The Star Trac ellipticals are pretty outdated and overpriced. We suggest you to consider the Sole Fitness, instead. They have much better elliptical machines at similar price range.
Star Trac Elite Elliptical Machine Review
The Star Trac Elite elliptical machine was the first machine that integrates true strength training into a cardio workout. It features an exceptionally smooth glide and high weight limit, up to 350 pounds. At push of a button you can choose from a pushing or pulling upper-body motion, working two distinctly different muscle groups. The Soft Trac Elite pedals provide ultimate shock-absorbing comfort throughout the entire workout. In fact, the Star Trac Elite is almost the same as the cheaper Pro model, but the Elite allows the upper body handles to be disengaged (and not to move along with the pedals). Another difference is the price. If you need this additional feature (for an extra $300), this could be a great machine for you. Otherwise, you should go for the cheaper Star Trac Pro cross trainer.