Exploring Amazon I found these 3 machines for less than $200, all would work well as a beginner machine or back up machine for any experience level.
Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine, CS6000i, 60 Built-In Stitches, 7 styles of 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholes, Wide Table, Hard Cover, LCD Display and Auto Needle Threader. Great starter machine with many options to experience at a reasonable price.
SINGER | Simple 3232 Portable Sewing Machine with 32 Built-In Stitches Including 19 Decorative Stitches, Automatic Needle Threader and Free Arm, Best Sewing Machine for Beginners. Sturdy, inexpensive and easily portable.
Janome 2212 Sewing Machine. Little higher price for a strong stitch and ease of use for any experience level.