Not a bad effort but the new 3.1AT is the one to look at if you like this one.
$1,499 is overpriced for the 13.0 AT, so make sure that you get a discount if you are going to buy it. <br/_><br/_> The AFG 13.0 AT doesn't make a lot of sense at $1,499. For $400 less, you can get the 3.1 AT, which offers a better quality parts, a better motor, and slightly worse cushioning system. You can also get the 5.1 AT for $1,499, as well. It's better in almost every category, particularly the warranty. <br/_><br/_> The walking area on this treadmill is a good size. The belt measures in at 20" x 60", which has become the standard size walking belt on most of today's treadmills. This should provide plenty of room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride. <br/_><br/_> A decent motor powers this machine. If you do your research, however, you shouldn't have a problem finding a model with significantly greater power producing capabilities for a couple hundred dollars less. You can reach 12 mph with this treadmill, so even experienced runners shouldn't have a problem challenging themselves. <br/_><br/_> A very nice cushioning system comes on this model. Very few treadmills in this price range offer a running surface that is as forgiving and durable as this one does. <br/_><br/_> As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is nothing special. It's pretty easy to find models in this price range that have a longer life expectancy than this one. The quality of parts used is really disappointing. With a price tag like this, you expect better parts. <br/_><br/_> The warranty on the AFG 13.0 AT is not great. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. You can, at least, bump the coverage of parts up to 5 years if you do an online product registration. With the 5 year parts coverage, this warranty isn't really anything to complain about. <br/_><br/_>