AFG 13.0 AT Treadmill Review - $1,499.00
Brief OverviewNot a bad effort but the new 3.1AT is the one to look at if you like this one.
Overall Quality$1,499 is overpriced for the 13.0 AT, so make sure that you get a discount if you are going to buy it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Walking Area 7.1 Power 6.25 Cushioning 7.2 Reliability 6.3 Noise Level 6.5 Quality 5 Value 4.2 Warranty 5.5
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