*Not their best effort but not bad either. A value play if you can buy one at a discount.
Coming close to $1,500, Sole make more sense. <br/_><br/_> The AFG 3.0 AT is a solid treadmill, but it's a bit os a stretch at $1,299. You can find models that offer more for a slight increase in price, particularly some of the units sold by Sole. Still, it has good quality, so if you can get it at a discounted price, it's worth considering. <br/_><br/_> The walking area is a decent size. The belt measures in at 20"x 55" which is a solid 5" shorter than the standard 20"x 60" walking belt that is found on most of today's treadmills. This should still provide enough room for larger users to run on comfortably, however. <br/_><br/_> A nice motor powers this machine. You can find motors in this price range that have better power producing capabilities, but you're just as likely to see a $2,000 model that uses a motor that's worse than what this one uses. You can reach speeds of up to 12 mph, so even if you're an experienced runner, you shouldn't have trouble challenging yourself. <br/_><br/_> A very good cushioning system comes on this treadmill. There are very few models in this price range that can top the durability and feel of this running surface. <br/_><br/_> As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model isn't bad, but if you're willing to pay an extra couple of hundred dollars, you can get a major jump in life expectancy. The quality of parts used leaves a bit to be desired. <br/_><br/_> The warranty on the AFG 3.0 AT is okay. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the frame and motor are covered for life. With online product registration the parts coverage will extend to 5 years. With 5 years on parts, this warranty is pretty good, but with 3 years on parts, it's disappointing. <br/_><br/_>