AFG 4.0 AE Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The 4.0 AE offers better features than the 2.0 AE and 3.0 AE but doesn't stack up well against Sole or NordicTrack.
If you are looking at AFG for a purchase, then move to the 3.1 AE or 4.1 AE. Those designs from AFG are much better.
The AFG 4.0 AE is sold for $899, and you can definitely find better offerings in this price range. For only $100 more, you can purchase the 3.1 AE, which is better in almost every category we rank.
Ergonomically speaking, this elliptical is awful. Models sold for several hundred dollars less often offer a more natural range of motion than this one does. You can make a decent amount of adjustments considering its price, but $100 more usually gives you a lot more options. The stride length is fixed at 20", so you won't have any way to change it if that length doesn't work with your body type. You can, however, adjust the resistance range from 1-20, which allows you to match this model to your fitness levels.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is pathetic. Even if you shaved a few hundred dollars off the price, it wouldn't be wrong to expect a more durable elliptical. The quality of parts used is also bad. Considering models in this price range don't have long life expectancies or high quality parts to begin with, the shortcomings in these areas are concerning.
The noise levels of this machine are higher than normal. Most ellipticals make about the same amount of noise, but those sold for less than $1,000 are sometimes slightly louder. It still isn't difficult to find quieter models without paying more.
The warranty on the AFG 4.0 AE is good. The incline motor and labor are covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years (5 with online product registration), and the brake and frame are covered for life. Obviously, the warranty isn't nearly as impressive with 3 years of coverage on parts as it is with 5.