If you are short on budget and long on needs, this is the best option on the market. High value machine with good drive system parts.
Even after deploying cheaper parts to bring prices within $1,000 this treadmill can't be written off as a bad buy. The quality of the motor, frame, and drive components is decent enough to add value to the machine. Despite the average warranty this machine has good features and is sturdy and reliable enough to withstand prolonged use by normal walkers. The really serious users should aim higher and go for NordicTracks priced at or above $1,500. High value NordicTrack with some of the better parts of the higher end models without the higher end price.