By don'tlikegyms! (LI, New York) on Mar 21, 2009
Comments: Before I buy anything, I do a lot of research. I'm 5'3" and my husband is 6'3". We both went to 3 sports stores, tried about 30 different machines, and both loved this one. It does take about 2-3 hours to put together and if you read the other reviews first, do the screws not too tight and not too loose. THE POSITIVES:QUIET, SMOOTH, EASY ON THE KNEES,NICE SELECTIONS OF PROGRAMS,FAN ADJUSTS UP AND DOWN,SPEAKERS SOUND GOOD,BACKLIGHT HELPS, DIFFERENT MODES,FIXED AND MOVABLE ARMS,POWER INCLINE, PADDED FOOTRESTS,GREAT WORKOUTS.THE NEGATIVES:HAVEN'T FOUND ANY YET. Although every consumer magazine tells you never to buy the extended warranty, I did. Anything that's going to have that much wear and tear, it's better safe than sorry. I learned my lesson from my treadmill. I didn't get a warranty and the belt tore after 2 years. It cost half the price of the machine to buy just the belt and that didn't include shipping!!Bottom line: great machine for the money!!
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