I have a severe case of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. My doctor referred me to a rehab program, which is basically an exercise program to make the body more oxygen-efficient. I bought this treadmill so as to continue beyond the end of the program. I gave 4 stars to Durability only because I have not had this machine long enough to really know. However, it looks and feels solidly made. Also, this model has an excellent warranty. It is lifetime for the frame, 25 years for the motor, and 1 year for everything else. The model down was $200 cheaper, but had less than a 2-year warranty for everything. IMHO the expanded warranty is definitely worth an extra $200. You can pay an extra $100 delivery charge, or you can have this delivered to the local Walmart and pick it up yourself. It is in a big box, and it weighs over 200 pounds, but 2 Walmart employees helped my wife and I load it into our Hyundai Accent hatchback. Yes, it fit well enough. We secured with rope and got it home safely. I actually enjoy assembling things, but I have one warning about the assembly instructions. There is a bundle of wires that runs from the motor base up through the left upright to the control panel. It is called the Upright Wire. You may be concerned when you have completed the step of installing the left handrail and the picture shows the Upright Wire extending 6 to 8 inches out of the upright and your Upright Wire just barely exits the top of the upright. You may be tempted to disassemble what you have done and look for kinks or loops in the Upright Wire, etc. <sigh> Fear not! It is correct. It will work out fine when you install the control panel. The professionals at the pulmonary rehab program have looked over the manual for my machine, and they use similar ProForm models in their program. Theirs are subject to heavy daily use, and their opinion is that these are excellent machines for the money. My wife and I have both been using ours, and it is great for our needs.
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