Buying a treadmill has been one of the most frustrating experiences I have ever had. You're truth challenged by biased affiliate websites and fake five star reviews on treadmills that skew your search. I found Xterra treadmills from a friend that purchased one of their elliptical machines. Previously I had demo’d a True, Precor, and Life Fitness treadmills and found the machine great but the prices were over $4,500. Just by chance I looked at the 6.8 Xterra and found the exact features for $1,299. I also saw they offered a 60 day money back guarantee and the rest is history. Great product!!!!