We didn't want to spend a lot of money on a treadmill so we went with something a little less expensive. In some ways, I regret the decision and in other ways, I am happy with our purchase. I think the biggest downfall of this treadmill is the fact that the belt is constantly loosening. I have never owned a treadmill before so I am not sure what is normal, but it seems that the belt needs to be tightened or adjusted after every run. We need to tighten it less often if we have been using it for only walking. Thankfully, the belt adjusts easily with the turn of a wrench. There are many things that I love about this treadmill, though. The workout fan makes exercise much more bearable. There are also a variety of pre programmed workouts to choose from to help reach your specific workout goals, i.e., weight loss or cardio fitness. The treadmill incline goes up to 12 in half step increments which is nice. The treadmill doesn't fold very compactly and still takes up quite a bit of space folded.