Summary: Only had this powerhouse for a few weeks, but I'd recommend it, if only because it does a good job cleaning carpets. Our whole house is carpeted, up stairs and down, kitchen and bathrooms, so this thing gets a good workout. A bit noisy, but it's not intended to be silent, it's intended to vacuum up lint and dirt and it does that very well. Overall, for the money, it's a bargain.
Summary: I love this Dirt Devil vac, it does a great job on the small scale. I bought it for my appartment to vacuum my rugs, I do not have carpeting, wood floors only, but I have quite a few rugs. My Dirt Devil vac does a great job to clean my rugs. It's bagless, easy to use and it's a great price I paid for it. I would recommend this vac to anyone.
Summary: With regular cleaning of filter (after which, even it you air dry it will smell horrible) this unit had good suction for about 6 months. It's now in the vacuum graveyard and I bought a small dyson. Went over carpet in an unused room, after using this vacuum, I was disgusted by how much the dirt devil left behind. I bought my dyson refurbished.