Conclusion: We liked the Eureka 71B hand vacuum. It does have some limitations and we wouldn't recommend it for cars or allergy sufferers, but we enjoyed using it and felt that it did a great job cleaning.
Pros: Strong suction, Moderately loud, Works well on stairs
Excerpt: Amazon reviews the Eureka 71B hand-held vacuum cleaner : “The Eureka 71B hand-held vacuum cleaner eliminates the hassle of lugging around a full-size vacuum for cleaning car upholstery, sofas, and carpeted stairs. A long 20-foot cord (which wraps for storage) provides good reach, as does the deluxe hose that stretches to three times its length. With the crevice tool on the end of the hose, this vacuum reaches into all kinds of tight places.