Summary: I have had a Hoover carpet cleaner for years. It did a good job but did not suck up all of the water and the tanks were not very easy to empty/fill and clean. I just used the new one to clean the area rug in my dining room. It sucked up most of the water on the first pass and I only had to go over it once (with my old one it took 3 or 4 passes and I still didn't get all of the dirty water out). Very easy to fill and empty and clean the tanks. Noticeably lighter weight.
Pros: good suction, lightweight, easy to fill/empty/clean tanks