Summary: I bought this vacuum largely based on positive reviews in Consumer Reports. What a disappointment. I agree with the all the other negative comments I have read here. The attachments are of cheap plastic and some don't stay on well. (There is one small attachment that has two parts which seem to be in constant divorce proceedings.) The light in the power nozzle stopped working the second time I used the vacuum. The hose is cheap and gets kinked easily.
Summary: We had this vacuum cleaner for eight month and the power head stopped working. My sister was ready to throw the thing out the door. I am insisting on getting it fixed as we paid around $300 for this cleaner and can't believe I have to bring it for servicing. Also the canister is very heavy hence making it very awkward to maneuver around. Over all for the money we spent and for the sake of the brand name, it's a shame I think this is a very poor vacuumed cleaner.
Summary: I just used it for a short time and had to puchase another one because I hated this so much. It is hard to pull, it is not easy to control the caniter. It is heavy and the performance is not so great. The hose is low quality plasic. I use it in my basement and the wand was coming apart so I taped it and not it broke completely. Terrible experience, terrible vacuum. Hoover, what a disappointment. I grew up with them. Things are just not made like they used to.