Summary: Great suction, easy clean up. Problems I have experienced: Hair gets trapped around the brush and it is difficult to get the cover off to clean it out; the "telescoping" pole doesn't always want to "collapse" down; and more importantly the power nozzle assembly (as Hoover's website calls it) has a faulty connection to the pole and it has cracked therefore it does not stay attached. I thought that it wouldn't cost much to replace this one piece. WRONG!!!!!
Summary: We bought this vacuum and it worked great at first. After 2 months of owning, we had to replace a belt. It seemed to work just fine after that. We have had it for a little over a year and I don't even want to bother getting the darn thing out of the closet. It clogs, the suction is poor and it is cracking. I regret not doing my research first. Do not buy this vacuum.
Summary: I searched for weeks to find the best vacuum for my vinyl floors and throw rugs. I am very happy with my new Hoover canister. The only problem is that the cord is too short. Other than that it works great.
Summary: Just bought this vacuum about 2 weeks ago, the power and suction are great also surprisingly quiet. the 3 big issues that I have noticed with this vacuum are that the hose kinks often while vacuuming, its very hard to pull behind you and the cord is way to short. I tried it out when I first assembled it and noticed right away those 3 major flaws, but being a man I just resulted to adding an extension cord and carrying the canister around.
Summary: Cord is much to short for convenience. No height adjustment on rug beater head makes doing thicker carpet very difficult. Very non-maneuverable and so much harder to use than a good upright. This purchase was a mistake... Should have gotten a good upright and a light duty cannister model! Poor quality accessories and tools add to the frustration. Don't get much for the price.
Pros: good suction
Cons: short cord, no head adjustment, tips easily, limited tools, short hose, average quality materials
Summary: My old vacuum was an upright and like the one I had before, only lasted a few years before it stopped doing the job. I decided to switch to a canister this time and I'm already hooked on this one. It easy to manuever, the cord is just the right length and the suction gets my area rugs really clean. Even gets all the dog hair! Very pleased with this purchase.