Summary: I purchased this almost exact same vacuum about 7 years ago and I've loved it ever since. However, although presented as the same model I originally purchased, this one is a little bit different.
Summary: I bought this from Amazon and have had it for some months now. We have 2-dogs and 5-cats. It works extremely well. It was recommended highly by CU as a best buy. SO far, I have no reason to doubt the CU evaluation. Going to buy one for my daughter for XMAS. She has 1-dog and 4-main coon cats.
Summary: My caregiver's vacuum was less powerful so I returned it to her after receiving this new supper Hoover. And a year later I fired her as her performance was greatly decreasing. I had to redo her inadequate work or do more for myself. It is less stressful around here nowadays.
Pros: It has super suction. It really sucks. It has lots of attachments. Ya gotta watch out what it sucks on because it won't let go.
Cons: It has to be lifted up to get back to, and into, difficult to reach places. Lifting is not good. Extra extensions would help. Sometimes I stand on a 3-step ladder and rest the vacuum on top of my desk to get behind it to clean the window sills and floor below near the walls.
Pros: Tried this product because I was tired of dealing with bagless vacuums and all the expensive filters, etc. This unit has great suction and seems like it will be easy to maintain (washable filters, easy to find bags). I have a dog that sheds alot, and this does a great job of getting the hair and ...
Cons: The hose that comes with it could be a little better quality, but it's a minor flaw.
Summary: Great performance at a more than reasonable price. Light weight and easy to use; does a great job getting dog hair off the carpet no matter what the thickness. The best improvement would be a longer hose or a secure connected extension hose to use the attachments.
Summary: I figured that there would need to be some corners cut to sell this vacuum for under $70. Overall, I imagine that it will last several years--maybe longer if I can get some replacement parts, like the hose. At the price, it's almost a disposable vacuum, but it does a great job cleaning.
Pros: As everyone notes, this vacuum has great suction and a high-speed beater brush. I lower the handle to the floor (someone said that you can't do this, but you just hit the foot pedel again and it will lay flat), and it walked itself across a low pile area rug. This picks up much more than my last ...
Cons: The bag is small, so they need to be changed frequently. The beater brush always spins--when you lock the vacuum in the upright position, it lifts the beater brush off the carpet...mostly. The hose is short and cheap. It crimps easily if you're not careful. The cord is shorter than most.