Summary: I had the same model of vacuum machine more than 10 years. This model is real reliable, easy to use, and powerful enough. I got this new one because my old one need change belt again, which happens every 4-5 years or so.
Summary: This Hoover Wind Tunnel has everything I needed plus more. I especially like the green and red indicator lights that inform me if they carpet is clean or not. I recommend the bag style as the non-bag type is messy to clean and the bags are low-cost. I previously had a Wind Tunnel like this that lasted me over a decade.
Summary: Works great so far. Self-propelled really helps - unless you want to make a workout of vacuuming. Dirt Indicator seems to work only with small particles, not things that constitute dust. Primary problem is there's no way to grab the front of the vacuum cleaner to lift it. Thus, it's awkward to use on stairs.
Excerpt: Staples did everything right. this is my second one. The first one was returned. It soundeds like an old car ready to break down and the light indicating dirt pick up would not work. Staples took care of it and sent me a new one.Naturally, the old one was sent back at no charge. The second one came and it started to smell like burnt rubber. Having owned hoovers before I recognized it as a bad belt.
Summary: As a senior citizen with arthritis, knee and back problems, I have to have a self-propelled vacuum cleaner. But today, the makers have sacrificed that capacity for slightly reduced weight. The Hoover is the only SP model I could find for sale. Since I have used this model for many, many years, the choice was simple and Walmart had the best combination of price, free shipping, and reliability.
Summary: My first self propelled windtunnel lasted 15 yrs. the self prop feature had broke finally. There was no hesitation on buying another. I quickly realized it had not been working for a while, I guess I just slowly got used to putting more back into it. Wow! This one is stronger than my first. And be careful if vacuuming barefoot, it will back up so fast it will hit your toes. Oh..
Excerpt: So far, so good, at 3 weeks of use. We are a small school and use it for downstairs classrooms. It does a great job, has much better suction than the bagless windtunnel vacuums. Gave it 4 stars only, because concerned about durability with so many plastic parts, its as noisy as the bagless windtunnels, and its just as heavy. But it is dependable and our cleaning lady loves it over the bagless windtunnel. We'll see how it stands the test of time.
Excerpt: I couldn't be more pleased with my new vacuum. I had a Hoover before and it is still running, but I wanted the self-propelled model do to lower back problems. I am able to vacuum my small apartment without stopping and taking a break. It is easy on the back and the rest of your body. It's sensors are wonderful for knowing where you need to vacuum extra, and knowing when the bag is full, There is no taking it apart to check the bag to see if it is full.