Summary: The first one I bought has been going for fifteen years still runs great but the tubing for the attatchments is starting to crack so I thought I would just get a new one while they still make them.
Summary: Although a bit heavy for a person with a bad back...the 'self-propelled' feature just about pulled me off my feet the first time I engaged it. The green/red light dirt tracking system is nice to have , especially in high foot traffic areas. Of course, it's not 'whisper" quiet but, then again, neither are 3 kids being told to straighten-up their rooms. The whole "ordering online" and paying nothing for having it shipped to my door was quite a welcome extra.
Summary: I bought my WindTunnel Self-Propelled April 2007. I still am impressed with it. A belt broke once and I bought two replacement belts and have not had to use the second one. Last year the on/off switch started working / not working, so I just plug / unplug to start/stop. I really like the red light / green light feature - I can tell it is working correctly and know when I have the carpet as clean as possible from the vacuum.
Summary: I already have three of these units, in earlier versions, at other locations. They have all performed admirably, and I knew what to expect. Different with this unit was the "enclosed" hand grip, and the exposed storage spot for the small carpet vacuum head. No problem with either change, and the hand grip amendment is an improvement.
Summary: I use this piece of equipment several times a week and love how easy it is to use. My prior vacuum was very old and heavy. It was quite a workout to use, but my new vacuum is self-propelled making it very easy to use on all different types of floors. The attachments are easy to use and also very efficient in picking up loose debris and dirt on small area rugs and furniture.
Pros: Easy to Use, Efficient, Long Power Cord, Powerful/Good Suction
Summary: This is my third Hoover self propelled vacuum. It cleans well, easy to move, has all the necessary attachments that are easy to access and use. The one negative so far is the second filter (on the side) is not sealed like the original vacuum.
Summary: Well, I bought one and returned it the same day that I got it. The self propelled switch didn't work properly. I called Hoover and they said to return it or take it to a repair shop. Ordered another one, SAME PROBLEM. I called Hoover and this time the customer service rep told me that the handle had to be 1/2 up or down and not all the way up or down. Solved problem. OK, why isn't this info include in the owners manuel and why didn't my first cust. service rep.