Summary: I have bought several Hoover Wind tunnel vacuums over the years. It's the best sweeper out there, however this one doesn't even compare. It's constructed of cheap plastic. I've had it one week and had to put the belt back on three times. The suction is no where near the other wind tunnels I've bought. Not impressed at all.
Summary: Cleans flat surfaces (hardwood & tile) as advertised - great! The on/off roller brush switch really makes a difference. All tools and switches are handy and easily accessed. This value for the price is incredible. I reviewed bag type vacs in consumer reports prior to my purchase and so glad I did. Couldn't find this particular model locally so ordered on line - saved gas and got it quickly and as promised.
Summary: The vacuum arrived earlier than promised. When I opened the box and assembled it the foot pedal used to shut off the roller brush did not work. I called Hoover for help and the lady could not help me. She told me I had to take it to a service center 20 miles away. I was thinking why not just return it? but I did take it to the service center. The technician tried the pedal and it did not work for him either.
Summary: When my Oreck vacuum died, I replaced it with this Hoover Wind Tunnel. Although it does an adequate job of cleaning, I do miss the lighter weight and maneuverability of the Oreck. Also the Hoover does not do a great job of vacuuming around the baseboards. Another drawback is the electrical cord, which comes out of the vacuum from the bottom, so you have to thread it up through the handle so it won't get in the way when you vacuum.
Summary: We looked at Consumer Reports ratings, which considered this a best buy, and Walmart was $50 below list price! We find it to be a powerful machine, picks up dog hair well, and also has a long extension to do stairs, big improvement over our more expensive machine that is being retired due to problems for wear. Only complaint, which we expected, is the machine is loud. Benefits outweigh the one negative.
Summary: Works well on carpet and hard floors. Small beater brush works well on stairs. Long reach with cord and extension wand and tube. HEPA bag keeps dust out of the air better than bagless vacuums. Only wish the cord had a spring loaded rewind.