Summary: Well, I read a lot of reviews before buying this model. The consumer reports rating was a big factor. Pros: has a lot of power and can turn off the brush to go from carpet to bare floor. Cons: it has a lot of power and without self propelled you get a small workout.
Summary: Just received this a couple of days ago; needed a reasonably priced vacuum cleaner for our winter home in Fla. Seems ok; rated pretty well in Consumer Reports. Still, everything feels like a toy compared to my Kirby, which we've had for eons. They are expensive, and heavy, but last forever.
Summary: Good vacuum for the money. Great suction and carpet brush power. Far better than the Dyson I replaced it with. Only drawback is that it is a bit tougher than the Dyson to push around. But it really agitates the carpet fibers and pulls up the dirt.
Summary: This vacuum replaces a fifteen year old Hoover that finally pooped out. The old one was self-propelled, this one is not. It is, however, not difficult to handle. It has quite a bit of suction and does a good job on my not-too-deep carpet.
Summary: This vacuum started off pretty good but unfortunately it started getting louder and having trouble. In less than a year I've taken it in for service. It doesn't look like it will last too long.
Summary: I purchased this vacuum based on a Consumer Reports recommendation. If you read the Amazon reviews of this and almost any vacuum, you will see people who love their purchase and people who seem to have bought "lemons." Unfortunately, I fall in the latter category.
Summary: We have a border collie that has a tendency to shed much of the year. It has caused many problems with vacuum cleaners that we have previously owned, especially the last "bagless" one. This unit not only works better, it really does not get plugged up with dog hair liek the past one did.