Summary: It works perfect. Easy to assemble and the directions are very clear. I bought it mainly for the pet attachment and the retractable cord. I didn't realize until I set it up that it has a headlamp in the front. I am very happy with the purchase.
Summary: It does indeed clean the floors very nicely BUT with the vacuum swath now reduced to 11" from the 12" size of my previous Hoover that translates to a narrower body and dirt cup. I happily vacuumed with this Hoover and then tried to empty it.
Summary: Buy this instead of a dysentery. I had a $500 dysentery that screeched in "carpet" mode and it was sooo heavy. This Hoover works perfectly. It is loud, but is there a quiet vacuum? I think this is a bargain.