Summary: I like it, works fine, BUT, all the ORECK CLASSICS I have used in the past, had the off/on switch up on the handle. The one I received has the button on the base of the unit to be operated by foot. Swell, with all my foot operations, lack of balance due to age, now I have to balance on one leg, gee, what could go wrong. The power switch needs to be in the handle! This was NOT noted in the product information.
Summary: I love that it does a really good job and I love that it's only 8 lbs. However, it is quite loud and I really don't care for having to step on the on/off button - I loved my previous Oreck which had the very convenient on/off switch on the handle.
Summary: I've tried many 12 volt car VAC's and hands down this is the best. Now a 12 volt will never come close to 110 AC corded because it's only 12 volts duh! So don't order this to replace a shop vac you will be disappointed. Good for small touch ups and as long as you keep the cup and filter clean its not bad.
Summary: I love the Oreck. It is so light yet powerful. It goes straight from floors to rugs without having to change settings. And buying via Amazon saved me money. I think I'll buy another for the guesthouse.
Summary: i have had this vacuum for 7 years and hate it. i buy the brand name bags and when i vacuum the dust and hair all blow out into the outer bag. i have to vacuum the zipper bag area with my other vacuum every time i change the bag. have tried everything , snaps into place fine seems to fit but not a tight seal. dont waste your money. when i bought it it cost 400.00 rip off!!!!