old Mike with a bike in north central WI, Panasonic
3 weeks ago
Summary: I have purchased at least five panasonic vacumms over the 27 years I have been cleaning. This model was very poor. I have used a model 215 for 9 years and it is still going. This model is junk. Very poor suctIon.
Summary: I bought the MC-V5210 to supplement a previous purchase of the MC-V5504 vacuum. This is the newer model and has built in hose attachments that the 5504 does not. I really didn't care too much about the attachments, since the price for them was $40 or $50 more than the prior version. But, after having the new vacuum for a while, we really did miss the hose attachments. So, I like to standardize my purchases - makes for easier maintenance.
Summary: Bought this because it had the motor bypass which is a must. It also self propelled. I have had Panansonics for years they last and are powerful. The only surprise was the cord. Pros are that it is long enough to reach anywhere. Cons are that is it so long and heavy tends to get in the way.