Summary: in a range of 1-100, I would give it a 35. it does not pick up cat litter or pet hair, the upright position does not work, it does not lock, if you use the hose and try and pull it, it just falls down. I picked it up yesterday and will be returning it tomorrow.
Summary: Bought this in May 2012 had to take it to the shop for lost of suction. Now its back to the shop with a bad motor. Shop called said motor was burned out and needs replacing. Panasonic closes service center is two states away and Panasonic wants me to ship it to them at my cost, really. Poor customer service and quality product.
Summary: This vacuum cleaner is the absolute worst.DO NOT BUY IT!!! It has terrible, almost non-existent suction. It is extremely heavy and hard to maneuver. The cord has a terrible ergonomic design such that it is always in the way. Can you tell that I hate this vacuum cleaner?
Summary: Before buying the Panasonic, I always bought the cheapest Bissell Powerforce because I replaced them every 6 months. I assumed, I would keep this vacuum cleaner a lot longer to justify the investment. Unfortunately, that is not possible. After only 4 months, this Panasonic Jet Force Bagless no longer discerns the switch from Floor to Carpet. It is forever stuck on Floor; which is the lesser cleaning force. So now, my carpets and rugs do not come clean.
Summary: Purchased this vac to replace my Hoover Whisper Cyclonic. The Hoover is great... we just repurposed it to the cottage after a few years. The panasonic looked great on paper, but that is where it ends. I wanted a vac that could be half canister, half regular and this made those claims. I just returned it to my local Walmart after a week of use. The Whisper Cyclonic was very, very quiet, but this Panasonic has a shrill, high pitched whine to it when on.
Summary: I've had this vacuum for 7 months; at first I liked it, but have come to hate it. We have two large dogs and one cat and live in a wooded area, so they track in all kinds of stuff from outside. I vacuum at least twice a week, sometimes more. We only have wood floors with several large area rugs and one bedroom that is carpeted wall-to-wall.