I have had my vacuum for 2 years now. It worked great in the beginning, great suction and such. Over the course of the first year it began to get clogged easier and it would not suck as well as in the beginning. My husband took the filters out and cleaned them out and that helped. If you make sure that you clean it out well each time you use it the vacuum will work longer. The extensions are nice to have they help me reach what i need. Also I like that it is bag less, I don't have to worry about replacing a bag each time. Make sure you have the compartment on securely or it will not suction well. I also like that the adjustments from hard floor to carpet levels is very easy to use. I also like how light the vacuum is, it is not considered a light weight machine but I don't have issues carrying it up stairs or around the house. It stores well also. The parts are durable, nothing has broken accept the band which I found really cheap at Fred Meyers.