I purchased this vacuum a little more than 4 1/2 years ago and have not had a single issue with it. The suction power is the best I have ever experienced when using a vacuum and I have had many, many compliments from family, friends and neighbors who have witnessed me vacuuming up huge messes left behind by my two small children. They are amazed at how little effort it takes on my part to clean up the mess in just a few front and back strokes. I have had no issues with parts breaking or wearing out. It also has a great surround suction feature which makes cleaning up the tiny messes next to baseboards and under edges of furniture a breeze. The cup holder is large which allows for several cycles of vacuuming before it requires emptying. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a very durable, long lasting, easy to handle vacuum that has the ability to maintain it's suction power after alot of use.