I did not realize that this vacuum was discontinued, but I am glad that it is! My roommates owned this vacuum and let me have it when they moved out, so I am glad that I did not actually pay for it myself because I would be very upset if I had! The only thing that I really liked about this vacuum was that the red was a pretty, bright color. Other than that, I do not have anything positive to say about it! I believe that my roommates had this vacuum for 6 months before giving it to me, and about 2 months after I owned it, it started smoking and spitting the dirt out the back all over my feet! Thats only 8 months after this vacuum was purchased that it broke down! And to be honest, my roommates didn't use it that much, so it definitely didn't get used very many times before it stopped working! I tried to look up several ways to fix the problem of it spitting out dirt, but I couldn't figure anything out. I didn't even donate this vacuum to charity, but instead just threw it away! Thankfully this won't happen to anyone else since it is now discontinued!