We have had this vacuum for almost five years now and it has worked well. It has pretty good suction power to it and has different levels that you can put it at. We have just used this for basic cleaning jobs around the house. It works best on carpet. There are some attachments that go with this vacuum as well. They come in very handy for corners, edges and stairs. I really like that you don't need bags for this vacuum. I love not having to replace bags all the time. It is very easy to empty. You have to replace a filter sometimes, but we don't replace ours very often and it works well. There is also a handle on the back for easy carrying and a place to wrap the cord around. It has foot buttons to click the vacuum on and to lower the top half of it. The vacuum itself picks up dirt really good and I haven't had any major problems with it yet. I will keep using this vacuum until it dies on me. It's a great vacuum! Maneuverability It is pretty easy to move around. There are other vacuums that turn better, but this one still works well. Ease of Maintenance There isn't a lot of maintenance to this vacuum. It's pretty easy to use and empty. The filter is easy to bang out and replace if you need to. Suction Performance The suction on this is good. Design It is just a basic vacuum design. Durability It is a strong vacuum that holds up well.