This Hoover WindTunnel Vaccum is a great vacuum for your house. I have purchased this vacuum couple of weeks ago, and it is great compare to other Kenmore brand vacuums. Yes this vacuum did died on me once, so I had to return it back to sears. The next replacement Hoover WindTunnel vacuum did not have any problems and it is working just fine as of Jan 17 2013, and I also like the design of this vacuum. This vacuum is lighter than it looks, and it's cable is long enough to clean my entire living room without having to re-plug into other wall circuit. Overall, I give 4 stars on this Hoover WindTunnel Vacuum due to great value and performance.