I love this Bissell powerforce bagged vacuum, and it is actually quite cheep for the quality you get in this vacuum. This vacuum has great suction and I guarantee it will get your carpet clean every time you use it. There is a down side to this vacuum though and that is it does not clean hard floors good at all. Maneuverability This vacuum can be pretty hard to push and pull when you are vacuuming higher pile carpeting and area rugs, so I would not suggest this vacuum for people with back problems. Ease of Maintenance This vacuum only takes three very simple steps to maintain so maintainance is a breeze. The first two steps of the only needs to be done when the bag check indicator shoes red and these are check the hose for any abstructions and replace the bag with a clean one, and the last step is once a month clean any hairs and or strings and then get back to vacuuming. Suction Performance The suction power on this vacuum is tremendous, it can pick up rocks and sand that many other vacuums can't even on a full bag. Versatility The vacuum comes with three tools that make most above floor cleaning a snap, however these tools and the short hose make it no good for cleaning stairs. Durability My Bissell powerfroce has been knocked down stairs and works like brand new.