My husband and I only bought this vacuum because it was cheap and we needed one at the time, however I wish we had splurged. First off, make sure you know it does not have a suction hose. I did not realize this until we got home and took it out of the box. That was my first disappointment. Second, it is the LOUDEST vacuum ever. We live in an apartment and so I always make sure I vacuum at a decent hour due to the fact that you can hear me cleaning from the street outside. It also does not suction well at all! I have to go over spots several times in order to make sure that it has picked everything up. Who knows if it is actually getting the whole thing, probably just a surface cleaning of my carpets. Ew. It overheats very easily and will shut off for a couple of hours if that happens. It also has a foul burnt rubber smell everytime you vacuum. All in all, we are looking for a new vacuum.