This vacuum has pretty decent suction for being a bagged vacuum, and does a great job at cleaning almost any dry messes and is also great for your every day vacuum. This vacuum is made to be a primary vacuum and does a great job when it comes to what this vacuum is built to do, but other than that it is not good for doing very much at all. Overall I would give this vacuum a seven because it lacks performance in a couple categories. Maneuverability This vacuum is not the easiest to manuver or carry from place to place because of the fact that it is a full size clunky vacuum, and there is no swivel steering or power drive. Ease of Maintenance This vacuum is a bagged vacuum which means that you put out money every time you empty it out, which is more often than you would think. There is two more maintainence issues this is every month you will need to replace the belt or it will break, and the brushes get tangles up with hair so easily it is unreal. Suction Performance This vacuum has pretty decent suction up until the bag is about half full then the suction power decreases dramatically. Versatility This vacuum does not come with enough tools to make cleaning of the home as easy as it should be, and it is very hard to use on stairs.