This machine was purchased to replace an existing carpet cleaner that I had for years. The old model was given to my mother. We bought this new one, and I was a bit disappointed that the suction was not nearly as efficient as the previous, cheaper model. It left the carpets wetter and leaked out the back when you let the arm down. I also noticed that it wasn't cleaning stained areas as well. I really thought the roto scrubbers would do a better job, but I guess I was wrong. It does have an upholstery wand, which is nice when you want to clean a couch or chairs. I think they should improve this model and we consumers really expect more when shelling out this kind of money. I would not recommend this cleaner just on the fact alone that it leaves carpets this wet. That is not healthy and can really damage your home and your investments. Maneuverability Large and clunky. Ease of Maintenance Easy to put and dump water. Suction Performance Not pleased. Versatility Carpets and Upholstery. Design It looks like it would clean well, and then when you get home, nope. Durability I don't see this one lasting a long time.