I love my Oreck! It has been very durable and reliable. We have owned other types of vacuum cleaners, even a Rainbow, and found this to be the most dependable vacuum cleaner. We have ponytail ties, etc. that are always hiding in dark corners, since the Oreck goes into those corners, it tends to pick them up without clogging; however, sometimes the belt does not survive the experience, and the belt is very hard to get to if you need to replace it. I do wish it was easier to disassemble the vacuum cleaner to clean out all of the hoses and chambers when there is a clog. There are a lot of parts to be removed to get to the areas that you need to. Durability My Oreck has been one of the toughest vacuum cleaners I have owned. As a family, we are exceptionally tough on vacuum cleaners, yet it has stood the test of time. It has remarkable suction. I only wish that the belts were more durable. I would definitely purchase another Oreck!