I bought this for an apartment and it works well. The big drawback-it is very loud. I would not recommend this vacuum if you have to vacuum everyday. After vacuuming a few times (new carpet), I noticed that the filter was really dirty-something that is not easily cleaned. It will certainly have to be replaced before a year of use. Also, the wand is not really long enough to make the tools efficient.
Perfect vac for my apartment. Compact, powerful, on-board attachments, plenty of cord length so you don't have to keep unplugging-plugging while you do your chores. Easy to empty the chamber -- no bags to change, and the filter does a good job.
I've given this a good review because after several delivery issues--for which Overstock was very helpful about resolving--my machine arrived and works quite well--but only if I push it. It arrived without the handle! I know Overstock will get it to me, it's only a matter of when, but on top of the delivery issues, this was very annoying. In fairness, I have been dealing with overstock for many years and this is only the second problem I've ever had. The box arrived torn and taped--had I been home I would have never accepted it. Hopefully my handle will arrive soon as it appears to work quite well--but again, only if I push it!
My former hi-tech vacuum finally gave up and living at the beach with a shedding dog means I needed one fast and I wanted a bagless machine. However, my recent move left me on a very tight budget. I had hear about Dirt Devil, read some reviews, and ordered one through Overstock.com. I am quite pleased with the vacuum and admittedly surprised that such an inexpensive product works so well. It picks up sand and dog hair from linoleum as well as area rugs.