I must admit I was reluctant to purchase this vacuum. I have bought many vacuums over the years many of them were very exspensive and this vacuum will hold it's own with the best of them. The suction and pick up is great even though this was a refurbished unit, My only complaint would be that the company could have spent some time cleaning the unit up a little before resale. It arrived very dusty. Overall I love it and would recommend this vacuum to any of my friends and family.