I bought this last year and am already on line shopping for a replacement. It still works but I just cannot stand to use it anymore--the handle broke the second month we had it (poor construction where purple handle attaches to the metal pipe) so it's now duct-taped on. The overall design is not tall enough and I'm only 5'4". Also the cord is much shorter than other vacuums I've had, and the hose is too short so overall it's backbreaking to vacuum. On the plus side, it does pick up well, but you have to clean the enclosed filter often to retain the suction and it's not an easy job--the paper/fiber filter is perforated and grabs the dust in between the folds so very hard to clean and too expensive to replace too often. Another plus is that it is light weight for carrying up and down the stairs.