I bought this model because I thought it was really good looking. If you haven't seen this model in person, than you really should. It's a beautiful color. Course, my favorite color is blue so I guess that's biased lol. Anyway, the performance of the machine really matches it's looks! The suction is excellent, and constant. There's no filter in the dust cup, so nothing really gets all clogged up. It's got a HEPA filter which is great. The hose is very long and stretchable (is stretchable a word? idk.) and easy to use. One complaint about the hose though, you do have to hold the machine when using it, because it has tipped over on to me before. One more suggestion (apparently it's on all Bissell's, not just this model) the dusting brush/upholstery brush they give you. It works, but I'd much prefer longer brush brissells. They're pretty short. And the way it's a 2 in 1 kind of deal is annoying too. When you're using it, it can very easily swivel. Also, the suction seems to be biased to one side when you use this tool. The power-tool they give you however, that works fantastically. I use it on drapes, beds, the sofa, even the floor mats of my car. That works excellent! It's not too noisy, which is a plus. Some vacuums are like exploding tires when you turn them on, this one is pretty quiet. The cord is very long, very useful. It's easy to take apart and clean all the pieces. And um... I think I pretty much covered everything. I definitely recommend this vacuum!