For the price point, this is an EXCELLENT vacuum. Heaps of suction power and plenty of accessories to aid with the job. My only gripe is the cheap plastic clips keeping the handle in place, however bissell warranty support were relatively helpful and sent out a replacement. If you have a pet indoors, you need this vacuum.
Only had it a week so hard to comment on reliability but I have 10 year old previous version that has been bullet proof. Far, far better in functionality and outlasted another other vastly overpriced, overengineered flimsy thing in common use. Good range of accessories. Buy with confidence.
We are so impressed with this vacuum. It moves with ease and has sucked up so much dirt and grime from our carpet. We couldn't believe how many times we filled the canister the first time we cleaned what we thought were fairly clean floors already.