There's no doubt in my mind that this vacuum sucks. Pun intended! Sure, from a bagless perspective and keeping it cleaned and maintained, it is great. But after a couple months it totally went down hill. Of course, I couldn't afford to buy a new vacuum cleaner so I stuck it out. I've had this vaccuum now for about a year and a half to two years and every time I finish vacuuming, the belt pops off and it is a brand new belt that was just replaced this summer. So, before I start a new vacuuming session, I have to take the bottom part off and re-attatch the belt.
Save yourself the $80.00 and buy a worthy vacuum cleaner that will last you a lot longer than one year. I should have replaced this one a year ago, but haven't had the money!