Originally Posted by Quagmire
Why? Do you like replacing your Vacuum every 2-3 years?
If you add it up over 10 years you will spend between $450 - $750 replacing those vacuums. Did you know that the Manufactures life expectancy is only 18 months on a bissel vac? 12 months on a Hoover. So if you get lucky and they last 3 years you wont be ahead but if they last the 18 months or so you will make out in the long run.
For me it is all about the Warranty ans serviceability.
It all depends on how much you use it. If you have kids and vacuum everyday, I could see going through more vacuums. Considering I had been using a 10 year old cheap one that my mom had given me for the past couple of years, I see no reason why this Bissel won't last me plenty long. I spent $150 yesterday, and that will likely last me ten years.