Hoover WindTunnel U5465 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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  • Found the best on the road!

    Apr 25, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Picks up great! Had Louder vacuum but none better.
    Cons: Components particularly on/off switch in vacuum could have a more durable design. Easy fix though.

    Summary: I found my Hoover Wind tunnel u5465900 on the side of the road. I'm a custodian at an elementary school. I was in need of a good easy to use vacuum that would pickup after 250 young kids. The vacuum I had worked, I thought until I found the Wind ... read more

  • OK but won't last

    Sep 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Does a decent job vacuuming.
    Cons: Plastic parts

    Summary: I've had my Hoover windtunnel for 2 years now. It's showing signs of aging. Because it is make out of plastic, like most vacuums nowadays, count on buying a new one every couple of years. I didn't like the flexible hose used for cleaning things off ... read more

  • Cleans like a son-of-a-gun

    May 22, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great power; dirt sensor; cleans up allergens and dust mites
    Cons: Silent operation? Uses bags

    Summary: So, there I was a couple of months ago. I was sitting in the living room and petting a cat. The phone rang. It was my mom, telling me she found a "great deal" on a vacuum cleaner and had bought it for my wife. "But, mom," I said. "We just ... read more

  • Save your money!

    Mar 14, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: POWER- great suction!
    Cons: Heavy, hard to move around, cheaply made! TIPS OVER ALOT when using hand attachments.

    Summary: This is not a cheap vac. I was thrilled with its cleaning power both on the floor AND with hand attachments! Compared to my old Eureka, my daughter in law thought I had gotten the carpet cleaned. Pulled the Nap right back up on my 15 yr old carpet! ... read more

  • great Vacuum for the price

    Jan 2, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 1. strong suction, 2. love additional parts, 3. pretty easy to use
    Cons: 1. heavy, 2. really loud

    Summary: My family still has their Hoover vacuum since I was born, which is now 30 years old, so when I got married, I recommended the Hoover to my husband, and he loves it. Of course we could of easily paid couple 100 more for something like the ... read more

  • Cleans great but made poorly!

    Dec 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ease of use and thoroughness of cleaning
    Cons: Expensive repairs , inflexible hose, cheaply made

    Summary: I have just come from the vacuum repair shop, and it has prompted me to write an updated review of this product. I was told that the clutch on my relatively new Hoover Wind Tunnel is shot, and that the repair, with ... read more

  • Dirt Sensor Worked

    Nov 12, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great suction, practically self-propelled, longer hose for cob webs
    Cons: longer hose doesn't stay snugly on rack

    Summary: I just purchased my Hoover Windtunnel model u5462-900 at Costco in Chula Vista, CA for 199.99. This model included a stair agitator and extra long 20' suction hose. It features a dirt sensor and is a bag type filter. It was fairly easy to assemble ... read more

  • The beast

    Oct 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Picks up really good!
    Cons: To many to write down!

    Summary: Back in March of 1999, I was out shopping for a new Vacuum and came across this very nice looking Hoover Windtunnel. I loved the color and what I read about it seemed so good. I looked at the price and almost fell to the floor. But I was told they ... read more

  • Very decent vacuum

    Jul 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans area rugs and carpets very well.
    Cons: Not so great on wood floors.

    Summary: I bought this vacuum from Costco, hoping for an all purpose vacuum to clean my woodfloors, area rugs, and carpets. I have two kids, thus lots of vacuuming to do. The vacuum is very good on the carpets, and I was especially impressed by the cleaning job ... read more

  • Woo-Hoover

    Jun 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It works like a charm, lots of features
    Cons: I don't have enough money to buy one. In other words this is pretty expensive.

    Summary: Woo-Hoover (Hoover WindTunnel Upright - U5465900) I never really thought that it would be worth it to spend big bucks on a vacuum cleaner. After all they all do the same thing donít they. They pick up stuff off of carpets. How different ... read more

  • walks on its own

    May 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Feels like a self-propelled
    Cons: short hose

    Summary: I recently purchased this vacuum after owning my old one for ten years. I got a lot more than I expected. There was nothing wrong with my old vacuum I just wanted one with more power. It was a 6 amp and the Hoover is 12 amp. When they said it picks ... read more

  • Vacuuming as a Science

    Mar 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful and a fantastic cleaner. Gets dirt that you never knew was there!
    Cons: A little on the heavy side.

    Summary: OK, I'm a guy and I like to vacuum. There, I've said it. I feel so much better now. Enough levity let's talk about this vacuum. It's great! We have two large oriental carpets and an entire basement that is carpeted. ... read more

  • Die dirt! Die!

    Mar 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very powerful and easy to push.
    Cons: Tips over easy when you use the hose.

    Summary: Let me start off by telling you what I used to vacuum with.I inherited my mother-in-law's vacuum cleaner when we moved into our house. This vacuum has been used since my husband was born! Twenty-four years later I get stuck with this dinosaur that ... read more

  • Piece of dirt

    Mar 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Space age design is kind of cute.
    Cons: Fell apart, poor design, heavy, loud, small dust bag

    Summary: My 18 month old Hoover WindTunnel upright vacuum literally tore itself apart. A piece of yarn got stuck in the beater, result in less than five seconds: - Transmission burned out - Transmission moorings cracked and separated from the casing ... read more

  • Hoover WindTunnel Upright Vacuum U5465900 OR The Challenge Got Me

    Feb 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Suction is awesome,cleans as it says it will.
    Cons: It can eat a chair up. See opinion

    Summary: "Picks up more dirt than any other clean-air uprights!" This is what the ad said when I was looking online for a vacuum cleaner. I kept coming back to it again and again. This phrase is what decided my purchase of this vacuum. I thought ... read more

  • Take an ax to it

    Feb 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good suction
    Cons: Noisy, hose length is awful, very heavy to maneuver

    Summary: I have had my Hoover Windtunnel for 2+ years and each time I use it, I want to take it to Hoovers Corporate office and take an ax to it. This piece of machinery is extremely heavy and it does not maneuver well, it's a back breaker - Using the hose ... read more

  • not a bad vacuum, but.....

    Feb 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: good cleaning power,nice features.
    Cons: short and cheap hose

    Summary: hoover has been in our family for a long time. when i decided to buy this vacuum i new i couldn't go wrong. getting it together as soon as i opened the box was easy. when i tried it i loved the dirt finder feature. it let you know the carpet was dirty ... read more

  • Hoover Wind Tunnel Upright Vacuum U5465900- Picks up Everything

    Feb 8, 2001 by bmcnichol is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Home and Garden
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: edges well, great vacuuming power
    Cons: read the epinion- too many to list

    Summary: It seems every year after we take down our Christmas tree, I need a new vacuum cleaner. Why you ask? Every year after picking up the needles with my vacuum cleaner, my vacuum ceases to exist. That was until I found the Hoover Wind Tunnel Upright ... read more

  • Hoover Windtunnel, it's alright.

    Jan 31, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Love the embedded dirt detector, great pickup!
    Cons: Really heavy to push, attachments made flimsy, area where hose goes over easily broken.

    Summary: I purchased this vacuum about 2 years ago, and I am somewhat satisfied with it. It's alright, I guess. I have three children, and vacuum daily, and I could be happier with a vacuum. The pickup is very good for a lower priced model, and ... read more

  • recommended by Consumer Reports

    Dec 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Strong suction (effective in picking up dirt); accessories attached (built in); self-propelled; flashlight built-in for better view
    Cons: noisy; indicator line (when bag is full) difficult to see

    Summary: I chose this vacuum as it was highly recommended by Consumer Reports. It was rated as the best vacuum in picking up dirt, which was my criteria for choosing the vacuum from their extensive list. I was initially interested in the bagless vacuum, but they ... read more

  • Poor Construction, Great Suction

    Dec 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great suction and good edging
    Cons: made cheaply out of easy to break plastic

    Summary: Our old vacuum broke and not having the time to thoroughly research this purchase we headed to Price/Costco and purchased the one that seemed to be the best one they had (highest power rating). Poor reason and disappointing purchase. We have ... read more

  • MavenSays: Fancy Name Doesn't Make Great Vac

    Dec 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Attractive looking
    Cons: hard to assemble and too heavy and noisy

    Summary: The vacuum maven strikes again---this time to give you the dope on the Consumer Report's highly rated Hoover Wind Tunnel Upright. I have sold vacuums for a big part of my adult life---so I consider myself an expert in this field. There are at least ... read more

  • Nail down the drapes

    Nov 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, lightweight, super attatchments, easy to empty
    Cons: Doesn't hold much dirt

    Summary: My husband and I recently built a home. I had NO idea what it would be like having all new carpets in this home. I had a newer vaccuum...won't mention any names but it was a DEVIL of a product and I thought that it was pretty good, until we moved into ... read more

  • Hoover WindTunnel 3.3: This Vacuum SUCKS...In A Good Way.

    Nov 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It sucks. Easy attachment storage.
    Cons: The little dirt sensor light is pretty damn lame.

    Summary: I bought this thing 2 years ago, when Zeorai was being a big loser and taking my computer to start researching what the best vacuum cleaner to buy. He must have spent 2 weeks on this thing to find out that this was the most powerful upright vacuum ... read more

  • Just don't buy as a Christmas present

    Nov 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lot's of power..Does fine job
    Cons: A little too heavy..Short hose

    Summary: Well, I thought it was a good gift. Evidently household appliances aren't the greatest ideas. Hey, I like getting tools... Anyway, we saw the Hoover WindTunnel Uprite Vacuum advertised on TV and my wife remarked that she would like one. ... read more

  • OH SO GREAT!

    Sep 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans extremely well, has a head light, also has a light to tell you when the carpet is completely clean!
    Cons: None that I can think of

    Summary: When my husband and I first got married in 1999 we had a poor dirt picker upper, otherwise known as a eighty dollar dirt devil. After a year and a half of being married, that vacuum barely even worked for us anymore. So we started to look at other vacuum ... read more

  • Look What My WindTunnel Just Bagged!

    Sep 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: dependable, powerful, microfiltation system, clean indicator light,affordable
    Cons: replacement bags are a bit more than average

    Summary: We have been the proud owners of a Hoover WindTunnel for 4 years now. It has reliably sucked the hidden and not-so-hidden dirt out of my carpet with little effort. This is a powerful machine! What is hasn't done is break down or require and repair work. ... read more

  • Best Vacuum I've Ever Used!

    Sep 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, picks up everything!
    Cons: The cord gets in the way, probably the same for most vacuums.

    Summary: After a year of suffering from cat fur everywhere, we finally decided it was time to invest in a new vacuum cleaner, one that works. At first, we wanted one of those "bagless" vacuums, but after being told that the filtration is not as good in ... read more

  • 450-900 This Machine Really Sucks!

    Sep 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very powerful
    Cons: price is a little high

    Summary: I just purchased the Hoover WindTunnel Supreme US450-900 but didn't see it listed so hope this will make do! It is blue in color not the traditional maroon or green one. The pros to this vacuum: 1. We only have one carpeted ... read more

  • Satisfied with this sucker!

    Sep 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Suction Power
    Cons: Cord Placement and Attachment Cover

    Summary: I had a hand-me-down WindTunnel that finally gave up the ghost. I broke down and decided to get a new vacuum. I was satisfied with the job that the old WindTunnel did. After buying and Simplicity and returning it, I bought a WindTunnel. The ... read more

  • It cleans up after 13 kids!

    Sep 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good suction, handy tools, long cord
    Cons: Heavy

    Summary: I'm pretty tough on vaccuums. They get daily use cleaning up after my daycare. Lots of kids, lots of parents track in LOTS of dirt. This is my third try in 7 years and this is the best yet. This little sucker really picks up the dirt. I ... read more

  • Hold onto your toupees, the Hoover WindTunnel vacuum is here

    Aug 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Strong suction, great light, bare floors
    Cons: weird cord placement

    Summary: My nine year old $99 Dirt Devil is on its last legs, so my mother bought me a brand spanking new Hoover WindTunnel vacuum (make that Deluxe WindTunnel). Here is my story, or at least the part of my story that has to do with my ... read more

  • It flies like the wind!

    Aug 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: ease, speed, maneuverability
    Cons: cheaply made tool accessories

    Summary: I have always hated to vacuum. Its hard on the back, time consuming, boring, and, now that I am older, I find it very fatiguing. But since I got this new self-propelled Hoover Windtunnel, all of that has changed. It glides ... read more

  • Buy Direct from Hoover Dealer!

    Aug 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent on picking up pet hair
    Cons: none so far!

    Summary: After reviewing others epinions and liking the 78% approval ratings, I started comparing prices around town. I called a Hoover Dealer who although he didn't have a better retail price, he had a "brand new reconditioned" one $100.00 less!! He ... read more

  • Killer Hose

    Aug 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans carpets very well
    Cons: Difficult to use the hose. Belt breaks when throw rugs get stuck in brush,

    Summary: We bought the Wind Tunnel for it's filter and name brand. We like the dirt indicator that tells if you got all of the dirt out of an area. It does a great job on our carpets but when using the attachments with the hose it is very cumbersome. The vacuum ... read more

  • A very good value

    Jul 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very good value for the price; HEPA filter works great; spare parts inexpensive; consumables inexpensive; has an easy carry handle for transporting up and down stairs; onboard tool storage.
    Cons: outputs a lot of heat from the HEPA filter.

    Summary: The Hoover Windtunnel upright series comes in several sub-models, like Supreme and Premium. We bought the Premium, which came with an extra long 10' hose. It was also self-propelled, forward and backward, which made vacuuming easy. It had the Dirt Finder ... read more

  • A Great Cleaning Machine

    Jul 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of attachments, Strong sucking power
    Cons: Short hose

    Summary: I have been through several makes and models of vacuum's in my life time. The problem was that I never got to pick out the one that I liked. My first one was a hand me down from my mother. My second was a wedding gift. So when that one went I was ... read more

  • Makes cleaning easy

    Jun 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: really cleans deep down into the carpet
    Cons: the hose you add your attachments to could be longer

    Summary: I got this sweeper two years ago..as i have asthma...wanted a sweeper that really cleaned the carpets deep down...and this does the job!!! It's the WindTunnel Supreme by Hoover...Mach 3.3. This is one great sweeper...When i first used ... read more

  • Best Vacuum I've ever Had!

    Jun 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great suction and dirt finder light
    Cons: A little heavy

    Summary: We moved from a home where we had only area rugs to a home with wall to wall carpeting in every room. So we ditched our little canister type for this particular upright. We have owned 3 other uprights in our 42 years of marriage and NONE of them worked ... read more

  • The worst!

    Jun 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: There are non it's junk!
    Cons: A lemon!

    Summary: We were in the market for a new vacuum 3 years ago when this model came out. I guess the only reasons we bought it was 1) Hoover was a trusted name and 2) Windtunnel sounded like a kicking machine! This one sucks! And not in the right way! ... read more

  • Avoid This One

    Jun 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I'm still thinking------------
    Cons: Cheap hoses, on/off switch placement, design

    Summary: I have had great experiences with Hoover vacuums in the past, so naturally I chose another one when my last one finally gave out. What a mistake. This machine is so frustrating to use I'd rather clean the whole house with a lint brush. I use the ... read more

  • Hoover WindTunnel Upright Vacuum U5465900

    Jun 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: suction, indicator lights
    Cons: none

    Summary: When I got married five years ago, our vacuum came with my husband. It was a cheap, ineffective Eureka machine that I hated, but it was free. When it gave up six months ago we decided to spend the extra money to get something good. We looked ... read more

  • Too Powerful?

    Jun 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Power, Attachments, Lights, whistles, bells (okay not really whistles and bells.)
    Cons: Listed below

    Summary: My ten year old vacuum, which I happen to love, must have been something from the dark ages compared to my new Hoover WindTunnel. I am sucking up stuff that really doesn't belong in my vacuum. See I am really lazy when it comes to using a vacuum. I ... read more

  • It really sucks (and I don't mean just the dirt!!)

    May 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: filter, on board attachments, headlight
    Cons: very heavy to lift and push around, and noisy

    Summary: I bought this vacuum cleaner because of the saleslady recommendations. She really pushed this vacuum on me. So I decided to purchase it. I especially liked the 35 foot cord, and the on board attachments. It also came with and extra long hose. It ... read more

  • Confession Of A Habitual Vacuum Killer

    May 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, easy to push, bag is easy to change.
    Cons: Dirt indicator isn't reliable, attachments don't stay on their holders very well.

    Summary: I've gone through 5 vacuums in 9 1/2 years. I think this is mainly because I don't like to take the time to pick up what I shouldn't vacuum off the floor before hand. I've burnt up a motor, because I didn't notice the belt was broken, punctured the bag ... read more

  • Great vacuum - search for deals!

    May 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great suction, "dirt meter", reasonable weight
    Cons: Smaller bag cavity than some others - if that matters...

    Summary: We were looking to replace our heavily worn older upright vacuum with a newer model with more suction power and hopefully one that is not quite as heavy. We steered clear of the self-propelled models because of concerns we noted here at ... read more

  • The jury is still out....

    May 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Long cord, strong suction power, easy to carry
    Cons: Clogged easily, awkward cord storage

    Summary: I purchased this vacuum about a month ago and I am impressed with its sucking power!!!!! However, I face a dilemma in deciding how pleased I am at this point. After owning it for two weeks I had to take apart the bottom because it got terribly clogged ... read more

  • The White Tornado of Household Vacuums

    May 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fairly light, very efficient, powerful
    Cons: Hose for applications is short

    Summary: The Hoover Wind Tunnel vacuum is a real step forward for household vacuums, not only in power but in design. It is designed efficiently, does a great job scooping up dirt (especially on carpets) and changing the bag is fairly easy to do as well. You ... read more

  • Hoover Wind Tunnel Upright: The Right Wedding Gift

    May 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A nice investment.
    Cons: Many brand names and models to choose from

    Summary: My husband and I received the Hoover Wind Tunnel Upright for a wedding gift. It has got to be one of the most practical gifts we could have received because we use it all of the time. This particular model has some unique features in which we were very ... read more

  • I was hoping it would Suck -- and it Does!

    May 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of great features, very powerful vacuum, filtration system
    Cons: the bag door is kind of tricky to put back on

    Summary: I bought this product about a week and a half ago with the help of the wonderful opinions here on Epinion. In fact, this same category I'm posting to now. The only difference between the model 5465-900 and mine, the 5475-900 is this is a mach 4.0 - ... read more

  • Thumbs UP on floors...Thumbs DOWN on Furniture

    May 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent on floors...VERY Powerful
    Cons: Not so good on furniture

    Summary: I live in a high dust environment and my current vacuum was not doing the job. All the vacuum would do is kick up dust and pick up some dirt here and there. The on board hose also lost it's suction. So after doing a lot of research I decided on the ... read more

  • Poor design, works better on bare floors

    Apr 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lightweight, works well on bare floors
    Cons: bag attachment, hoses, loud

    Summary: Hoover Wind Tunnel Upright After six frustrating years dragging my Electrolux canister behind me and banging it into every possible wall and piece of furniture, I decided it was time to try an upright. Reviews of this Hoover were good and I liked it ... read more

  • Hoover Windtunnel

    Apr 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: powerful suction
    Cons: sometimes too powerful!

    Summary: After my Sears Kenmore canister died after 11 years of hard use, I decided to go back to an upright. I was tired of dragging that canister around and bumping into walls. When deciding which make to purchase, I chose Hoover for its reputation. I must say ... read more

  • My Carpets Never Looked So Good!

    Apr 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: powerful, light weight, cleans well
    Cons: none

    Summary: I know this sounds crazy, but I think my carpets look better since I have been using my Wind Tunnel. My mother-in-law gave me this vacuum cleaner. She is an angel! I had a very old vacuum cleaner that belonged to my husband's grandmother. It was a ... read more

  • Before you buy a vacuum...READ THIS

    Apr 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to push, has a light on front,powerful suction
    Cons: too expensive,is NOT user friendly,lackluster performance

    Summary: After building our new home last spring, we decided we needed a new vacuum sweeper. We chose Hoover partly because of it's reputation and partly because of it's advertised superiority. The clincher came when we found it on sale at KMART for ... read more

  • One to Trust

    Mar 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many features, Cleans wonderfully, Allergen filtration
    Cons: Expensive if not refurbished

    Summary: Our 10 year old Hoover had seen its better days, so we decided to buy another. My husband and I shopped around before purchasing this vacuum cleaner. Knowing that our other vacuum lasted for so long, we decided on this one, mainly for the name. That ... read more

  • Hoover WindTunnel Upright - U5465900

    Mar 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Read review there is to many to list here.
    Cons: It's pretty pricey

    Summary: My first vacuum cleaner was one that my grandmother had given me as a shower gift. It was a pretty in-expensive model. The handle never did work that well on it, and the whole top of the vacuum just pulled rite off sometimes. But, we were newly weds ... read more

  • This vacuum is great!!!!

    Mar 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Long cord, great suction, lightweight, dirt censor
    Cons: none

    Summary: About of Couple of weeks ago, I had a big party. plus I had a giant house to clean. Darn. So I brought about my eureka bravo, which happend to be a junky vacuum cleaner that was cheap. lets just say that the Eureka bit the dust. so I needed a new ... read more

  • Improve your house-cleaning experience

    Feb 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Almost everything!
    Cons: Annoying cord positioning; LOUD

    Summary: I received this vacuum cleaner for my wedding in June. It's wonderful. Before I had this vacuum cleaner, I had a nasty old two-part Kenmore that was horrible to lug around. This Hoover just glides compared to my old vacuum. I set all my ... read more

  • Hoover Wind Tunnel: Confessions of a vacuous vacuumer

    Feb 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great pick-up
    Cons: Poor maneuverability

    Summary: I am certain that my husband would think it was very amusing that I am reviewing a vacuum cleaner. Okay, okay! So maybe I'm not my sister-in-law, who has been known to actually suck the crumbs off the kids as they eat! Be that as it may, my 2-3 ... read more

  • Nice cleaner, steep price

    Feb 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: lightweight, cleans well
    Cons: short extensions

    Summary: I bought this vacuum to replace a pretty old Hoover. This vacuum is very light weight and maneuverable (especially compared to our old vacuum). It has many extensions which help you get in all those hard to reach places. Problem is, some of those ... read more

  • THIS BABY CAN CLEAN!!!!!

    Jan 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans great-price is reasonable
    Cons: none

    Summary: I bought this upright in September of 1999. I always thought I did a pretty good job as far as cleaning the house. I vaccumed several times a week, the carpets looked good. But I always seemed to have a dusty house. I even had the guys who clean ... read more

  • Great vacuum cleaner

    Jan 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans great; great filtration system
    Cons: Length of the hose

    Summary: After 13 years, our old vacuum cleaner bit the dust rather than sweeping it. My husband and children had been eyeing this Hoover WindTunnel for months. I was interested in a vacuum cleaner with a filter that would help reduce dust and allergens being ... read more

  • Watch out for loose money on the floor.

    Jan 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Microfiltration System
    Cons: heavy to carry up the stairs

    Summary: My Husband brought this vacuum for me has a holiday gift this year. I had been asking him for quite some time for a new vacuum. There where a few things that I told him I wanted on a vacuum and that was an upright that could suck the skin almost ... read more

  • Here is a vaccuum with great suction!

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: powerful suction, has hose attached at all times with attachments right there.
    Cons: short hose that is difficult to maneuver, belts break easily. Sometimes suction is too powerful!

    Summary: Right before Christmas my old vacuum an Oreck stopped working well, and I decided to buy a new vacuum. I chose the Hoover Windtunnel. This is a great name because it really has powerful suction if that is what you are looking for. This vacuum ... read more

  • I Like It!

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Does a good job, makes cleaner air.
    Cons: Pet hair will collect in the beater brush.

    Summary: There are seven cats and two dogs living in my house. I love them all dearly, but they do generate a good amount of dander and shed hair. I haven't yet found a "perfect" vacuum cleaner, but this Hoover Wind Tunnel is the best I've tried to ... read more

  • the vac. that smelled like it was burning up

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Light weight, and does a good job of sucking up dirt
    Cons: Stinks

    Summary: I bought my WindTunnel in July of 1999. Since I got it,it has smelled as if it was burning up. I changed the belt x2 and it still would give off this bad odor. If I vac. the whole house the house would stink for hours of something burning. I even tried ... read more

  • Ok But Could be better

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Picks up dirt wonderfully
    Cons: Belt always breaks

    Summary: I have bought several vacuum cleaners 5 in fact in the past 2 years, they just don't work well enough for me or I just plain don't like them. When I went to the store to buy my Hoover I had in my mind what I wanted, a vacuum cleaner that would last ... read more

  • All glits and no guts!

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's a reasonable cost, Sears warranty
    Cons: Two time replacement within a month, suction is minimal.

    Summary: I bought this vacuum because of all the "good press" that it was getting. I took my credit card down to Sears,specifically asked for this model, and left with it in the back of my vehicle. There are 7 human beings (sometimes ;) ) ... read more

  • The Most Important Feature/Benefit.......

    Jan 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Does not spew dust back into the room after vacuuming
    Cons: Plastic attachments become unattached

    Summary: is that it sucks up the dirt and keeps it in! Being an asthmatic/allergy sufferer, I didn't want a vacuum that pulled in floor dust and then spewed it out again as many do. After checking with Consumer Reports, this model received a high rating for ... read more

  • Can a vacuum make you happy?

    Jan 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent pick up
    Cons: none (yet)

    Summary: Can a vacuum cleaner make you happy? We live in an old house. It's dusty. We have a dog. He's hairy. We have two kids. They're messy. We've been fighting the dust wars since we moved to this house over a year ago. We've been ... read more

  • Hoover Windtunnel -- test your airplane in this!!!

    Jan 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good power, lightweight, economical
    Cons: Somebody needs to redesign the darn hose

    Summary: We bought our windtunnel in November as an early Christmas present to ourselves. It was a special model -- a little smaller, a little lighter, and no dirt detecter -- and a little cheaper. This suited us just fine -- we have a small apartment with ... read more

  • Great Sucker

    Jan 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light Weight, Sturdy, Excellent
    Cons: None

    Summary: We recently had to replace our vacuum and I choose this particular model on recommendations from several people I know. The model I replaced was an old Hoover that was probably 20 years old. It had served us faithfully but it's life was over. Since ... read more

  • Clean It Up

    Jan 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: hepa filter
    Cons: none as of yet

    Summary: I purchased my wind tunnel tree years ago. With three dogs and three cats in the household it gets a work out everyday. We have three people living in the house with allergies, me, my son and daughter. The wind tunnel has a great hepa filter system. The ... read more

  • WindTunnel passes hair & cat litter tests, updated 6/4/00

    Jan 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful cleaner with useful Dirt Finder feature
    Cons: Very long 35 ft. power cord gets a bit unwieldy at times

    Summary: Note: This review was updated 6/4/00. Consumer Digest (www.consumerdigest.com) named the Hoover WindTunnel U5465-900 a Best Buy for 1999, and with that recommendation, I purchased one today from Sears for $259.99 (list price is ... read more

  • It Really Sucks (sorry, it was too easy)

    Jan 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent for the money
    Cons: Can sometimes get stuck, it is so powerful

    Summary: My mother received the Hoover Wind Tunnel as a birthday gift about a month ago, and she absolutely loves it. We have two cats and a dog, all of which shed EVERYWHERE. The powerful Hoover Wind Tunnel picks the hair right up. It is also not too heavy, ... read more

  • It has its good points and bad.

    Jan 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: picks up all the dirt fast
    Cons: extension hose is too short, too heavy

    Summary: We bought this vacuum after our other canister quit working about 3 years ago. We really wanted something that would last and the Hoover name is well-known, so we decided to get one and looked for the most expensive one, thinking that it would be the ... read more

  • Hoover Sweeps Away With A Victory

    Jan 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very easy to use and pick up well
    Cons: May be out of some people's price range

    Summary: I have owned this vacuum for over 2 years now and it really does live up to the Hoover name. I have owned and used many different types of vacuum cleaners and this one rates right up there at the top. It really does pick up well, and it has many ... read more

  • Now here's a vacuum that really sucks!

    Jan 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: does a great all-around job
    Cons: none

    Summary: And I mean that in a good way! I have two dogs, two cats, and a parrot- so I'm constantly cleaning up after someone. But since I work full-time, I don't plan on spending every free second I have cleaning my floors. So I needed a vacuum ... read more

  • My best vacuum yet!!

    Jan 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very powerful, good filteration
    Cons: Hose isn't long enough, a little pricey

    Summary: About a year ago, we bought a Hoover Windtunnel upright vacuum. Our one year old Eureka The Boss was not performing as well as I would have liked. Because of the allergies in my family, I wanted something that would really clean our carpets as well as ... read more

  • HOOVER DELETE!!!

    Jan 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pretty
    Cons: Not worthy

    Summary: Look, I admit I am hard on my appliances and vacuum cleaners do not get along with me but The Hoover Elite 200 does not deserve its name. I thought at the time of purchase "Wow, a Hoover for $60, it can't get any better than this", but in this ... read more

  • Great on Pet Hair!!

    Dec 27, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great on Pet Hair
    Cons: Belts wear quickly with minimal use

    Summary: My Hover Wind Tunnel is great on pet hair. I have two dogs and a cat. To make it even tougher one dog has long hair. And yes they all live inside. The Wind Tunnel can pick up after the worst shedding season. One draw back. The belt!!! I have had to ... read more

  • Unfortunately it does NOT suck!

    Dec 27, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Power/bells and whistles
    Cons: Clogs all the time

    Summary: We bought this vacuum last year when we were moving from a house with a central vac to one without. We wanted a good powerful vacuum with all the bells and whistles. After trying different vacuums at Sears, this was the one we liked. The ... read more

  • It Sucks... the BEST!

    Dec 23, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beats the dirt loose and sucks it up
    Cons: Can break belts

    Summary: Do you have dogs? kids? any animal? Do you ever touch your carpet? Do you on occasion not wipe your shoes off before walking on the carpet? Have you ever thought about the dirt that lives in your carpet? The Wind Tunnels cost more but ... read more

  • Breath Easy!

    Dec 22, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It's so easy
    Cons: It's needs to be wider

    Summary: I don't know what people did before the Hoover WindTunnel was invented. I hate or should I say use to hate vacuuming. Now I am just so anxious to see what has accumulated over the week since I last vacuumed. First of all everyone with carpet no ... read more

  • Want a vacuum that really sucks? Get a WindTunnel!

    Dec 21, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: really sucks, looks sharp, easy to use
    Cons: many aspects poorly designed

    Summary: I'm rough on vacuum cleaners. When I vacuum, it's fast and furious and God help whatever is in the way. I've laid a Kirby and two Eurekas to waste. I purchased the Hoover WindTunnel in desperation at Wal-Mart one day. I was having ... read more

  • I can't believe I wasted $289 on this

    Dec 20, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good suction
    Cons: Cheaply made and unwieldy

    Summary: Though the Hoover Wind Tunnel vacuum has good suction and gets my carpet clean, the overall design and cheap plastic parts make me sorry I made the choice of purchasing this particular model. The first day I used it, I let the vacuum stand by itself for ... read more

  • Good result, but could be improved

    Dec 20, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Power, attachments on board, long cord
    Cons: Burns out belts easily

    Summary: I've had my Hoover WindTunnel for about a year now, and I must admit there are more positives than negatives. It does a great job of getting the dirt up and out of my carpet. At first I thought the "Dirt Finder" was a hoax, but now I find ... read more

  • Suck Yes This product Does

    Dec 18, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Not durable

    Summary: I bought my Hoover Wind Tunnel about a year ago. I wish that I had left it in the store. I must agree that it does clean good but my one keeps falling apart. The adjustment lever keeps popping apart every time I use it. So this means I have to stop, ... read more

  • Buy a Dirt Devil

    Dec 17, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: light, and the stair handle is really good
    Cons: scorches berber carpet; cheaply made

    Summary: Had this little sweeper less than one year. No, we are not vacuum hackers! We previously owned a Kirby since forever, and wanted to get one of the lighter more sleek models that you didn't have to disembowel to attach a hose attachment. Man, did we ... read more

  • Suck'em drive

    Dec 16, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans the air and ease of bag change
    Cons: a little heavy

    Summary: We are a newly wed and this is our first vacuum cleaner. Hoover Mach 2.7 is really a great vacuum. It sucks the dirt out really well. I like the design of the vacuum the cleaning tool is in a see through plastic. If we had to choose again I would not ... read more

  • Live with Animals??

    Dec 16, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ease of use, high cleaning power
    Cons: Not a one!

    Summary: I live with animals - six cats and two dogs - and the Hoover Upright WindTunnel is one of the most important things I own! I bought it three months ago, to replace a worn out commercial vacuum - and it is even better. Mine is the TurboPower 6200 model. ... read more

  • Loves 2 suck it up!

    Dec 15, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light weight,easy to use and so powerful
    Cons: All I can think of is the cord could be longer

    Summary: This is a great vacuum!!! We recently had a new arrival to our household,and we are pleased to announce it's a H-O-O-V-E-R! IT'S A WONDERFUL ADDED ADDITION TO OUR FAMILY, EASY TO HANDLE,GREAT SUCKING POWER;- AND... OH! SO, ... read more

  • I love this machine!

    Dec 14, 1999 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: good pick up
    Cons: heavy

    Summary: After limping along for many years with a dirt devil, I decided to go to the next level and get myself a Hoover. I love it! It works great on carpets, and does an excellent job picking up our dog hair on tile floors. It also rolls nicely. My only ... read more

  • Wow - it really cleans!

    Dec 13, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Power, Dirt-Finder light, On-board attachments, Allergy Filtration
    Cons: on/off switch is halfway down the body instead of at the handle.

    Summary: My old Hoover vacuum cleaner finally died after many years of loyal service. Little did I know what a GOOD thing that would turn out to be! After upgrading to the Hoover TurboPower 4700 Wind Tunnel upright I now know what a pleasure it is to clean a ... read more

  • All around the house...

    Dec 9, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of neat features, gadgets
    Cons: too happy to complain

    Summary: Can you imagine what happens when your vacuum dies and it takes two weeks to get your new one shipped?? Talk about a mess of a floor. But it was definitly worth the wait, if not the mess. I grew up with cannister vacs, at the time they had all ... read more

  • suck 'em up

    Dec 9, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: deep suction, edge cleaning, full-bag indicator
    Cons: cord storage brackets need repositioning

    Summary: About three weeks ago bought this Hoover Wind Tunnel upright because my 6-year-old Eureka was inhaling its last. Read a good review on the Hoover in Consumer Digest, so bought one. I live in the Sierra where the living is healthy, but it is dusty, plus I ... read more

  • This One Sucks - But in a GOOD Way!

    Nov 24, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Does great job of cleaning, lightweight, quiet, durable
    Cons: Too many models

    Summary: My first vacuum was a cheap Dirt Devil. It did a pretty good job, but then the Fantom came out, and my DD paled in comparison. I also have a little doggy with long white fur, and she sheds... A LOT. The DD was just not doing a good job with it, and I ... read more

  • Self-Propelled Wind Tunnel By Hoover

    Oct 17, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Attached tool caddy, 35 foot cord, 2 hoses
    Cons: none

    Summary: Until I can afford a Miele I got the next best thing, the Windtunnel by Hoover. My Eureka was on its last legs and I can not live without a vacuum cleaner for even one day. I spent a lot of time with my Consumer Reports Products Guide but the ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • 3 serious breakdowns since purchase 2 years agoC

    Apr 22, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Fabulous at cleaning.
    Cons: Three breakdowns in since purchasing 2 years ago. Very costly to repair.

    Summary: Three costly repairs since buying 2 years ago. I am careful with appliances - previous vacuum never broke down in 17 ... read more

  • frustration for big bucks

    Jan 9, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: cant think of any at this moment
    Cons: a lot of machine that does nothing

    Summary: The vacuum is heavy and tips easily when using attachments. It worked great for about 10 months then.....I would expect more from Hoover and for the price. No satisfaction complaining to Hoover and repairs are ... read more

  • Hoover Wind tunnel Vacuum

    Dec 5, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Works good for the first month.
    Cons: Belt is driven on a small pin that overheats and causes it to melt.

    Summary: I bought my first one, and after 2 months it quickly lost suction after each use and started to blow smoke when I turned it on. I was very careful about making sure to keep the canister emptied out and the filter cleaned. I took it back to my place of ... read more

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