I had what I thought was a similar model that lasted 10 years before giving up the ghost, with which I was very happy. I have a long-haired dog who tracks amazing amounts of sand and dirt into the house, he is a major challenge, The value for the price was unbeatable. Without looking too closely, I bought the LX7 2 cr a vacuum. The suction on the new vac was better than the 10 year old one. The first shock was how cheap the hose was: it reminded me of the toy vac my children used to have: when it gets twisted the vacuum flow stops. I thought, ok, cheap vac, but I still believed. Second: The cord was shorter... unnecessary and annoying. Third: The accessories made no sense: it was missing the typical soft round brush and had a second "hardwood floor" brush that is no different from the normal adjustable brush. It is a waste of plastic. Okay, it was cheap. I decided to by the pet accessory set to get the round brush and also a lint-brush type dog hair remover. The dog hair remover didn't bring much, because the space between the two halves of the lint brush is too narrow to allow the hair to get sucked up the vacuum. The flexible crevice tool ended up shooting the motor(!), which fortunately came back to life at some point. The seal on the metal pipe where you can adjust the length blew and air gets sucked in. What made me actually angry enough to sit down and write this review was the mini-turbo head which died within 20 minutes of the first use. I was looking for repair instructions, which I can't find anywhere.
I deeply regret purchasing this vacuum.