I've had this vac for several years and am curious if any of you also do? I bought it from a neighbor who was moving away--wanted it mostly because of the colour (!). I had a dim recollection of seeing this design back in the 90s in blue and a red one. Purple tho'...I just had to have it (even though the power nozzle is missing). Gets occasional use with the hose/wands/attachments as a simple straight suction machine. Quite decent, actually. Interested to know about how old it might be? I'm guessing early/mid 2000s....no clue about modern machines, really--besides this Samsung, the only newish one I own is a Miele s246i Naturelle. I'm pretty much strictly old Kirby/Hoover, myself.