My gf and I want to get a new washing machine. She wants a front loader, and with some of the deals out there it is probably as good time to buy. My main concern is that it has to be second floor rate and quiet. I talked with a few local appliance shops and they keep pushing the Bosch. It would come out to be 500-550 after $400 depending on which place I went with. I have heard mixed reviews on the Bosch. I just want to make sure they are pushing it because its good, and not a money maker for them. What other brands are good, but they must be second floor rated? Is Bosch any good? The model I am looking at is WFVC6450uc. Its been out since Aug 2009 and has been redesigned over older models. I can't find that many useful reviews on it. I keep seeing several of the same reviews showing up on a few different sites. Thanks for the help.