Summary: I put up with this hoover for 7 years. I have 2 rough collies (Lassies) and any owner of these dogs will tell you that when their coats drop, they DROP! Undercoat is very soft and very long so I found this model ridiculous as I has to keep stopping to cut away the hair that wrapped heavily around the brush after each room. The silver/grey model is what I had. I changed the brush once and NEVER had to change the rubber brush belt or filters. I changed the hose once too.
Summary: Hoover was better than I was expecting! I was dubious when ordering a re-conditioned item as I have never done this before. It turned up on time and looked like new. It was very clean with very little marking on it. I have used it and up to now I have no complaints. I would certainly recommend this site for anyone looking to replace their Dyson.