Summary: Very good on carpets , cleans deep into the pile . Hard floor head is ok , needs some fine tuning. Perhaps broader , flatter head with a few more spaces between the brush strip . And the ability to retract the brush strip. Hose gets twisted easily , I understand the power to the power head runs through the hose. Maybe a swivel joint in the hose some how may rectify this issue. The machine is quite heavy could be difficult for some people to move about.
Summary: I bought this on a friend recommendation and I must say it has exceeded all of my expectations. I have since bought the handheld dyson as well and together they are great for a larger house with three kids under 5! It does all it promises and more. I am always horrified at the amount of yukky stuff that comes out of the floor and carpet every time you vacuum and you are left with a feeling that it is clean.
Summary: I have owned this vacuum for over 5 yrs. No issues with anything breaking or with durability. I have three longhaired cats, which is the whole reason I bought this model. I brought it home, vacuumed with my old vacuum and then used the Dyson. I was amazed and disgusted what was in my carpets! Ick! This does a fantastic job on carpets,hard floors, curtains and furniture even with all that fur!
Summary: This vacuum picks up heaps of dirt but it clogs in the wand very easily, with pet hair getting stuck on little forward facing 'fingers' at the bottom of the wand. it also clogs sometimes in the motor head just out of reach of my fingers, requiring me to completely pull it apart and pull out the hair and fluff. So excellent when it works but it shouldn't have to be pulled apart all the time to unclog it given Dyson's focus on engineering and the premium price.
Summary: this vacuum has great suction but cons are it needs to be emptied often and messy. Too much plastic I used mine a lot in a 1.5 years because I clean outside my home so it was not very portable plastic clips broke off and seal is not good any more. Too much plastic, too awkward to be very portable. Great suction and filtration but not durable.
Summary: This vacuum picks up heaps of dirt but it clogs in the wand very easily, with pet hair getting stuck on little forward facing 'fingers' at the bottom of the wand. it also clogs sometimes in the motor head just out of reach of my fingers, requiring me to completely pull it apart and pull out the hair and fluff.
Summary: Maybe it's just me but I can't imagine a better tool for cleaning floors at my apartment. There's cheap white carpeting in the bedroom looks like new each time Dyson takes a stab at it, there's also laminated "hard wood" floors which are pleasure to clean with this machine. One complaint I do have though, that's the canister release. When you press the button and the bottom opens all rubbish stays inside so you have to remove pieces by hand.
Summary: I am more than happy with the job this machine does but am a little disappointed at the weight of the motorhead. Another member of my family has a similiar machine (smaller Dyson) but not a motorhead and it is a lot lighter to clean with but doesn't do quite the job of the motorhead. Not sure how you could improve but less weight would be fantastic.