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: First of all my wife loves this Dyson vacuum because of the suction. My wife is a killer of vacuum cleaners ( she literally tears them up ). She has killed 4 vacuums in 15 years ( commercial models as well ). We have had this refurbished model less than a year but more than 6 months. This vacuum was clogged near the brush area ( which they are prone to do when you don't rake up large debris, paper, plastic, etc..
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.
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. 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: I like the suction and the available options to vacuum. However, the hose is long and I find it difficult to store. I received this product without a manual so I'm not sure I know how to use it well as of yet. It's a shame because I spent btw $500-$600 on it.