Summary: I have had this vacuum for three years now and the very first problem is the cord. It's too short and the attachments are very clumbsy and don't get close enough to the surfaces and tend to fall off easily. Now the suction is not the best .
Summary: for the price even of the dc58 the dock station would have been a good thing to include and a flexi hose to make it alot easier in tight gaps works good and is powerful but i belive there will be a better vac out there
Summary: A very flexible cleaner. Very effective to use. My only disappointment is that the purple filter (?) has which inside the transparent dust collector has acquired a mysterious hole. However since it seems to work efficiently I have done nothing about it
Summary: As for suction power this vacuum is good on full power but average on normal power. Cleaning the car presented problems on during the winter when the carpets tended to get wet and this is unsuitable for wet cleaning. So if you want it for car use as I did better avoid or only use in the dry summer.
Summary: Had the DC58 now for 18month and the battery run time seems to be getting less. It was okay at first on high power lasted 10 to 12 minutes but it runs less time than this now. Apart from this the machine is good and is great for the car and stairs.