Summary: This is the worst vacuum ever. I will never purchase another dyson product again. I bought the pet one thinking it would pick up dog hair I am extremely disappointed. It just glides across the carpet and doesn't pick up anything definitely doesn't give carpets a good cleaning a broom picks up more. I had it for 2.5 years and had to have the motor replaced and the turbo power head.
Summary: I really hate this thing. It's hard to lug around. It's clumsy. I feel like the power of a dyson should actually vacuum...but not this one. It sucks up surface debris but beyond that forget it... Totally not worth the price and if I didn't pay $200+ I would throw it out. Worst vacuum I've ever had. Makes me think the Dyson name is just all that...a name. The product here is horrible.
Summary: If this had cost $100-200, I might have given it two stars. If it had cost less than $100, I might have given it three. It worked great for the first couple of months, but eventually, even with regular cleaning of the filter, it just couldn't maintain enough suction to keep the spinner heads rotating, which makes it worthless on my rugs...I don't even have carpeting! Just a few area rugs and hardwood floors.
Summary: The Dyson works well when it is running, but the power head has failed within 12 months of use; and that with only one carpet to clean! When it is being used the wand design feels cumbersome, a little difficult to control for someone of slight build. However, you expect things to break at some point but in less than one year? And at $100 to replace the head this is perhaps not a good choice!
Summary: Even my 15 year old son agrees this vacuum is awful. I purchased this vacuum to replace my Dyson DC17--I had hardwoods installed in half my house and needed something more versatile....this is NOT it. This vacuum does not even come close to cleaning carpets. It's great on my hardwoods, but is absolutely useless on my low pile carpets.
Summary: I had the dyson animal for 8 years, loved it. I bought this DC23 and 1 year 2 months later it is DEAD. Just stopped working, no warning. Yes there is a 5 year warranty BUT what I am I supposed to do while I wait to get this repaired ?
Summary: Yikes! My machine arrived by UPS, and as I signed the electronic signature pad, I watched bedbugs crawl out of the shipping carton onto UPS man. I was afraid to open the shipping carton. I took it outside the house and carefully opened and, low and behold, we found dead bedbugs at the bottom of the shipping carton and baby bedbugs hanging onto life on the inside walls of the shipping carton.
Summary: Finally I could afford a DYSON. Thank GOD its pretty because that is all if anything nice I have to say about it. It moves awkwardly. It bumps walls and the CORD is WAY too short. The head is motorized and light but the wand that supports it is much heavier. Wish I had test drove this first. Won't return it because I don't want my husband to say "told you so". Should have bought another Shark and hoping this thing blows up so I can.
Summary: Using this vacuum actually makes me a bad person. I'm just not even kidding a little bit. I'm a pretty laid-back guy (to the point where my wife actually gets exasperated by how I can always see the good in any situation), but this vacuum? Let me tell you about this vacuum... It's so ridiculously flimsy and difficult to use, and the suction is so *asthmatic* levels of useless, that it made yell at the cats, slam the door on the postman, be abrupt and rude with family...