Summary: I chose this Dyson because it was a canister and could get under my furniture without having to transform the vacuum and then put it back together as the uprights require. The first thing I disliked about this was the button to turn on the brush head is at the bottom by the brush which is inconvenient and required a bit more then a gentle push in, pull out. The second thing I disliked even more was that brush head would turn off when I went over a rug.
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: This vaacum was soooo much larger than the pictures indicated. I really though it was a small vaacum great for the car or stairs. This is a FULL size canister vaacum. Very heavy and hard to lug around.
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: The only reason I gave it one star is because I can't give it negative four stars. I've had this vacuum for four years and I will never buy another Dyson. It's heavy, the vacuum doesn't pick up small items, etc. I've taken all of the necessary steps to make this thing work well and it doesn't get any better. Tuesday morning it'll be next to the trash can out front and whom ever thinks they found a jewel can share in my frustration.
Summary: I bought this machine (from Macy's) because I had a gift card to help defray the whollop that buying a Dyson takes out of your wallet. I had a Dyson animal upright for years and it worked really well, but hurt my back - so I thought a lighter machine would be the answer. Not. I rescue collies, have cats and all wood and tile except for a few large throw rugs. Out of the box this machine worked great.
Summary: Thus vacuum is very expensive, and works very poorly. It is constantly getting clogged, the heads rarely turn, and it is a real pain to switch the usage type/ take off the rotating head. Don't buy!!! I hate this vacuum!!
Summary: Been using this vacuum for a little over a week and works great on hardwood floors but the minute it goes on carpets or rugs is impossible to move. I am 5.8 feet tall and 190lbs so I'm no little guy. Since most homes have some type of area rugs make this vacuum useless to clean the entire home.
Summary: If you have pets, skip this one all together!! You will need to suck up clumps of hair with wand first because the head constant clogs!! Taking it apart every 2 minutes is frustrating, and then you have to vacuum a second time with ineffectual head. Should have been motorized. My husband thought he was doing me a favor buying a dyson, and I hate it more than any other vacuum I have EVER owned. No more Dysons for us.