Summary: If you are looking for a portable vacuum to do small jobs this is a great vacuum. Comments about the dirt container being too small are right on. Other than that it is fine. I'm sure I'll get a lot of good years out of it.
Summary: I understand the complaints people have about this, and to some extent, I agree. Yes, the cord is short. Yes, the hose is not very long. Yes, it's lightweight, but I would argue not flimsy. People who are used to vacuums that weigh 20 pounds or more will be surprised at how light this vacuum is, sure, but unless it falls apart on them, any claim of flimsiness I think is subjective. I had a Dyson Slim for 5 years and absolutely loved it.
Summary: I bought this because my other Dyson is so heavy. It is good for in-between cleanings (I have to vacuum a lot because of my Himalayan cat). The cord is so short, I have to unplug and re-plug it in every room. The hose is short too, causing the vacuum to tip. The plastic canister seems cheap and thinner than my other Dyson....I'm afraid I could break it. I really like the attachments it comes with.
Summary: I took the plung and ordered the dyson. When it arrived I was very excited to try it out. I didn't get the "wow" factor that I was anticipating. It did a good job, but was not overly impressed expecially for what it cost.
Summary: Does a good job of picking up dog hair and isn't as noisy as my old vacuum. The power cord is a little short to suit my needs, but getting an extension cord is no big deal. I do like the fact that I have to empty it after each use, it makes sure that nothing is going to sit in there and start to smell. Overall, a rather pricey machine but so far seems to be worth it.
Summary: This is our second dyson. This model is much smaller and easier to use than the older model. The one disappointment (so far) is that the cord is much shorter than our older model. I must unplug and replug in to another closer outlet to clean two rooms. I would have possibly reconsidered this purchase if I had known the cord was so short.
Summary: Best vacuum I've owned. I have two great cats that shed non-stop. Any vacuum will pick up pet fur - if you go over it three or four times - but the Dyson really picks up fur from carpeting the first time. The extension hose on this model is a bit short for reaching high places. I replaced a canister vacuum and the power cord comes out the rear. On the upright Dyson, it comes from higher up near the handle and is always in the way of vacuuming.
Summary: I would give this vacuum 5 stars, if I didn't spend $330 on it, but for $300+, I was expecting a bit more. I guess perhaps I was expecting a miracle. Pros -Strong vacuuming suction on carpets & hardwood. We have two large dogs & it gets the job done with the pet hair. -Lightweight (I'm pregnant and had no problems lifting it up/down stairs) -Super easy transition from hardwood to carpet (great for vacuuming kitchen & throw rugs) -Easy to flip to the hose part to vacuum...
Summary: I LOVE my first Dyson vacuum I bought about 5 years ago. It is still going strong and has never lost any suction. So when my medical office needed a new vacuum I jumped at the chance to sing Dyson's praises. We chose this model because it was smaller than a lot of the others and it was a reasonable price.