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: Works great, although would suggest buying a bigger one if heavier cleaning needed, it works if your on a budget; better than other vacuums I have owned. I use it in a 1600 sq ft house with kids and dog. It is fairly light, does have minor problems from time to time but still works good.
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: The vacuum is great for a hardwood floor apartment w/ area rugs. I wouldn't recommend it for a big house because the cord length is rather short compared to the other dyson models. I had some trouble getting the brushroll to work, so this review is more to let you know what customer service told me to do to get it to work if it doesn't start spinning when you push the brushroll button. There is nowhere in the manual that tells you how to do this.
Summary: I purchased this Dyson one year ago and have waited to review it until now to give myself time to give it an accurate review. My husband and I have been married for just under six years and have gone through about that many vacuums. We have always chosen off the shelf vacuums from big box stores (wal-mart, target...) that were in the mid-range of price ($150-$200) When spending over $100 on a vacuum we expected more than what we were getting.
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.
Summary: I went with the refurbished model to save money and it was worth it. The only issue I have is that the power button sometimes sticks and needs to be pressed two or three times before starting. Other than that, I love this vacuum.
Summary: I have a black lab that sheds like crazy. This thing really does suck up EVERYTHING. I basically have to empty the canister out in the middle of vacuuming my house everytime.... and I vacuum 2X a week. My only complaint is that if I run over something on accident that is too large, the brushes stop spinning. I have to turn it off, take the brush part out, and put it back in to get it spinning again. Not sure if others have had this problem.