The suction on this vacuum is amazing. I have cats and dogs and the hair it picks up compared to your ordinary every day vacuum is a real eye opener! Well worth the money. The only thing is that when it was shipped the handle was left out. However, I called Dyson and they promptly shipped me a new handle.
I've bought many vacuums in my time, and this time decided to spend a little more. The suction on this one is unparalleled. I can't tell you how much dirt and dust appeared in the canister after vacuuming my carpets that I thought were relatively clean. I would be a Dyson every time!
I have had my days on for 9 years and it's still going strong. I'm replacing the hose for the first time in 9 years because that has finally given way, but a $45 hose is way better then another $400 investment. The rest of the vacuum (minus a few scratches) still runs like new. Super easy to clean and maintain also, I love it!
I have had this now for 5 years and love it. it has taken a beating with three dogs and the dirt and hair. It get the hair and makes the carpet look good. It does well with my tile floors too. It now needs a new beater brush but that will be the only thing done. I take it appart occassionally and clean it. It does a good job and I love it. It is so much better then any vacuum I have owned.
When I received my Dyson a year and a half ago I was surprised at how Dirty this Factory Reconditioned product was. It looked like it was heavily used and came straight from a Yard Sale. I tried to use it. The suction was horrible. I couldn't understand why at first. Then I noticed that it was missing the hose that connected the sucking part the the floor part. I called Dyson and had them send me the part. That did it. The suction is great but inconsistent. That is because the cheap plastic clamp that holds the filter in place broke and if that isn't seated properly the suction decreases significantly. A high end, premium, and expensive vaccuum shouldn't have cheap, easily breakable parts on it. Also, I sometime have to force the thing to be flat on the rug with me foot or else , you guessed it, no suction... It is very much like buying and owning a British car...
I've had the Dyson vacuum almost 2 years, purchased reconditioned and love it!! Its suction is great, and I like the ease of emptying the canister from the bottom instead of the top like my previous Fantom (whch was also a really good vacuum). Only problem is our long-haired dog's hair wraps around beater bar which sometimes decreases cleaning ability but that would happen with any vacuum.