My husband and I bought this DC41 to supplement our original ten-year-old "Animal" Dyson (which is still working well - especially after taking LOTS of abuse!). I had always thought the only difference between the "Animal" version and the regular versions were the types of attachments, but a little research showed me that the DC41 is actually more powerful (read: more suction). We got this new vacuum just a few days after ordering (thank you, Overstock) and we are very pleased with how great it works. It's smaller and somewhat lighter than our original, but the cleaning head is the same width - bonus. The canister is a little smaller, so it has to be emptied two or three times for our whole house versus only once or twice, but hey, who's complaining? I suppose if I had to pick on something it would be the new handle/extension wand design. Pulling out the extension tool to use is easy, but putting it back again is awkward; it definitely requires two hands and more coordination than should be necessary for this task. Very small gripe, though, for a vacuum that is absolutely fantastic overall. Oh - this one was a 'refurb', but I would never have known except for the smaller price tag.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It's a purple vacuum... I guess the color was accurate.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Dyson is #1 in quality in my opinion!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate description of product