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Heeeeey, I actually own this!
I broke down and bought this after I moved out to an apartment and realized my roommate didn't have a single usable vacuum cleaner.
It's been a workhorse during the past year. Nothing's broken. Came with Animal attachment, too, which I am not entirely sure is very effective. But for an upright, it's light and maneuvers nicely, especially with the ball. Using the extension wand is kind of a pain, though, if only because the tube it's connected to reeeeeeeeally wants to contract while you're trying to stretch it so that you can get to, say, a windowsill. And since it doesn't have adjustable suction, you need to be careful when dusting off the fabrics, like a curtain.
But it's a workhorse! It'll serve you well, as long as you care enough about it to empty the canister often, wash filters every 3 months or so, and clear out the hair on the roller occasionally.
Decided my signature is obnoxious.
Have two lines instead.
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We have owned a Dyson Animal for 7 years with no problems what so ever.
We bought into the Consumer Reports hype and purchased another of their "top" recommended vacuums. We used it for a year and it was terrible. We finally for tired of it and traded it for the Dyson, which also wasn't recommended back then by CR.
We had to empty our Dyson twice on the first use after the "top" vacuum from CR was used.
Our vacuum is still working after all these years using it at least once a week, but we want to upgrade for the smaller head size and better technology.
We might be in for one!
"Those looking to pick a fight, probably aren't in one."
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Bought recon'ed one off w00t in April of 2009. Best vacuum the family has ever owned. This from a husband with an obsessive compulsive vacuuming wife, 4 kids, 4 cats and 2 dogs. Yeah, I know.... That unit is put through a workout daily. The only caveat is you have to take care of it. Clean brushes, change filters and such.
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