Complaint / review text:
This is the best machine I have ever owned. I have had a Kenmore and then upgraded to a Kirby, which I used for about 25 years. I decided I needed something a little lighter. The Kirby is so heavy that I really hated using it. So, I bought myself a Dyson DC07 Animal vacuum. It is wonderful! I have had it for several years now. It is light weight and has wonderful suction. It cleans much better than my Kirby (before I got rid of my Kirby, I had it reconditioned. I vacuumed the floor with my Kirby and then redid the floor with the Dyson. Wow! The Dyson got a ton of dirt out of what I had just vacuumed!).
On the minus side, the Dyson doesn't have a light on it, and the "17 foot hose" is still really tight and stiff. The hose doesn't even extend 5 feet much less 1 foot. But, a great plus is that I don't have to pull the vacuum apart to use the brushed and tools that I need. All I do is put them on the hose, and away I go. No more struggling to take the vacuum apart, put the belt on correctly, and them put it all back together again. I love the ease of use and the portability of the Dyson. Overall, even with its flaws, I think the Dyson is better than the Kirby, hands down.