Written on: 14/03/2013
Main fault, as with other Dysons, is that in key areas of construction the plastic is very thin walled and easily breaks. On this model, when using with the frankly bizarre "wand" detached, the vacuum is top heavy. Mine toppled onto its back and the side of the wand housing snapped, writing the whole thing off. Looking at the flimsy design, it's easy to see why. I wouldn't touch another. There's a fitness for purpose issue here.
In use, no loss of suction because there isn't much to start with. Dust container holds much less than would appear and cleaning out the filters is a frequent and filthy chore. The design of the wand is just plain stupid. While reasonably good on broad carpet areas, use is hampered by the limited capacity: It isn't suitable for large rooms. Tools are rudimentary but OK, but attached to the completely nonsensical wand become cumbersome and a pain to use. You can attach the tools directly to the hose end, but the hose is short and the tools have no proper hand provision and are uncomfortable to hold.
This really isn't British design at it's best. It's gimmicky and badly thought out. With no real-world durability, it's massively over-priced.