Brought this Electrolux to replace our old vacuum. Which were for the last two purchases both top end Dyson models. The Dyson's start off very good vacuum cleaners but dont really have the same sucking power after a while which is not that good, as Dyson claims no loss of suction. (and Yes we did clean and replace filter's). That is why we changed brands this vacuum has alot more powerful 2000w motor, is cheaper than Dyson and in real life alot more better looking. dont be put off this vaccum by the photo's we were abit but thought it's only a vacuum and got one anyway. The looks are great and the colour is very very nice, a deep metallic red. Yes the vacuum is fairly heavey so beware if you struggle to carry things up stairs. We had vacuumed the floor that morning using our old Dyson, in the afternoon when our new vacumm arrived we set it up and gave it ago over the same area, and you should of seen the dirt and dust it sucked up from our carpet after it was vacuumed only a few hours before, brilliant, here's hoping it will last longer than our Dyson's.