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4.0 out of 5 stars
DC18 - Almost Perfect !!!, 20 July 2007
After years of putting off the inevitable, I took the plunge and bought a DC18 from Amazon. Impressed by the price for starters, and the superfast - free! - delivery, the Dyson takes a few minutes to assemble and then you are ready to go!
I was particularly pleased by the lightness and easy manoeuvrability of the Dyson. However, if you have new or thick pile carpets, be prepared to empty the dust collector after every room!! It works very well on hard floors and does not 'blow' the debris away from you as my previous one did. I love the way the room really looks like you have hoovered it, if you are going to put the effort in, it should at least look like you have!!
I found the cable a bit short and I would prefer to have a retractable one. (however ever other vacuum I have had with this option has had problems with this feature). The onboard tools are adequate and the stretchy hose really does work on a standard staircase. Overall I am impressed and would recommend this product, especially as it comes with a 5 year guarantee.