I did all i could to avoid buying another Dyson. we have 2 in the house, a full size and a cordless. They work great but I was hoping to find something a little cheaper for the airstream.
Once I read all the reviews I could, it seemed the prices keep creeping up and up for the features I wanted:
2. bagless, well, actually cyclone tech so you get 100% suction..
3. cope with pet hair on a rug.
The last one was the biggie. as soon as you try dealing with the fur from a Husky then yo need a wicked powerful brush and great suction.
In the end I found a refurbished Dyson V6 on Amazon with a bunch of attachments for $230.... I still baulk at the price, but the next best candidate was a Hover 2-in-1 cordless for $180 and that has a filter that can clog...