I acquired one this week. I can't say I am thrilled about it.
We get them in the shop blocked up occasionally. I see no notable design or engineering there.
They're everywhere in the U.S, I've already fixed 3 of them for family friends.
Low quality plastics break easily, and the filter clogs almost immediately due to bad cyclonic separator design, (which obviously leads to motor failure if ignored)
Overall just badly designed machines. I personally think they look and feel really cheap/ugly/tacky, especially the power switches.
AM01 silver/grey (12"), AM09 white/silver, DC01 Absolute+ (ametek), DC01 Antarctic (ydk), DC03 Absolute+ (yellow/purple), DC14 Allergy, DC16 Animal, DC24-i, DC27 Animal, DC35 Multi-floor, 2012 AEG Ultrasilencer (gloss blue), Numatic Henry (old style 2-speed with red push switch on top, and green hi/lo rocker switch on the back)