I know it's odd for me to ask this but I keep having different thoughts.
So my neighbour has a DC33 (4 years old owned from new) and it's had a new motor,new hose, new wand, new internal hose, 3 or 4 cable repairs, snapped chassis because it's flexible, loss of suction LOADS of times cos of the filters always blocking up and the brushbar has to be cleaned out because it gets wrapped in hair because they are a LARGE family.
The house & family: The house is a victorian terraced, so quite big and has 3 storeys & 5 bedrooms, mixed flooring (wall to wall carpet, there's a textured rug too which the DC33 does good at as well. Tile flooring throughout the rest of the downstairs except the living room.
They have kids and vacuum like 3 or 4 times a day so the DC33 gets put through it's paces pretty much so it's knackered, that's like 10 years of use in an average home maybe?
Their new vacuum must be a Dyson but I'm not sure which.
I was thinking DC14 Origin (late model) because it's durable and has a round brushroll and it seems perfect for their house, BUT it's non clutched so won't be good for their tile flooring
A clutched Dyson can't cope because he helix brushbars get tangled in hair too easy.
I was thinking of a DC41/75 because they are good but I'm worried about the reliability and maybe because it's a ball so they might not be able to figure out how to use it? Most people use their arm to change direction cos it's awkward...
DC25 would be crap cos a DC33 cleans better and has more suction and DC25's have a brush motor which always blows up
Or maybe a DC54 Cinetic or DC39? They have really good cyclones and the filters hardly get dirty on them, but I'm not sure how they will cope. With my DC33 the filter gets dirty after a week.
I really don't know what vacuum would be best for them...