Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 2008 PT, 1998 neon--1965 VW 1200
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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RE: Consumer Reports '06 car picks
we've(family) had the same cast metal kirby for years. my personal vacuum is a 40 dollar bissel from wal mart. we've had hardwoods for the last 7 years, dont need a vacuum-- just the swiffer cloths and a damp mop=)
i dont want to argue about which vacuum sucks less(heh heh.... get it?? GET IT?!?) but i do think there is no substitute for substance. big heavy, wasteful of raw resources type objects are my favorites.
im the type of boy that would buy a crown victoria on principle. rwd, full body, old style, ya know? not this newschool kinda replace 3 pieces of trim with one and call it a redesign thing they so often do.
new machines are more reliable, sure...
but can you even repair a dyson vacuum yourself? i know a kirby can be rebuilt on your livingroom floor. and itll actually go back together without industrial adhesives and prayers... i like old heavy objects that can be repaired, like the 240d.
it is not more reliable than a new automobile, but it has an ease of servicability that makes it a joy to repair.
it may not have rack and pinion steering, Abs, traction control, bluetooth or a nav system, but i dont mind that because its made of real materials, not plastic and glue.
give me bolts and screws anyday over plastic pop fasteners and double sided tape.[:)]
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