This Dirt Devil Breeze vacuum cleaner had the shortest life of any vacuum I've ever owned. I've only had it a few years and already it's refused to turn on. No warning, no smoke, no moans and groans indicating an impending death: it just won't come on. I expect more from a vacuum cleaner. At least give me some warning that you're terminal so I can make plans to replace you.
It was never a great vacuum, but it did the job well enough. I'm hard on vacuums -- cat hair, cat litter, cat food -- but it managed these things well enough to keep me from kicking it in despair, although not well enough to throw a party in its honor. It was a nice, mediocre vacuum. However, this latest incident has moved it right off my Christmas card list. A vacuum that dies while you can still remember the bother of buying the last one, has died too soon. I give the Dirt Devil Breeze Lightweight Upright two thumbs down.