Originally Posted by nymom40
We have a kirby thats like a 100 yrs old and weighs about 300 lbs
LOL! Yep them older ones are awful! My Mom had one handed down to here when I was little and I can STILL remember pushing that monster around!! I wouldn't own one if they didn't come with the transmission like they do now!! You can push them with one finger now! I really love mine. I can honestly say it cleans as good today as it did when I bought it, I just want to get a new roller for it, the bristles are getting short after about 8 years.
My Mom bought an Oreck and she really likes it. They are really light, but I would still choose my Kirby over her Oreck! LOL!!