Over the last ten years I have gone through six dyson upright vacuums. Each time something went wrong and I ended up having to replace with new. I have a Miele washing machine that I love so decided to give a Miele vacuum a try. I purchased this one as it is relatively inexpensive and the reviews are good. I cannot tell you what a difference there is between this and any dyson I have used! Carpets have come up like new. It's also brilliant on both our wooden and tiled floors.