Summary: Mieles are the best vacuum I could find and this one is very nice. As a side note, I ordered the older model Capricorn to save a few hundred dollars on the price, but what I got was the Uniq, the newer model. Not complaining, but this review is not for the Capricorn but for the Uniq.
Summary: I was considering a Dyson and the Miele S5981 Capricorn. After reading online reviews and perusing video comparisons I went with the Miele. The vacuum is surprisingly quiet for the tremendous amount of suction generated.
Summary: It works ok on carpet, doesn't suck up the small crumbs on hard wood floors. After a few months it started shutting itself off every 5 or 10 minutes. Looked online and found others having the same problems. Something about a circuit board in the handle getting zapped.
Summary: We have had numerous top-rated (by Consumers Reports) vacuums, mostly Kenmores, and they all failed prematurely (my opinion) due to low quality of manufacture. The last Intuition failed at the powerhead after a couple of years.
Summary: I didn't quite believe the vacuum would be as quiet as advertised in the product description. When using it for wood floors, it IS whisper quiet. on the lower settings, I can barely even hear the vacuum. When vacuuming carpets, the unit is audible but no where near any vacuum I've owned before.
Summary: When I first got the vacuum cleaner I tried all of the hardest jobs around the house to put it to the test. It was important to me to validate such an expenditure for a vacuum cleaner. Needless to say, it passed the test with flying colors.
Summary: This is definitely the most expensive vac I've ever purchased! Having gone through several other brands of fairly expensive vacuums that didn't clean well, failed within a just few years, and ultimately just proved disappointing, I spent a great deal of time researching, reading blog reviews and...
Summary: I've been using the same upright for over 20 years and finally bought this new Miele. It's quiet and easy to use. Not too heavy to lift up the stairs which is important in a 3 story home. I use the parquet twister on my hardwoods and tiles and even on my throw rugs.
Summary: We purchased our new Miele Capricorn because our last German made Miele lasted 18 years. They are built with quality components and engineered to last. We of course also like they way they work, this vac. does a great job keeping our home clean. My wife and I always buy Miele products.