I've got a Miele vacuum cleaner and it's superb. Previously had a Bosch which was excellent too but the Miele despite being less wattage is actually much better. Really impressed. It's the only Miele thing I have, if I could afford a Miele Washer Dryer I'd have one in a New York second.
I'm fully with you on purchasing Miele. My current vac is a S400 model (I think). Top of the range at the time I think. Still going strong after 20+ years. I buy Miele bags from a reputable retailer. Did try 3rd party years ago but they were dreadful. I can also vouch for Miele service - after only about 6 months old the handle on the "tube" had a minor fault. I phoned Miele and a replacment arrived within a matter of days. However, I can't vouch that that would be the case 20 years down the line! Excellent post BTW.
Just trying to equip my fellow HUKDealers with the facts before they splash out. Offers are great, but not when it's for a product that has foibles.
Great product bagged one last time on offer much better than noisy old dyson.