Hands down the best vacuum cleaner there is on the market. Suction and lift power is strong. Crevice tools allow for more detailed cleaning and edging of carpets. Beater bar works well on low, medium and high pile carpet. Has a floor tool that we use for our hardwood and tile as we don't want to use beater bar on those surfaces. Has never been in shop for repair. My vacuum is about 10 years old and still working excellent as the first day I bought it. This vacuum costs more then your typical Vacuum but will be the last vacuum you every buy. Other good contender is Miele.