Buying the best can be expensive. However, depending on your specific need their might be a Miele vacuum that will be work for you and also save you some money. The best thing about Miele vacuums is that even the most affordable models provide superior performance and surprising longevity.
With slightly less suction than the S5, they do not deter this from being a great value choice. These Miele models feature the lowest available price for both bare floors and carpet application throughout the Miele canister line.
You get all the performance of the other S7 vacuums except for HEPA filtration, the Auto Setting (on select models) and the headlight. At it's price point there is not a better upright on the market.
S6 Quartz and Onyx
For bare floors and/or low pile carpets these machines include the very quiet redesigned Vortex motor, a sealed sytem, and powerful suction.