I have now had my miele for at least 3 years and to date have had no problems with it.
# Attachments #
The attachments are great and store easily on the vacuum. To store the vacuum standing up you just slide the main attachment into the side. Also the lead is a good length.
# Bag vs bagless #
I previously had an upright dyson which was fine however when that broke a friend recommended a miele vacuum cleaner. We had also decided that the bagless feature was not something that was importnat to us as its not that difficult to change a bag. The vacuum cleaner tells you when the bag is full as there is an orange dial comes across when you need to change the bag.
It is very easy to change the bag on this cleaner.
There are six different suction sections which includes one for rugs which i find very useful.
I think although this cleaner may be more expensive than some compact vaccum cleaners I still think its worth paying slightly more for a quality product and brand. I would and have recommended this product to friends and family.
This is the first vaccum cleaner I have bought on my own (although following my mother's recommendation) and after having used it for just over two years I must admit that I am more than happy with it.
Since I live on my own, I didn't need something huge or heavy duty but a vacuum cleaner that was more compact, reliable and cute (well, this only optional really).
Miele S4210 Carina ticks all those boxes mentioned above.
I find the capacity really great for one thing; I vacuum regularly (around once a week at least) and I haven't had to change the bag very often at all. I think in total I changed it twice during the last two years.
I also love the fact that I can adjust the intensity of the suction so that I won't have to pull off my carpet from the ground whilst vaccuming!
Overall a very versatile worthwhile cleaner from Miele.