Meile Libra or Riccar Charisma
I am in the process of purchasing a new Vacuum. We have 2200 sq. ft. home mostly Tile and Burber carpeting. We also have a couple of low to medium pile carpets. One large dog (a doberman) and one allergy sufferer. I have demo'd both and they both are fantastic machines. It seems as though the Riccar has a several foot advantage on cord length and hose length, however, it only has 2 ft advantage in total area covered. The Riccar can be had for $599 while the Meile will run $699 (floor model). Same dealer so service wouldn't be a part of the equation.