Really quiet easy. It has a swivel head, on the carpet head and it's so slim. I have a hat/coat rack in the hall and I can even clean under it without having to move it, and risk it falling on my head, like it usually does.
It's also really easy to take apart to clean, and change to different components. It came with a mini motorized head (dog brush) a dusting wand, crevice tool, upholstery tool and another one that looks like the upholstery tool but has bristles. Plus 2 batteries and dual charger, so I can charge both at the same time, or just charge one in situ on the cleaner.
You can get the fuchsia coloured one that is also the pet one but only has the one battery, so if you don't quite finish what your doing when the bat runs out you've got to wait for 3.5 hours until it recharges or get your corded cleaner out, but it's about £100 cheaper.
I've not tried it on the car as yet, but I bet it will do a good job, especially if I use the dog brush and then the crevice tool to finish off like I did with the stairs.
The only drawback is the size of dust container on it, but that is really easy to empty so not too much of a problem.
Sounds brilliant cazypops, we've the Meile cat & dog cabled vac. The cable is really long & it has slim heads but we also have a small handheld (Black & Decker) that does the small jobs including cat blankets etc before putting all the cat hairs in the washing machine! If we need to replace the Miele it may well be worth considering the Shark. We've got their floor steam cleaner which us good.
I had the option of a their steam cleaner as a free gift tonib, but I already have one (different model) but when you next come over you can have a look at the shark and see for yourself what it's like.