This is driving me nuts! I've been trying all day to figure out which is the better model to get, but the Vax website isn't very informative and a heavy weekend of BBQ and brandy has left my google-fu severely dehydrated and slightly regretful. The choices... The Vax Rapide Ultra 2 Or the Vax Rapide Ultimate Now from what I can tell they all have exactly the same features but I think the Ultimate is newer than the Ultra, however the model numbers (Ultimate: W87, Ultra 2: W90 [although W87 on some sites]) suggest otherwise. I've had no luck trying to confirm this though, the Vax website is cack, I can't find a manufacture date anywhere. There are many reviews for the Ultra 2, all pretty much raving, but just a bunch for the Ultimate and no direct comparisons anywhere. Price wise the Ultimate is cheaper than the Ultra 2, and by quite a bit on some sites, which isn't generally the case for an improved model. And it does look a bit more delicate than the Ultra 2, but that could just be me... Is it a newer better, more refined version?! Or is it a similar, but essentially poorer product made cheaper for the masses?! Somebody please help me!