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    This is really general: Best vacuum for car cleaning?

    Now most cars I have cleaned, save for the older ones, have dimples and humps and so on, on the floor. Which makes it difficult to say the least.

    Now I guess ideally it would have a long, bendy section, that was relatively flat, with great suction, hopefully this would be a multipurpose vacuum, to clean the house as well.

    If it does both the car and the house price really isn't that big of a deal.

    So what do you do it yourselfers use? (Sorry if this has been talked about before but search sucks)

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    Re: This is really general: Best vacuum for car cleaning?

    I don't have carpeting in my house, so my lil' buddy Roomba takes care of the floors on days that the cleaning lady doesn't mop them.

    And I pay somebody to clean my car. I'm too impatient to get into all those tiny nooks and crannies to clean!

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    Re: This is really general: Best vacuum for car cleaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by t-rex
    I don't have carpeting in my house, so my lil' buddy Roomba takes care of the floors on days that the cleaning lady doesn't mop them.

    And I pay somebody to clean my car. I'm too impatient to get into all those tiny nooks and crannies to clean!
    OK... I know this is gonna be offtopic....
    How's the Roomba treatin ya?? I'm thinking of getting one. I have limited areas of carpetting in my house -- bedrooms and the upstairs. The rest of the house is either wood or stone.

    I use my full sized vaccuum for cleaning my car. I remove the car mats and use the big vacuum power brush on them.

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    Re: This is really general: Best vacuum for car cleaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by t-rex

    And I pay somebody to clean my car. I'm too impatient to get into all those tiny nooks and crannies to clean!
    Well you no help, I get a car wash about 3 times a month at the gas station, its only 5 bucks, gets gas cheaper so it is a free car wash on a fill up.

    But insides, oh god I tried to use my Dyson and for one it may not loose suction but it sure doesn't have much and I don't know where my plastic long narrow sucker is...so its still a bit dirty.

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro
    OK... I know this is gonna be offtopic....
    How's the Roomba treatin ya?? I'm thinking of getting one. I have limited areas of carpetting in my house -- bedrooms and the upstairs. The rest of the house is either wood or stone.

    I use my full sized vaccuum for cleaning my car. I remove the car mats and use the big vacuum power brush on them.
    I know next car I buy probably, 2009 Liberty for the girl, will definitely have www.mats.com some of those, the FloorLiners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro
    OK... I know this is gonna be offtopic....
    How's the Roomba treatin ya?? I'm thinking of getting one. I have limited areas of carpetting in my house -- bedrooms and the upstairs. The rest of the house is either wood or stone.

    I use my full sized vaccuum for cleaning my car. I remove the car mats and use the big vacuum power brush on them.
    Our first Roomba was the cheapie Roomba "Discovery". We were iffy, so we decided to play it careful. This is the singlemost incredible household device invented in the past 100 years. We've got 4 dogs and it picks up every single solitary dog hair that goes astray. The kids don't have sniffles, and the house just "feels" cleaner.

    We've got two now, one for each floor. If this thing cost $1000, I'd pay it. It's that good. Those little robots grow on you and become sort of pets even! We talk to our roombas like we talk to our dogs!

    My Sister's got a Scooba, and she says it works wonders too.

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    Re: This is really general: Best vacuum for car cleaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by t-rex
    Our first Roomba was the cheapie Roomba "Discovery". We were iffy, so we decided to play it careful. This is the singlemost incredible household device invented in the past 100 years. We've got 4 dogs and it picks up every single solitary dog hair that goes astray. The kids don't have sniffles, and the house just "feels" cleaner.

    We've got two now, one for each floor. If this thing cost $1000, I'd pay it. It's that good. Those little robots grow on you and become sort of pets even! We talk to our roombas like we talk to our dogs!

    My Sister's got a Scooba, and she says it works wonders too.
    Yeaaa... I've saw the Scooba commercials. I wonder just how good it is. my kitchen floor has grout between the stone tiles, so i'm wonder if the scooba will pick up the crap that's on the grout. Hmmmmm

    I've got 3 floors, with wide expanses.... so hmmm.....

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    About 5 years ago I bought a Kirby. I must say that they are the best vaccuum cleaners available. My parents bought theirs when they got married....AND STILL HAVE IT!! For 50 bucks they send it back to the factory whenever it is worn out. In a few weeks they have it back, totally rebuilt and looking brand new. You can't beat it. I swear by mine. It has HEPA filtration, and has a ton of tools you can use. I will never have to buy a vaccuum again because I will always have this one.

    They are a bit pricey at first, but consider it the last vaccuum you'll ever have to buy.

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    Make sure your furniture has "roombability" !!!!

    The only problems you may encounter is Roomba getting stuck under certain furniture (usually the couch) and rugs with any sort of frilly or fringed edges. It shuts itself off if it gets stuck. There are also these little pylon accessories you can get that will keep roomba from entering a particular area. He gets stuck trying to get under our living room couch, but once he's under there, he cleans like mad.

    Oh and they're quite noisy. You can't watch TV or anything with one in the room. It's best left to operate solo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by likearock00
    About 5 years ago I bought a Kirby. I must say that they are the best vaccuum cleaners available. My parents bought theirs when they got married....AND STILL HAVE IT!! For 50 bucks they send it back to the factory whenever it is worn out. In a few weeks they have it back, totally rebuilt and looking brand new. You can't beat it. I swear by mine. It has HEPA filtration, and has a ton of tools you can use. I will never have to buy a vaccuum again because I will always have this one.

    They are a bit pricey at first, but consider it the last vaccuum you'll ever have to buy.
    My aunt & uncle have a Kirby they bought in like 1961, and it's still running. It looks like something out of a 50s scifi flick!

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    Re: This is really general: Best vacuum for car cleaning?

    A Shop-vac is the best vaccum for cleaning out vehicles. It can suck up anything, wet or dry. Although, it won't do you any good inside your home.
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    Re: This is really general: Best vacuum for car cleaning?

    Not about cleaning my car...but I recently bought a Dyson vacum cleaner for my mother....I must say it was worth every penny. I am really impressed with it.

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    A Kirby with the Turbo hose attachment.

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    Re: This is really general: Best vacuum for car cleaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by slade'man
    Not about cleaning my car...but I recently bought a Dyson vacum cleaner for my mother....I must say it was worth every penny. I am really impressed with it.
    Does it really suck?


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    Re: This is really general: Best vacuum for car cleaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by drew630
    A Shop-vac is the best vaccum for cleaning out vehicles. It can suck up anything, wet or dry. Although, it won't do you any good inside.
    I agree. That is what I use on mine as well.

    We have a Dyson household vacuum, that thing is amazing! I really think it sucks better than the shop-vac, so I use it sometimes...when I feel brave enough to take a $550 vacuum out to the garage.
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    Re: This is really general: Best vacuum for car cleaning?

    As far as house vaccums go, you cant beat a Dyson. It's amazing. I went through several cheaper vaccums, including a Hoover Windtunnel, and they were crappy, although I didnt realize exactly how crappy until I got the Dyson Animal. We have mostly hard flooring the house now, but the Dyson just does as well on the hard floors as on carpet.

    As for cleaning cars, it has several small attachments (low reach tool, turbine head, crevice tool, among others) and a telescoping reach that would probably make car cleaning easy.

    Best $500 I've ever spent.

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