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Carrying the Dyson out of the house to do the car interior is a bit of a drag. Plus the hose on it is hopelessly inflexible. So I'm wondering about getting a hoover specifically for the car.

So it doesn't need to be fancy, it just needs to suck as hard as possible, be sturdy, and have a nice long hose.

You always hear good things about Henry's - is the rep deserved?

Any suggestions? Second hand might be a good bet too.
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I got a Karcher wet and dry vacuum which I use for the car, think it was around 50 from B'n'Q (may have been on sale) but it is great, plus no bags needed and it really has some suction on it, and the hose is long and flexible, plus it can blow so useful in Autumn for blowing leaves out of scuttles etc.
Never used a Henry so not much help with that.
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That's interesting - didn't even know they did them.

I could see it being a wet vac coming in useful.

Any idea which one you have? As usual with Karcher, they have a million different options, with indecipherable model names!
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https://www.karcheroutlet.co.uk/prod...nister-Vacuums
That's the one on the left, did get mine from b&q but they aren't listed on the website.
It is pretty handy with the wet function,have used it a few times for that as well.
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Another yes for the Karcher, on offer at 50 in B&Q still, well worth it


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Crikey, I'm glad I held off buying. I was going to buy a refurbished 3500 off Ebay for 60+. Thanks for that link, massively cheaper than I've seen elsewhere.
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Henrys are ok, most of the east european hand wash places use them but i think they are around the 100 mark, expensive compared to the karcher.
 
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I use my dyson. Mine has a flexible hose though
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I don't like vacuums. The end nozzle part doesn't really get into the pile and agitate it to get the grit and dirt out, like the "head" of an upright cleaner (or a flashy cylinder cleaner) does in your house.

I use analogue.. (i.e. a stiff brush)..


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Karcher were doing an offer for 20 for a wet and dry one, mine's still in the box as I haven't had chance to use it yet.

Especially when it must be 2 for a petrol station hoover!

Really good reports from detailingworld.
http://www.karcheroutlet.co.uk/produ...ct.asp?id=4923
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I got a Karcher wet and dry. Great suction for removing dog hairs from the boot and generally keeping interior clean. The wet function is great if you have any hard floors, soap them up to lift dirt and then suck it up! No more mopping misery.
I keep mine in a a bin like this, keeps it all tidy and can be kept outside!
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It arrived last week. Already used it to hoover out the garage, and both cars. Did a very good job.

It being an 'outside' hoover gives you a lot more freedom to get rid of all the skanky bits in the garage because you know they're not going to end up in the house afterwards!
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Great for clearing gutters out as well.

Just don't put it on blow afterwards by mistake.
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