Summary: I bought the V12 as a gift to my daughter for her new car. She was excited about the V12 until she tried vacuuming her car. The unit would not pick up small particals of dirt and crumbs. We're disappointed and will return the unti asap.
Summary: It's 12v so it's by no means like a regular corded hand vac,, but it does fine. I keep it in our RV. I don't think it would be very effective on deep pile auto carpet but it serves our needs to vacuum the small wood floor area in our camper.
Summary: I love that this is portable. It works pretty well for light work like cleaning up around the cat's food bowl and vacuuming leaves out of my car. That said, the suction is actually pretty weak for a Dirt Devil. I was surprised. It's about on par with other portable vacs I've used. I like it for what I use it for, quick cleanups in small areas. It's definitely not going to replace my corded Dirt Devil, which is a shame because I really like having a portable vacuum.
Summary: sorry i even bought it. it can barely pic up a thread, no joke. waste of money. i have dirt devil vac at home and it lived up to expectation but this just too disappointing. expected better trust me.
Summary: The hand vac doesn't have enough power behind it to vacuum every speck of dirt found in your car. Some may not mind this because it does more of a surface job but doesn't suck up everything. If you have large pieces of debris in your car, it won't work as you'd like it to. I would invest in something more powerful even though it might be more money.
Summary: Does the Auto Dirt Devil work? Yes. Does it work impressively? No. A vacuum has a singular job: to suck up dirt. It needs to be up to the task. This one isn't. Sure, it can suck up some Cheerios and basic crumbs, but anyone with a car of any sort has more than that to clean up. I'm in a major midwest city. Common car crud for me includes road salt, crushed leaves, dried and squished crab apples. This Dirt Devil Corded Auto Hand Vac hasn't got what it takes.
Summary: In order to assist you in making the best choice for your needs, this review compares this Dirt Devil with the "The Predator: Turbo Duster" Model VC-610 (not available on Amazon)that I got new at a yard sale a couple years ago. Predator has more power than the Dirt Devil. I live 90 minutes from the ocean and shoes bring much sand and dirt into the car -(Much of FL. Central Florida has sand in the dirt (which is why so many things grow here).