I bought this based on reviews from other users. When I flipped down the upholstery brush, I said "yuck!", but was pleasantly surprised to find that it really does pick up the pet hair even from my chenille recliner. The crevice tool could be a little longer, but then it couldn't be stored on board. Love having the tools on the vac. Also, the opening for vacuuming is 1" high x 1-3/4" wide. I thought this was too small, but it does what I need -- touch-up floors, pick up pet food and hair, ravelings from sewing, etc. A mess of popcorn, of course, would take a little longer. Haven't tried it yet on my car, but I think it will be fine. The suction is powerful and it is no louder that other hand vacs I have used. I really like the charger light and the fact that you can leave it on the stand after charging without damaging it. I also like the 2-year warranty. The only complaint I have so far is that it came with "two free filters" yet they were $4.19 on my invoice and included in the total. Haven't received a response to my email on this yet.