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post #1 of 6 Old 03-19-2009, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Well, now that I am going to change from a ratty old 1996 Fiesta Ghia to a 2005 C-Max I suppose I had better give more thought to keeping it clean. Can anyone recommend a cordless, or 12v, vacuum cleaner that actually works. Most cordless ones I've seen couldn't suck the skin off a rice pudding.
Fiesta Ghia! Who were they kidding. It has just about a basic level of equipment, even allowing for the year. Hate to think what non-Ghia models were like. It was hardly any better than a '94 Transit I used to have. Actually, I preferred the Transit.
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-20-2009, 03:52 PM
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Have you googled '12v Hoover'

I found these.......

http://www.robertdyas.co.uk/product....duct_id=133903
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Decker-CV1205-Cless-Dustbuster/dp/B0002V7V1I

and Flea-Bay do Wet and Dry ones
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12V-WET-DRY-HA...225121003r6503

No idea how good they are as I always the hoover out of the house...... guarantees a proper clean everytime...
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Auto Express did a round up of them in December: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/product..._it_to_em.html

I like using the hoover at home as well as I always found the 12v ones never had enough "suck"...
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Thank you for the replies. No, I didn't Google, as I was looking for a recommendation. My previous experience with hand-helds, quite a few years ago, was that they weren't much cop. It would certainly be more effective to use the house vacuum, but it's not practicable for me as it means trailing a lead across the pavement, and these days an accidently-on-purpose trip would probably lead me to being sued. I've tried it before, and it is amazing how people seemed to be drawn to the lead like moths to a flame.
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I have had my 1 year old 2.0 ltr Zetec for 2 months now & I have just bought a special car cleang kit from Dyson , I haven`t tried it yet but it looks OK . I hope so coz I have 3 dogs ( Border Collies ).

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dyson do a turbo brush for their cleaners that is supposed to be for animal hair. They also do a smaller one for such as chairs and curtains, We did have one for our two but it's got very old and the bearings have worn so it doesn't spin as fast as it might now, They are on dyson's web site if you've not got one of their agents nearby




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