I have a full size van and this is small enough to be movable from front to back.Has plenty of power for getting the sand out of the carpet . I am really pleased with the product.
I bought this item to be used solely as a wet vac. For small spills the suction isn't strong enough to completely suck up the spill, leaving a puddle, so a mop would be required anyway. So why bother with this vac? For larger liquid pick-ups, even though the bucket is 2.5 gallons, the motor shuts off after about 0.75 gallons is sucked in. So for larger spills one has to constantly empty the vac, making this item very inconvenient. The attachment clips for attaching the upper motor portion with the bucket are very hard to use and not that sturdy; again, making this vac very inconvenient. Therefore, as a wet vac, this item is useless.