I wanted a good wet/dry vac for the garage mainly to clean the car. I selected it as the power lead and hose lengths are more practical than the 2m cords and 1.7m hoses, it has some issues picking up gravel bits but then the car wash ones do too (hence not a 5 star rating). Getting the internal walls painted, the painter's vac failed and asked to use ours to vac the dust as he was sanding as he went. He has gone and bought one he is so impressed with it. I find it picks up all a lot and does not lose vacuum. The heap filter is a good size and the bags are too.