Ever since I got my new Dyson upright vacuum I have been an advocate for bagless/canister vacuums! When I decided we needed a small, handheld vacuum for the garage and our cars, I was ecstatic when I found out there were bagless/canister vacuums for handhelds as well! The Bissell Spotlifter Bagless Handheld Vacuum doesn't have near as much sucking power as my upright, but it has enough for what it is made to do. It's lightweight and easy to maneuver, especially around and under car seats, and in trunks. It is really helpful for impromptu spills in the garage, too. I like that it is small yet still able to do a good job, cause it means that I can leave it in my car and always feel prepared. If you are going to leave it in a car, or take it with you, I do recommend making sure you charge it regularly! We leave the charging cable in the garage and this has worked out quite well. Overall, it does what it is made for, don't expect it to replace a real vacuum, though! And it was at an affordable price so definitely a happy purchase.