View Full Version : Car Vacuum where to buy in GTA

12-11-2006, 04:05 PM
I need to buy myself a car vacuum for christmas and need to know where to find a nice one. I have been to canadian tire and a few more stores but havnt found anything that can do the job.

So are there any hobby shops that may carry such a thing or any other stores that carry good car vacuums?

12-11-2006, 07:22 PM
I got the one I use commercially from Home Depot, it's this one:


The only con is that it is very large, but it has a ton of power.

Really your best bet afaik is to go to a Home Depot in the US. They have so many more options than us it's really sad. They actually have one I've been lusting over for quite some time due to it's power/size ratio:

http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS/EN_US/diy_main/pg_diy.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0116666794.1165879250@ @@@&BV_EngineID=ccdladdjilfmhkgcgelceffdfgidglo.0&CNTTYPE=PROD_META&CNTKEY=misc/searchResults.jsp&MID=9876&N=2984+3966&pos=n24

5hp, $100, and it's tiny. The guys at Autopia love it. I wish they offered it here.

12-11-2006, 09:52 PM
I would love to cross the border to go shopping in general but I have no time for such activities.

12-11-2006, 11:29 PM
I hear ya. Is the first one too large/too much $? What kind of budget do you have?

12-12-2006, 12:35 AM
I dunno I wanna spend maybe 50-150 max.
I think that is a good range to find something good.

12-12-2006, 03:44 PM
Ya, that should do it. Home Depot has a Rigid 34L 3.5HP for $90; that will tackle more interior jobs. I doubt it will have enough power to do a deep shampoo of carpets, but it'd definitely be more than enough to suck up any loose debris and maintain a car indefinitely. I'd also grab a couple accessories, particularly this guy:


It's good for small crevices.

The only other worthwhile one they have (imo) is the 60L 6.5hp one, but that's probably overkill for use on your own car only.

I dunno I wanna spend maybe 50-150 max.
I think that is a good range to find something good.

12-12-2006, 06:55 PM
I will go check out home Depot tomor after my exams. Thanks alot with your help

12-13-2006, 03:54 PM
what the hell?

i got the mini shark euro from canadian tire. it works great for vacuuming my car... and i got it on sale for like $35 (half price)

didnt know a car vacuum was so difficult to find.

Boots R
12-13-2006, 03:56 PM
Pfft, all yall are suckers. I spend a loonie on those vacuums at the car wash.

It costs me a dollar, and I never have to clean it out.

12-13-2006, 04:03 PM
**** you, pirate hooker!

Boots R
12-13-2006, 04:19 PM
**** you, pirate hooker!


12-13-2006, 07:05 PM
Pfft, all yall are suckers. I spend a loonie on those vacuums at the car wash.

It costs me a dollar, and I never have to clean it out.

But you also have to drive to the car wash. I clean my car at home so thsi is a big plus for me. I also have a vacuum at home but its too big and I have to drag it with me and then return it. I want something that can stay in my garage year round.

12-13-2006, 10:35 PM
Shopvacs work great.

12-13-2006, 10:43 PM
I agree, I've been using a shop-vac for 10 years now, at home & at all the shops I've worked at

12-17-2006, 07:10 PM
get a shop vac from canadian tire they are the best vac you can get for your money

03-30-2007, 06:52 PM
If you want the convenience of cordless, I vac my 328is with this:


Best cordless vacuum I've ever tried. It's retardedly expensive for what it is but so are BMW's.

Before I get flamed for spending $180 on a glorified dust-buster it does work if you keep up on the cleaning. If you leave it for once a year I'd go with a shop vac

05-06-2007, 11:50 PM
I just bought the WD4050 Ridgid wet vac. It's the 4 gallon one with 5 HP. It is the perfect size, and has enough power to get the job done. It also has a 20' cord which is nice. Got it @ Home depot.

05-09-2007, 10:38 PM
Just don't buy a Dirt Devil Scorpion. They're crap.

05-10-2007, 08:45 PM
Expiring May 13 (MIR), Home Depot has their 53L selling at $149, but with a $50MIR. http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogSearchResultView?D=940564&Ntt=940564&catalogId=10051&langId=-15&storeId=10051&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntx=mode+matchall&recN=113407&N=0&Ntk=P_PartNumber

I'm not sure whether it applies chain-wide, but the HD on Highway 7/Young is confirmed. Right under the display, there's a MIR form, exclusive to the WD1450.

I was planning to purchase the tiny one that Picus posted, but I'm a guy, and "Bigger = better" got the best of me. Comes with a plethora of tools too, and standard with a 2.5" hose(standard size for the accessories; any other size requires an adapter).