The sponge itself does a good job of removing dirt and grime from the vehicle, but it is too large, and extremely thick. Which is great until you actually go to use it. When the sponge is wet, especially soaked, man does it get heavy! I didnt weigh it, but I suspect that it comes in at a minimum of a pound. Washing my Civic coupe was one **** of a workout. Also, like previous reviews suggested, it is difficult to grip, you can't wrap your hand around it, so if it's doing anything except for moving on a flat surface, its hopeless. I feel like a smaller size would be a massive improvement, maybe like a 4"x6" sponge would be nice. Overall, I suggest you purchase the similar wash mit instead of the sponge as it would be easier to handle, and give you good results.