I bought an "Ultimate" car wash at the Shell gas station today. It was $10! The local full-service car wash, which uses soft cloth brushes and has attendants to dry your car, only charges $12. Therefore, isn't $10 for an automatic car wash way overpriced? As for the wash itself, this was my first time using an automatic car wash. The actual wash only took around five minutes. I thought it would take much longer. Also, this particular automatic car wash wasn't of the touchless or soft cloth variety, it was just the normal nylon brush type. Since I bought the "Ultimate" wash, the machine sprayed the car with soap twice and washed it twice. I didn't see any new swirl marks on the paint after the wash. While the machine did do a good job on the paint itself, it left behind a few stubborn spots on the windshield. The air vac did a good job of extracting most of the water droplets. Still, I didn't think the experience was worth $10. Or am I wrong?