Originally Posted by IrishCoffee
Just find one of the self serve places with pressure washers. It's rare that I ever need to scrub anything with a pressure washer. If I do need to I just do it while the timer for the wash is still running. You paid for the time so who cares? I've only had to use a mitt after a track day to remove rubber.
By me I can get a great wash done with about $5. I enjoy the time spent as well.
If that is how you wash your car, it will never be truly clean. Just spraying water won't take off the contaminants and you'll end up with water spots if you don't dry it. If you do dry it, you'll scratch and swirl up the paint.
I think most of us like our cars to be in showroom condition - that is what we mean by "washed".