At least I have a week to get the car cleaned. But it seems every other day it is going to rain. On top of that, I live on the beach. So my Armor All'ed tires and the entire car is covered in a thin coat of sand by the next day, no matter where I park. At least on my white 2012 Passat (lost to Sandy) you couldn't see the sand. Now I have a navy blue metallic 2013, and you can see a grain of sand. Personally with that color, or any dark color for that matter, the car looks awful if it is not clean.