I would not rate it as more difficult than my 2014 OB, or Hondas before that. Seems like stuck-on bugs are much less of an issue, which would be interesting and great if that persists. I washed it last night and there were no bugs on it at all. Could just be the weather this Spring. For washing, I just use a synthetic sponge, Meguiars soap, playtex gloves for my hands, and a small stepladder to get the roof.I think my black outback onyx is hard to wash. Lots of crevices and indentations. Anyone else feel this way? also anyone have a favorite finish, wax, etc.?
I'm 5'7" and can reach the entire roof using something like this. It's basically a wash mitt on a pole. Cuts time and grief considerably. It's been easy on the paint too.The issue with washing that I have is, even though I am 6"2', it is almost impossible to reach the middle of the roof without a brush with extension. Since I don't let the brushes at the car wash touch my car, I have to carry one with me when I go there.
I got a wash mitt and the hardest part of washing this car is the acreage of sheet metal on the body. Takes some time to cover everything with suds and go over all the surface area with the mitt.