I go to Kirkwood Car Wash all the time. Even met the owner, who is often there making sure you're having a good experience. All the equipment (soft foamy brush, high pressure soap and rinse, was, vacuum, etc.) works well, and the place is well kept, clean. And, it costs about half what an automatic wash would. I also dig the vibe in this area. It's next to the new (still under construction ) fire station. And the rest of the Kirkwood business district has really developed into a nice little area with new shops.
Pros: Clean, dependable, neighborhood feel