Not sure where those guys got their cars washed? Pasadena car was is just another car wash, with a nice waiting area (leather sofas, cookies, pretzels) that you pay for in the price. Probably the most expensive car wash in the area. Took my car in there and they put the wrong type gas in, (specifically said 89 octane) lucky for them it started. They are professional and its very clean. I guess for the Pasadena Snob Society its the place to get your bently groomed. You can get just a good a wash if you shop around.
Pros: free cookies, comfortable sofas, free pretzels
Cons: expensive, can be careless, no big deal