My name is Hal. I have a 2012 Ford Escape Limited. Black. This is my first black car. When I bought my last two cars, I asked for Black and drove off with white. This time I asked for white and left with black.
The black looks awesome, if it's clean so best case would be a wash a day. Not real practical. Also, with sunshine year round, most days I can fry eggs on the hood or roof. It makes it impossible to wash in my driveway because the water is dry before I can get at it with a chamois. Also, we have hard water so the second the water dries it leaves white spots. I go to a wash it yourself place where their water is filtered through giant reverse osmosis tanks eliminating the white spots and they have a covered drying area which allows me to dry my car before the sun does it. $5 and I get a much better wash myself than any car wash I have ever been at and included in the $5 is tire wash, low-pressure pre-wash, high pressure soap, rinse and then low pressure Meguiar's spray wax and and low pressure spot free rinse. They have a foaming brush but I do it by hand. I have never let a brush touch the paint.