A. Yes! Appearance is the first thing people look for in a used car. If a car's finish turns buyers off, it's virtually impossible to get a good price - no matter how well the car runs. Used car managers agree. When they have two identical cars, both mechanically fit and comparably equipped, appearance really makes the difference. The car which is noticeably rusted, dull and spotty will sell for significantly less than the same car with a showroom finish. So proper care of the car's appearance will definitely pay off at trade-in time!