I saw my '05 WRX in a bar parking lot a couple years after the sale. Had the same snow tires and stock rims that I left on it. It was summer. They were bald. It had OBP black paint I kept as nice as I could, which also looked bad. Looked like they washed it with a wire brush (where I could see the paint through the dirt).
Made my stomach turn a little. I took great care of it. Then I got over it, becuase I got more value out of the car for the effort. Just sad to see all that care go to waste.