New Car Smell... Pee-ooo!!!

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  1. Moe Maishlish

    Moe Maishlish Supporting Actor

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    My new car (2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT) finally arrived this week, and I picked it up last night. I'm a happy camper now. [​IMG]

    The only problem is the damn "new car smell". This is my first "new" car (i.e. not previously owned), so I was kinda floored by the pungency of the aroma.

    For the life of me, I can't understand people who adore this stench! I picked up a couple of my girlfriends after I got the car, and they were loving the it! I've been driving with the window down to air out the car!!! I swear, it's like a mix between rubber, leather conditioner, and Ivory soap! Ew!

    First order of business when I get home is to transfer my car air-freshner from my old car into my new one!

    Moe.
     
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    Congrats on the new car!

    I have to say I think you are in the minority on not liking the "new-car smell", but on this board I'm sure you'll find some people to commiserate with! [​IMG]
     
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    I love the new car smell, but maybe thats because its a new car. Either way, congratulations on your new car!
     
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    If someone could truly bottle that smell, they'd make a fortune.

    The 'new car' fragrances available in stores don't even come close.
     
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    luv it, luv it, luh-ove it!!!
     
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    I'm starting lose that "new car smell" in the my Civic.

    I do love the smell, but it's just the plastic curing and nothing really magical!

    Brent
    Car is now 6 weeks old .... my how quickly they grow up[​IMG]
     
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    Yeah I like the smell too. In fact, my girlfriend comments that my 2000 Altima (bought in March of that year) still has a bit of it present, and she likes it. I guess I don't make a mess in the car, because I sure don't get it washed all that frequently and have never had it detailed...
     
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    I think the smell is disgusting and aside from that, it gives me headaches.
     
  10. Moe Maishlish

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    I installed a leather interior in my last car approx 3 years ago, and it still smells like new leather when you open it up, I always loved that.

    My college got a bunch of new airplanes when I was there, nothing compares to new airplane smell. Even the engine smells good when you check the oil [​IMG]
     
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    I read recently that that smell is actually carcinogenic toxins being released from the plastic (and into your system).

    Jon
     
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    good thing I'm ghetto poor and can't afford new cars then! [​IMG]
     
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    Mmmm, cancer causing car-smell... [​IMG]

    One time the rearview mirror of my Pathfinder fell off. When they reglued it back on, it had a slight scent of new car smell, but it was just really stinky glue. I guess the newcar smell is a mix of fresh plastic, rubber, glue, and leather (if applicable) [​IMG]

    Why dont 'new car smell' air fresheners ever smell like NEW CAR SMELL?
     
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    And if you do a little searching you will find other countries (japan for one) manufacture designer smells into the car so the new car smells like strange things.....mostly food products like PB&J or BBQ. SBT(Strange but true)
     
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    easy wa to get rid of new car smell. Go pick up a bucket of chicken from KFC and drive around with it in te car for a couple hours. However then your car will smell like greasy chicken.
     
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    I know of a sure way to get rid of that new car smell. From the other post in the lounge I can see there are a few cats owners. Maybe they will let you borrow one and you can ride around all day with the windows up so they don't jump out and the A/C on so you and the cats don't get to hot. Eventually they will have to do their business. New car smell gone instantly. Anyways congrats on the new Tiburon those are some awesome looking cars. In the new Super Street mag there is one in there that has a body kit on it and a different paint job and its hard to tell it from a 94 supra or a New Nissan 350Z. I love they way the Tiburon GT looks. Do you plan on any customizing it?
     
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    Nick, I'm really happy that this "One time the rearview mirror of my Pathfinder fell off" didn't turn into this " One time .... at band camp" !!

    Brent
     
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    That's why they're called "aromatics"... [​IMG]

    (I'm not a polymer chemist, i just know what i remember from classes) but IIRC, those are the plasticizers they use to make the vinyl dash easier to work with when they're making the car leaching out of the dash etc... if you can leave your windows cracked, it should help them evaporate sooner

    Similar to new carpets/floor tiles smelling as the glues set...

    But yeah, it's a shame some of the best smells are horrible for you!
     

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