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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-21-2014 Thread Starter
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interior smell

This is probably a stupid question and basically involves many variables. But we all know how awesome the interior of a new car smells. This is a smell everyone wishes could be bottled and kept forever. Now if the temp is between 65 and 90 and dry, I drive with my windows down. Does this diminish the interior smell and/or stink it up?

Windows down exposes the driver and interior to dust, exhaust, sputum and no telling what else. Yes, I caught some guy's spit one night driving down I-35 in my 95 TBird in Austin, TX. That should have cured me but didn't....



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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-21-2014
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You'll have better luck if you just clean your interior and change your cabin air filter on a somewhat regular basis. My car is 3 1/2 years old and just rolled over 60,000 miles. It might not smell like it did when it was brand new but it still smells good when you get in it.

I usually just use the AC to cool down the car after being parked in the hot sun then shut it off and drive with the windows down.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2014
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It's been found that the "new car smell" while great, I admit, can in fact be loaded with toxic chemicals that off-gas from the various interior components in small confined spaces.

The Mustang was not in the worst offender category thankfully however.

I would suggest letting the car air out for a minute, especially on hot days, for a bit before entering.

Just my .02.

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I thought Mustangs were supposed to smell like burned rubber......

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-2014
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Ohhh the sweet smell of leather RECARO'S!
I've had 3 new mustangs all with leather, I'm a windows down kind of guy unless it's just rediculously got, keep it clean, don't smoke or bring home food in it and it will stay in good condition, nothing smells new forever, enjoy your car, the pedal on the right is by far better than the "new car smell"
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