1000 mile impressions

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  1. ramair111

    ramair111 Silver Member

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    Other than my SBC valve change the car has been flawless. It has used no oil befor or after 500 mile change,as it should be. The coolant is still on the same level where I marked it. The power is a givin, but what really makes it apleasure to drive is the comfort of the seats,the smooth ride, the excellant handling, and the brakes. I mostly prefer driving pickups, but until our rain comes in the fall I will put the miles on this car. My biggest complaint is the nasty new car smell. This is new vehicle number 37 and never had one with this strong a smell. It"s really bad the one time I turned on the air. We have a 2015 Silverado and 2014 Cherekee and they smell good in comparison.
     
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    4510 SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    So you have a stinky .........
     
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    I'm loving my Hellcat new car smell.
    Wish they had a proper one in an air freshener so I could smell it forever.
     
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    7&8 miles and still loving my car
     
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    Jim M SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    About 1,400 miles now and still loving everything about it. Do you have the Laguna leather? Mine has the strongest leather/new car smell of any car I've owned. But I like it very much and everyone else seems to like it too.
     
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    Jim M, I have the standard seats. I believe the strong smell is from the plastic in dash and door panels gassing off. Some other people have also mentioned this extraordinaly strong smell. i washed it with Simple Green and it helped for a couple of days.
     
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    My 2013 392 had a really strong new car smell for several months ... it would cause me to have horrible headaches. I had to start leaving the windows down about 2-3 inches to help the smell dissipate. I have, thankfully, not had that issue with Dante.

    April
     
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    mine has 1100 miles....still very,very strong new car smell....strongest of any car ive owned
     
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    im at 3000 and on my 5th set of tires. It's car payment tire payment
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    1265 miles new car smell 1 oil change 2nd bath
     
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    Jim M SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I used a damp rag on all the vinyl because it looked like it had a powdery residue on it. All I smell is the leather. My '56 Chrysler got new leather interior about 3 years ago and I can still smell it but not as strong as before.
     
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    1k KM on mine, does that count? Lols

    Still have that factory fresh leather scent in there, although my nostril's have gotten used to it. Everyone else I know has said how great it smells too. ;) 'cept that one person who can't stand new car smells...

    No issues at all otherwise! Perfect from day 1 and still is after two weeks!
     
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    It has been said they shove bean burritos down the supercharger inlet during dyno runs in Mexico to check for compressor stall by ingestion . More humane than chickens.
     
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    Eat mexican a few nights in a row and that new car smell will be gone for good!!!
     
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