New Car Smell...

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  1. JerseyCat

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    Anybody but me think that these cars have a very 'different' new car smell? Not like any other new car I've ever owned. Usually I like the 'usual' new car smell, but this one is not the same. Seems to be due to what ever the dash covering is made of...very rubbery.
     
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    Once you get some Burt rubber smell from tires it goes away.
     
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    Ours has the smell of the Laguana leather. No rubbery smell to it.
     
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    i believe its the seats(leather)

    its new car smell x2
     
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    Just don't fart in the seats... because if you turn on the seat vents down the road, it brings back "farts of Christmas past".....
     
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    When I stored it December-July with the windows up the dashboard and windows had a milky like film on them when I cracked her open. Glue vapor maybe? Not sure. The windows cleaned up easily but the dash took some scrubbing. I personally don't mind the smell though.
     
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    Yes, I have noticed the powerful, different, new car smell. My 2012 new Ram 1500 did not have this same smell.
     
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    I have the nappa interior, and after seven months, the car still smells great. I agree it's a bit different than most new car smells, but I like it. It has diminished quite a bit, will be a little sad once the fragrance is gone completely.
    However, I've noticed that whenever I return to my garage, within about a half-hour of parking the hellcat inside it after a drive, the garage itself has an unusual 'burning tire smell', does anybody else have that strange phenomenon?
     
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    You sure that's not clutch you smell..... :) I kid...I kid...
     
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    You must put you Hellcat up the way I put my Harley up, strange black marks on the floor!
     
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    That is exactly what was on the Dart I bought for my daughter. I had to take it back to the dealer to be cleaned. They said that it is the chemicals in the carpet. When it gets hot, the vapors off the carpet cause the film. It is a beatch to get off the windows.o_O
     
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    I hope you get used to it. My 2012 Grand Cherokee has the Laguna Leather and still has that smell after 37,000 miles.
     
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    Oh crappers! Is that what that smell is? I thought it was my passenger after bad Indian food and fearo_O
     
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    I have had my car almost a year, and the other day I was going home from a car show and had to put the windows down because the smell was so strong,,
     
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    Often the car show nachos and hot dogs are lower quality, you should have waited until after you got home to eat, rather than gurglin' out the noxious vapors into your alcantara seats, now you may have to do some disinfecting to get rid of the fart stench, --well, live and learn.
     
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