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Well for the last two years I have been hearing "Ryan this car still smells so new". With the odometer about to hit the 60k mark (the last 12k of those just from interning this summer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> ) Those comments seemed to have faded slightly, or maybe it was just cause I don't drive very many people anymore? Anyways, I couldn't help but smile when my little 11 year old brother sat in the back seat and said "ry ry, why does your car still smell new?" . Either I treat the inside of my car very well or volvo has a very superior team of interior aroma researchers, or maybe even both <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> . Regardless, I enjoy it.
 

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Re: Gotta love that new car smell (Heimpel)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Heimpel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well for the last two years I have been hearing "Ryan this car still smells so new". With the odometer about to hit the 60k mark (the last 12k of those just from interning this summer). Those comments seemed to have faded slightly, or maybe it was just cause I don't drive very many people anymore? Anyways, I couldn't help but smile when my little 11 year old brother sat in the back seat and said "ry ry, why does your car still smell new?". Either I treat the inside of my car very well or volvo has a very superior team of interior aroma researchers, or maybe even both. Regardless, I enjoy it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Do you have leather? If you do and keep it well maintained, your car will smell new forever (or at least a long ass time)...good job! Also, don't eat food in your car either. French fry stench is a bitch to get out...also try the auto Febreze...it works like a charm! Alright, that's my 2 cents...
 

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i need to revive mine as a recent trip to the beach with many passengers in/out started to take my smell away. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>im hoping a good lexol and interior cleaning will renew it!
 

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My V50 has leather, but never smelled like new car, or new leather. Volvo engineered the smell out of it. I'm driving an 06 S60 right now, and I sure notice the leather smell in that one. Rather nice.<p> Al
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i need to revive mine as a recent trip to the beach with many passengers in/out started to take my smell away. i'm hoping a good lexol and interior cleaning will renew it!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Beach in Pennsylvania? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Al Canuck</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My V50 has leather, but never smelled like new car, or new leather. Volvo engineered the smell out of it. I'm driving an 06 S60 right now, and I sure notice the leather smell in that one. Rather nice.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep, gotta love dead cows! They smell AND taste good! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darylkaiser30</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yep, gotta love dead cows! They smell AND taste good! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Mmmm.... dead cow.... yum...
 

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yep its leather, i keep the inside very clean and take good care of it. The trunk is another story haha. Its completely full of sand and dirt. The outside i'll not wash for months at a time too haha.
 

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Re: Gotta love that new car smell (Heimpel)

R leather is natural, if you keep it treated it will smell (good) for years, mine does, over 3 years now
 

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Re: Gotta love that new car smell (JRL)

Just a bit of trivia for you. Can someone tell me WHY leather smells the way it does? Once you know, you may not find the smell all that appealing.<p>I work with leather on a near daily basis, so I don't notice it as much anymore, but it really jumped out at me in the S60. V50 leather is just as nice, but they engineer the new car smell out these days. Too many allergens in in it.<p> Al - President and founder of Seams Perfect Auto Upholstery & Trim
 

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Re: Gotta love that new car smell (Al Canuck)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Al Canuck</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just a bit of trivia for you. Can someone tell me WHY leather smells the way it does? Once you know, you may not find the smell all that appealing. I work with leather on a near daily basis, so I don't notice it as much anymore, but it really jumped out at me in the S60. V50 leather is just as nice, but they engineer the new car smell out these days. Too many allergens in in it.<br>Al - President and founder of Seams Perfect Auto Upholstery & Trim</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is it due to some sort of bacterial degradation of ther leather prior to tanning?
 

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Re: Gotta love that new car smell (darylkaiser30)

Nope, leather smells the way it does, because of what it's tanned with. Fish oil! Stick your nose right to the seat, and have a whiff. You'll smell the fish for sure.<p> Al
 

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Re: Gotta love that new car smell (Al Canuck)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Al Canuck</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nope, leather smells the way it does, because of what it's tanned with. Fish oil! Stick your nose right to the seat, and have a whiff. You'll smell the fish for sure.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Fish oil? Yummy! I do love sushi... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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