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Old 01-08-2004, 01:43 AM   #1
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Actually kinda. I bought some mats today for winter, The "Car and Driver" Special. They're about as high quality as the material in the magazine. But they'll match, and look decent. My mats are fair enuogh to save, and after a run thru some MSU Mankato washing machines i bet they'll be nice and new. Then i'll get a carpet cleaner and do the interior, and VOILA.

They do have a new car smell though, kinda nice late at night... Anyone else got a way to get new car smell back?
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Comes in a bottle, check the local auto supply store. Some jipo car lots put a bar of dove soap under the seat. Unless the car leaks, then it'* kinda funny
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ya...i carpet clean 1x a week
leather care also smells pretty good.
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there is a bottle of "new car scent" spray that meijer carries that is very good. most do not even come close. i have leather seats though and my car smells like leather. keeping it very clean will make the car not gather oders. also if you smoke do not use the ash trays.
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pina colata interior spray is magical!!!
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I've always found that spilling a quart of malt liquor on the floor in the back gets the car smelling REAL good. This little trick works better in the summer when the sun can bake it real good.

Seriously though, I use leather scent. Beware of car washes that offer "scents" as an option. They always seem to end up somewhere between "french *****" and "lysol" after the yahoo making $4 per hour get done dousing your floor matts.
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look at auto parts stores for air fresheners. I was in the other day and went for the "hidden" vent ones, vanilla flavored.
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Keep a dead sqirrel, lightly saran wrapeed to prvent stains, under the passenger seat. Covers up the smell of smoke and whatnot, plus, it keeps passengers from hanging around too long...
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pina colata interior spray is magical!!!
LOL..... nice....

I use vanilla scent in my 97, and my 91 just regular air freshers hidden around the car.
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Keep a dead sqirrel, lightly saran wrapeed to prvent stains, under the passenger seat. Covers up the smell of smoke and whatnot, plus, it keeps passengers from hanging around too long...
I know someone that tried something similar to that, baby puke. Problem was no one wanted to wash it either.

I like a strawberry scent, the vanilla gets too overpowering.
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