Your new car smell - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Notices
C7 General Discussion General C7 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Your new car smell

Old 11-07-2018, 11:18 PM
  #1  
Mike's Sweet 05
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Mike's Sweet 05's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2007
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 336
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Default Your new car smell

Just received my 2019 z51 and was wondering what the average length of time your new car smell lasted.
Mine seems overpowering even in the open air.
Mike's Sweet 05 is offline  
Old 11-07-2018, 11:22 PM
  #2  
KenHorse
Obama, the worst POS ever
Support Corvetteforum!
 
KenHorse's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Aurora, OR - Obama taking credit for Trump's economy is like Hillary taking credit for Monica's BJs
Posts: 98,974
Thanked 349 Times in 242 Posts
St. Jude Donor '11-'12-'13, '16-'17-'18
Default

Fart
KenHorse is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to KenHorse For This Useful Post:
CCA Corvette Parts (11-08-2018), devnull (11-07-2018), rogergcam (11-08-2018), timmyZ06 (11-08-2018)
Old 11-07-2018, 11:47 PM
  #3  
devnull
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
devnull's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2005
Location: Forsyth County, GA
Posts: 4,084
Thanked 230 Times in 163 Posts
St. Jude Donor '07-'08-'10, '14
Default

It reduces pretty fast, but is there for quite awhile (thankfully IMO).

C7 new car smell is awesome, when I bought my first C7 (used, from a bud) I thought it was some air freshener and wasn’t too sure about it until I sold that car and bought a SS 1LE. About a year in I sat in a new C7 and it was the same smell, and at that point I liked it. Weird!
devnull is online now  
Old 11-07-2018, 11:47 PM
  #4  
devnull
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
devnull's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2005
Location: Forsyth County, GA
Posts: 4,084
Thanked 230 Times in 163 Posts
St. Jude Donor '07-'08-'10, '14
Default

Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
Fart
hit me funny
devnull is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to devnull For This Useful Post:
rogergcam (11-08-2018)
Old 11-07-2018, 11:52 PM
  #5  
Sconn
CF Senior Member
 
Sconn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2018
Posts: 439
Thanks: 0
Thanked 132 Times in 94 Posts
Default

Bought my '17 used in Aug... It still smells new. I love the smell! It even makes my whole garage smell like Corvette!
Sconn is offline  
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Sconn For This Useful Post:
Arjay (11-09-2018), Art17 (11-08-2018), Maxie2U (11-10-2018), Rebel Yell (11-08-2018), rogergcam (11-08-2018), thelastday (11-08-2018), timmyZ06 (11-08-2018)
Old 11-08-2018, 12:13 AM
  #6  
Kevin A Jones
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Kevin A Jones's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2017
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,041
Thanked 1,438 Times in 885 Posts
Default

It's totally dependent on C7's use.
One that's keep in a garage, with windows and top up and rarely driven smell will last almost infinitely. One that's keep outdoors with top and/or windows frequently down smell will dissipate quickly.

If odor is too strong for you, keep in garage with doors open, top off with a fan or fans circulating air through it. You should notice a substantial difference in a few days.

Last edited by Kevin A Jones; 11-08-2018 at 12:22 AM.
Kevin A Jones is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 12:49 AM
  #7  
Vetteman Jack
Moderator
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Vetteman Jack's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2001
Location: Missouri. Currently own 2014 Stingray Coupe.
Posts: 262,707
Thanked 3,495 Times in 3,099 Posts
MO Events Coordinator
St. Jude Co-Organizer
St. Jude Donor '03-'04-'05-'06-'07-'08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13-'14-'15-'16-'17-'18
NCM Sinkhole Donor
CI 5, 8 & 11 Veteran

Default

Should last at least a year IMO, unless you do something to quicken the fading of the new car smell.
Vetteman Jack is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 01:15 AM
  #8  
j-wireman
CF Senior Member
 
j-wireman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2004
Location: Land of Whiskey Rebels, PA
Posts: 868
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Default

I bought my used '16 in April. It still smells new. Even my friends noticed it this summer.
I LOVE that smell.
j-wireman is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to j-wireman For This Useful Post:
danh63 (11-08-2018), Maxie2U (11-10-2018), timmyZ06 (11-08-2018)
Old 11-08-2018, 01:21 AM
  #9  
Aerovette
CF Senior Member
 
Aerovette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2001
Location: I'm a white nationalist too apparently
Posts: 26,741
Thanked 166 Times in 111 Posts
Default

I have a buddy with an 8 year old car that still smells new. I asked him how he kept that scent. He said he has NEVER had food in his car.
Aerovette is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 03:01 AM
  #10  
Skid Row Joe
CF Senior Member
 
Skid Row Joe's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas - Make America Great Again!
Posts: 12,890
Thanked 876 Times in 688 Posts
Default

Mine's a bought NEW 2017 3LT, going into it's 3rd year since manufactured. Still smells showroom NEW!! But then again , the 3LTs keep that fantastic new Corvette car smell a lot longer than the lesser trims.
Skid Row Joe is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 03:30 AM
  #11  
FunDriver
CF Senior Member
 
FunDriver's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2001
Location: Danville CA
Posts: 5,235
Thanked 108 Times in 63 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Kevin A Jones View Post
It's totally dependent on C7's use.
One that's keep in a garage, with windows and top up and rarely driven smell will last almost infinitely. One that's keep outdoors with top and/or windows frequently down smell will dissipate quickly.

If odor is too strong for you, keep in garage with doors open, top off with a fan or fans circulating air through it. You should notice a substantial difference in a few days.
Mine is a 2016 with 7400 miles and is just now slowly going away. I also never eat or carry food in the car.
FunDriver is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to FunDriver For This Useful Post:
Kevin A Jones (11-08-2018)
Old 11-08-2018, 03:47 AM
  #12  
joemessman
CF Senior Member
 
joemessman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2015
Location: Lake Havasu City Arizona
Posts: 4,004
Thanked 1,235 Times in 837 Posts
Default

Mine still smells brand new and will be 3 years old on Dec 1st. (Actual build date is Oct 14, 2015). It has 82,000 miles on it.
joemessman is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 04:43 AM
  #13  
Mayor111
CF Senior Member
 
Mayor111's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2016
Location: Easton PA
Posts: 1,191
Thanked 318 Times in 210 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
Fart
But since its new - if he farts, that means it would be worth $15,000 less...
Mayor111 is online now  
Old 11-08-2018, 06:43 AM
  #14  
thompstl1
CF Member
 
thompstl1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2010
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 73
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default

I've had several new Corvettes that had the "typical" new car smell (which I love). My new Carbon 65 has a different smell which is like fiberglass resin. I'm guessing it's the carbon fiber roof and steering wheel, or perhaps all new c7's smell that way. Either way, I'd like it to stay forever!
thompstl1 is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 07:59 AM
  #15  
fsvoboda
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,901
Thanked 340 Times in 245 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Kevin A Jones View Post
It's totally dependent on C7's use.
One that's keep in a garage, with windows and top up and rarely driven smell will last almost infinitely. One that's keep outdoors with top and/or windows frequently down smell will dissipate quickly.

If odor is too strong for you, keep in garage with doors open, top off with a fan or fans circulating air through it. You should notice a substantial difference in a few days.
Mine is garaged and covered in winter, still has the new car smell a year and a half on.
fsvoboda is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to fsvoboda For This Useful Post:
Kevin A Jones (11-08-2018)
Old 11-08-2018, 08:22 AM
  #16  
Carvin
CF Senior Member
 
Carvin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2015
Location: Westmont IL
Posts: 1,103
Thanked 118 Times in 98 Posts
St. Jude Donor '15-'16
Default

Bought my 2016 used last December and was surprised by the new car smell still there. I actually figured it was something the used car dealer treated the car with.
Carvin is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 08:45 AM
  #17  
Patman
CF Senior Member
 
Patman's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2001
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 13,359
Thanked 1,156 Times in 723 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
Mine's a bought NEW 2017 3LT, going into it's 3rd year since manufactured. Still smells showroom NEW!! But then again , the 3LTs keep that fantastic new Corvette car smell a lot longer than the lesser trims.
That's the biggest load of ******* bullshit right there. Trim level has nothing to do with how a car smells. Where do you come up with this complete nonsense Joe?

My 1LT still smells like new (built the end of November 2017), I love the smell but my wife hates it.
Patman is online now  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Patman For This Useful Post:
Rebel Yell (11-08-2018), Woodson (11-09-2018)
Old 11-08-2018, 08:46 AM
  #18  
Corgidog1
CF Senior Member
 
Corgidog1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,215
Thanked 908 Times in 625 Posts
Default

After 3.5 yrs my LT3 still has a strong leather smell-the new car adhesives odor has long disappeared.
Corgidog1 is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 08:49 AM
  #19  
Kevin A Jones
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Kevin A Jones's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2017
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,041
Thanked 1,438 Times in 885 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by FunDriver View Post
Mine is a 2016 with 7400 miles and is just now slowly going away. I also never eat or carry food in the car.
I agree, carrying/eating food is new car smell killer.
Kevin A Jones is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 09:42 AM
  #20  
Zjoe6
CF Senior Member
 
Zjoe6's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2015
Location: West Bend Wisconsin
Posts: 1,456
Thanked 305 Times in 237 Posts
Default

Iíll never forget the salesman opening my rear hatch of my brand new GS at MacMulkin. It was like poof! Big cloud of new car smell hit me. Pretty intense. Then after I drove it all the way home, took a big nap and woke up to peek in the garage at my new car. The entire garage smelled like it, car was still warm. It has since faded a bit but I like it.
Zjoe6 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us About Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: