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Anyone remember the unique smell GTO's had when they were new?

Sat in my wife's car tonight, it still has its "new" smell. Seems i've forgotton quite how my 05 smelled when i got it.

Anyone know what made it unique? Was it the crappy leather?
 

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Don’t really remember anything unique about them other than the typical new car smell.
 

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It's usually offgassing from all the plastics that generates the most stink.
 

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It's usually offgassing from all the plastics that generates the most stink.
I was thinking that Holden probably didn't use plastics that weren't different from other car makers. That being the case, it shouldn't smell much different than any other new car.

I just remember it having a different sort of smell.
 

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My GTO was the first new car I bought that had a leather interior. That's the smell I'd like it to have again
 

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I've owned and driven many cars and trucks, but never brand new. But yeah, I'll never get anything with cloth seats ever again. Leather seats should be standard. Cloth seats is a travesty worse than drum brakes
 

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I've owned and driven many cars and trucks, but never brand new. But yeah, I'll never get anything with cloth seats ever again. Leather seats should be standard. Cloth seats is a travesty worse than drum brakes
You and i have very different views. Id never take leather seats if i could get cloth. Hot and cold seats are annoying. Power seats are dumb too. Ha
 

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You and i have very different views. Id never take leather seats if i could get cloth. Hot and cold seats are annoying. Power seats are dumb too. Ha
Would you like a cloth seat on your bike though? ))))
 

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I bought a small spray bottle of "new car scent" from Chemical Guys with my last order and honestly, it really does smell like a new car! Food for thought...
 

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Few sprays of this in every car is the ticket:

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The GTOs definitely had a quite unique new car smell. Not exactly chocolatey, but something close to that.
My GTOs new car smell actually lasted for at least 5 years too.
 
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