The so called "new car smell" is not actually a scent. But it is the releasing of chemicals from all the new plastics, resins, material, etc.
Either you can place scent cans in the car, buy them at any local auto parts store. The little metal cans with pull tops work the best.
If you have access to either an ionizer machine or an Ionic Breeze from Sharper Image, you can place these in the car with it closed up.
It will remove most of the smell but in turn leave an indoor swimming pool smell in its place.
No matter what path you choose, you will retain this smell for at least up to 6 months in the car as the plastics and parts continue to release. This is also that odd, greasy film you see on the windows in new cars.
If you smoke, that WILL over ride the smell otherwise scent cans and windows down is really your best option.
Automotive Cosmetics Expert
· 1 decade ago