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Old 5th March 2012
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Default "Why does your car smell like crayons...?"

I was getting into my friend's old Volvo V70 the other day and i noticed that it smelled like crayons. I completely forgot how much i missed that about my old 9-5.

My friends would always get in and ask, "why does your car smell like crayons?" And the warmer it got, the more they complained.

I wish there was an air-freshener that was 'box of crayons' scented.


Does anyone else miss that unmistakable crayon smell?
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I know why my m***van smells like crayons in the back:



And sometimes of puke. Or Goldfish crackers. Or Cheerios. Or puked Goldfish crackers and Cheerios ......
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hahah i'm just going to hide crayons everywhere.
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I've heard its because of the glue used with some of the interior pieces but I don't know how true that is. My roommates Jetta 1.8T absolutely reeeeks like crayons.
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And sometimes of puke. Or Goldfish crackers. Or Cheerios. Or puked Goldfish crackers and Cheerios ......
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I feel your pain Ken. I feel your pain.
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I feel your pain Ken. I feel your pain.
Finally bought a set of OEM rubber floor mats over Christmas
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Every time i get into a 9-5 i say the same thing. My buddy is a smoker and his car STILL smells like crayons. Very strange indeed...
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My jetta, when I used to own it smelled like crayons on sunny days...
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Yeah, Delorean's early 9-5 smells of them as well.
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It's the carpet or carpet backing in early 9-5's. Must have changed suppliers in later models.
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Older Bimmers and Merc's are renowned for that smell. I LOVE it and would buy an older benz/bimmer JUST for the smell
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In US-market VW Jettas the smell is from the ventilation ducting falling apart and melting.
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Default crayon smell outside the car

I've had my 2005 convertible for a few years now, and only now do I smell crayons. It is only when it has been running for a bit.

could it be wiper fluid? the two piece tank is always coming lose...

I only smell it when I get out of the car. If it were the mats, I should smell it when I'm inside. I drive year round topless (unless it is below 20oF), and the heat on the floor and vents on full. I lifted the hood, but could not smell it around the engine.
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