Your car stinks!


goo Ranking took a look at what awful in-car smells would you be unable to tell the driver about.


Over the 7th and 8th of December 2012 1,059 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 61.4% of the sample were female, 10.8% in their teens, 14.4% in their twenties, 24.9% in their thirties, 28.8% in their forties, 11.5% in their fifties, and 9.6% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

It’s got to be ciggie smells for me too, followed closely by too much Magic Tree (are they still popular?), usually used to mask said ciggies! Here’s a car that probably manages to avoid number 12 only…

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Ranking result

Q: When do you come to want to quit using SNS? (Sample size=1.072)

Rank   Score
1 Tobacco smell 100
2 Air conditioner smell 71.2
3 Sweat, body odour smell 64.5
4 Dusty smell 60.4
5 Mold smell 53.4
6 Air freshener smell 51.6
7 Food oil smell 41.9
8 Perfume smell 27.7
9 Pet smell 26.0
10 Fish bait, other raw smell 24.9
11 Pickles, other strong food smell 23.7
12 New car smell 21.6
13 Leather seat smell 17.8
14 Coffee smell 12.7
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1 Comment »

  1. Daniel said,
    February 18, 2013 @ 12:50

    Yes totally agree with this list. I refuse to get in a car with a tobacco smell so 1 is definitely true for me.

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