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
1Tobacco smell100
2Air conditioner smell71.2
3Sweat, body odour smell64.5
4Dusty smell60.4
5Mold smell53.4
6Air freshener smell51.6
7Food oil smell41.9
8Perfume smell27.7
9Pet smell26.0
10Fish bait, other raw smell24.9
11Pickles, other strong food smell23.7
12New car smell21.6
13Leather seat smell17.8
14Coffee smell12.7
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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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