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Fiero Smell??? by TKDchamp
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My wife says Fieros all smell the same. I've never really thought about it, but I guess they do have a certain smell.
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Report this Post05-07-2010 11:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rolling ThunderClick Here to Email Rolling ThunderSend a Private Message to Rolling ThunderDirect Link to This Post
I love the smell of Fiero in the morning.



(Someone photoshop a Fiero in that)
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My wife claims the same. I never noticed anything. She has at least 5 air fresheners in her car. Mine has a slight exhaust leak that makes her sick when the roof is open. My dad's leaks a tiny bit of antifreeze from the heater core. That makes her sick. I don't know what it is about her car that she smells. There's nothing wrong with hers that I've found so I'm stumped.
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Originally posted by Birddogg1:

My wife claims the same. .


The Fiero smell is awful. It is caused by the rotting cheap azz glue they used for the interior that has failed on 99.999% of all Fieros. Which is why the dash and console is pulling apart on 99.999% of all Fieros on the road. The only way to get rid of the smell is to replace your dash, console and door panels with stuff custom stuff or stuff from another car.

My GT lost the Fiero smell when I replaced the interior with all new stuff...of course now I have the formaldehyde smell...but the Fiero smell is gone.

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Originally posted by Rolling Thunder:

I love the smell of Fiero in the morning.



(Someone photoshop a Fiero in that)


If you squint really hard (and drink about 8 or 10 beers) you can make a Fiero out just through the smoke!

Is that Fiero I smell burning - sorry I had too!

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katatak .... very funny ROFLMAO

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Originally posted by katatak:

Is that Fiero I smell burning - sorry I had too!



I was resisting mentioning anything to do with fire
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Report this Post05-08-2010 09:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for bowrapennocksDirect Link to This Post
From owning 5 Fieros, I have found four distinct smells

MOLD...we are in the Northwest
Perfume...to cover up everything
Old car smell, I guess from dirty carpets/seats
LEATHER...my t-top
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The Fiero smell is what most cars with a lot of plastic on the inside smelled like in the 80's

Now the ones that smell different well that was up to the owners use or misuese.
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Am I the only one that loves that smell? It's almost as good to me as brewing coffee, kinda feels like home.
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Report this Post05-08-2010 02:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FFIEROFREDClick Here to Email FFIEROFREDSend a Private Message to FFIEROFREDDirect Link to This Post
My wife said the only time my fiero smelled good was after the leaves in the heater box cought on fire. I saved the car. now if I could just find some smell that would keep her out if it. ( that i can't smell )
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Report this Post05-08-2010 03:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for F355spiderClick Here to Email F355spiderSend a Private Message to F355spiderDirect Link to This Post
There like old people
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I Luv tha smell, of a Fiero doin burnouts! lol.



I dunno if all fieros have a "smell" and if its the same.. But my fiero definatly has its own oder inside the cabin..

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I'm sure that we could all agree that Fieros smell like one of the following, if not a combination:
1. burning oil
2. coolant
3. moldy interior
4. brake fluid
5. strong exhaust fumes
6. melting wires
7. fire
8. fail
9. win
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I've always thought the "Fiero Smell" was a combination of mildew and gasoline. Deteriorating glue is an interesting addition...

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I actually like the smell. Maybe sniffing that fiero glue has gotten to me....
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It's funny you say that as I noticed a unique smell that reminded me of my past Fieros (I hadn't had one for a couple years till my latest that I got in January of this year).

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All three Fieros I own smell different. #011 smells like Mr. Mike's leather (which is the coolest out of the three); #015 smells like vinyl (due to the material used), and #020 smell like Corvette (due to the seats).
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I like the smell, its part of the fiero experience =)
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Why Chuck Noris afraid of the Fiero? because they SMELL

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For the record: Neither of my Fieros have any noticeable interior aroma.
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Originally posted by 30+mpg:

For the record: Neither of my Fieros have any noticeable interior aroma.



Lies, filthy lies.

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I have owned a 2 84's, 85Gt, 3 86'se's,1 88 coupe, and they all had that smell, even the 88 which was like brand new when I got it, only 60,000 miles, I have often wonderd what it was, and determind the one thing all my cars had in common was the same material on the seats, as I understand they no longer manufacture that stuff, wonder why?
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Originally posted by 30+mpg:

For the record: Neither of my Fieros have any noticeable interior aroma.


mine doesnt either lol. all of the interior is failing tho, so maybe the glue is all pretty much gone?

i guess it kinda smells like dog now...i take our Irish Setter for a ride every now and then so he gets outta the house sometimes lol
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Mine used to smell like teen spirit....until I made my son shower!
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aaronkoch:Lies, filthy lies.


If the interior of one's Fiero has a smell, it's probably not the lies that are filthy.

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Mine smells like the 80s. I LLLOOOOVVVEEEE IIITTTTTTT!!!!!!!
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Originally posted by pete 2m4:

Mine smells like the 80s. I LLLOOOOVVVEEEE IIITTTTTTT!!!!!!!


Yea, 80's emissions regulations

Ok, I'm a bit of a hypocrite. My Fiero has been on jack stands for a year and I only remember going inside it once in the last six months. Plus, I don't remember the smell, but I imagine it has something to do with a leaky sunroof and mildew.
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mine also smells like an iron duke with bad breath!!!
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Two of mine smelled like that "new casette tape" smell. The other one, I forget what it smelled like...
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Got rid of the "Fiero Smell" in mine when I rebuilt the entire car.

Replaced the headliner material and "glassed" the board: (discovered mold and smelly crumbling fiberglass under the rotting fabric)

Installed Mr. Mikes leather seats: (after steam cleaning the old foam underneath)

Installed new carpeting: (over the top of the old carpeting, *after* steam cleaning it and covering it in with baking soda for 2 days and vacuuming it all out)

Installed new door panel carpeting: (after removing the old stuff with brake cleaner, letting it all evaporate in the sun and liberally "glassing" a lot of the "cardboard")

Recovered the interior firewall panel with vinyl from Mr. Mike: (after a similar treatment that was done on the door panels)

Scrubbed EVERY plastic and vinyl part that was reused in the interior at least 2 times with soap and water, including the A & B pillar trim pieces, threshold trim, etc., (lots of "mung" on the backsides of those parts)

Disassembled and cleaned the HVAC ducts and the evaporator / heater core box.

Replaced the mold and mildew infested sun visors with Mr. Mikes leather ones.

Throughly cleaned and repainted the inside steel structures of both doors. Removed all the old grease from the window tracks and lock mechanism, (before painting), and applied new white lithium grease).

Replaced the rotting OEM steering wheel, (the outside leather looked good , but the thing stunk like hell..suspect it was whatever was inside it, plus old sweat and body oils from previous owner(s) saturated in the leather

Cleaned everything under the dash once I had it removed the first time, and sprayed Ozium odor eliminator into the insulation on the front bulkhead under the dash

Cleaned and scrubbed the entire length of the steel structure under the center console, (full of "mystery debris", dust, old coins, petrified food particles, etc.)

Replaced the ashtrays with new repro ones from Fiero Store


My car simply smells like new leather now, (from the Mr. Mikes seats).
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We all need Mr. Mike seats
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Mr. Mikes leather seats and my Jasmine air freshener....great combination....

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The interior of mine has the faint smell of antifreeze, recently replaced the heater core, mixed with somewhere around 100 different cardboard air fresheners used over the last 22 years...

The exterior smells like a Briggs&Stratton... need to do a tuneup
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Dakota Fiero:I have owned a 2 84's, 85Gt, 3 86'se's,1 88 coupe, and they all had that smell, even the 88 which was like brand new when I got it, only 60,000 miles, I have often wonderd what it was, and determind the one thing all my cars had in common was the same material on the seats, as I understand they no longer manufacture that stuff, wonder why?


If the fabric smells, check this out:



The darker areas on the panels' backsides are sweat stains from previous drivers.


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LOL... ewwww...
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Originally posted by carbon:

The interior of mine has the faint smell of antifreeze, recently replaced the heater core, mixed with somewhere around 100 different cardboard air fresheners used over the last 22 years...

The exterior smells like a Briggs&Stratton... need to do a tuneup


It is a Briggs
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Also, as our cars get older, I suspect that not many of them lead a sheltered life anymore. I still park my DD in my garage.

Parked outdoors, this will occur




Using a coat hanger


An inside shot before vacuuming


After vacuuming


Rotting debris may be what some incorrectly call a "Fiero smell".

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Thanks for the reminder, I know what I am doing tommorrow.....
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