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has anyone picked up theirs yet? theres a few people reporting a very weird smell coming from the car. they say it smells like a deli inside the interior of the car. one dealership even acknowledges that there is a problem and says that most dealers know about already. apparently it has something to do with the headliner of the car. so anyone that already picked up there's can you verify if this is the case with all of the cars or just a select few.
 

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With the car being made in Germany, it does not appear unusual to me that it would have the odor of a deli, as long as it comes with a pickle.
I understand shipments to the US and Canada have been delayed until the headliners can be replaced. Yum Yum.
 

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I wouldn't take delivery of my car if it smelled like that. Its really weird though that it would smell like that. Probably something to do with the adhesive they used in headliner?
 

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You would expect a new car to still have that new car smell... Smells like a deli? so they didnt cure the leather interior enough?
that could be a possibility. but they said the smell is coming from the headliner. the headliner on the buick isnt leather if i remember correctly. the rest of the interior is leather though.
 

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that could be a possibility. but they said the smell is coming from the headliner. the headliner on the buick isnt leather if i remember correctly. the rest of the interior is leather though.
You are probably correct so its likely an issue with the adhesive. My partner is German, I shared this thread with her and she thought it was hillarous :D Asked if this was the tool kit that came with the car.

http://www.etoyoc.com/images/german-sausage.jpg
 

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I am a third generation Canadian of German heritage and would love to be able to buy a German sausage sampler kit as shown.

I purchased a new Regal today. No interior odors!
 

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I am a third generation Canadian of German heritage and would love to be able to buy a German sausage sampler kit as shown.

I purchased a new Regal today. No interior odors!
thats good news. at least that means that they were able to remedy the smell on the most recent batch of cars.
 

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I purchased a new Regal today. No interior odors![/QUOTE]

My new Regal is my 25th new car and I am very impressed. I think anyone that drives it, regardless of age, will love it.

My only peeve is that the exterior mirrors are not wide enough and do not provide a sufficient field of view when used to monitor blind spots. This is something I can live with.

Perhaps Europeans do not use outside mirrors to check blind spots.
 

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Oh they use the mirrors. I am quite surprised at your mirror complaint. From what I have experienced they work fine. The deli smell was actually apparently from the adhesive they were using. First Liverwurst, then this!

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I understand the oddly shaped outside mirrors will be corrected when production commences in Oshawa in November. Also, the fender lamps will be relocated to the mirrors as puddle lamps.

After driving about 700 KM, I am getting used to the narrow outside mirrors and does not present a problem. The car is still fantastic.

According to my experience, about 90% of drivers have their outside mirrors incorrectly set to focus directly behind the car, the same as the inside mirror, and defeats the whole purpose of having outside mirrors. When they are set this way the narrow mirrors are not an issue.
 

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Yeah, I haven't had any problems with the mirrors. To each his own I suppose, and driving position, height and other factors affect the usage of them as well.
 

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mirrors will just need getting used too. on one of my cars i have it setup for the track so i have very small carbon fiber mirrors on them. theyre about 2.5 inch wide and 1 inch high. very little visibility but once you get used to it you should be fine.
 

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mirrors will just need getting used too. on one of my cars i have it setup for the track so i have very small carbon fiber mirrors on them. theyre about 2.5 inch wide and 1 inch high. very little visibility but once you get used to it you should be fine.
What kind of car is it?
 
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