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      05-31-2008, 09:03 AM   #45
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      06-01-2008, 08:19 PM   #46
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Any update??

I had the same thing... it was the Automatic transmission. It was giving off a bad smell during the break in. Went away after about 150 miles.
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      06-01-2008, 08:25 PM   #47
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Maybe he paid too much...that would make anyone sick.
Ooo I've come down with a case of that before

Edit: this post made me laugh.
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      06-10-2008, 08:37 AM   #48
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Seriously, my 1er makes my GF sick - nauseous. It might have something to do with the acceleration pushin her into the seat.
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      06-11-2008, 03:26 AM   #49
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10 weeks later the car has pretty much gassed-out, the interior no longer strongly reeks chemicals, it still smells of 'new car' though not enough to put you off.
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      06-12-2008, 06:08 AM   #50
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In all seriousness, the first time i read this post i didn't think much of it, interesting at best...UNTIL i picked up my car at the performance center. After driving around there car all day i was fine....when i took delivery of mine, i kid you not, within about 20 minutes of drivin i start getting this big dull headache and it would NOT go away. I only drove about 4 hours that first night but it reminded me of this post. Needless to say i think i drove the next 500 miles with the windows down and i was fine haha. The car is good now but i think there is def some truth in this post!
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      07-30-2008, 10:41 PM   #51
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Just saw this today, kinda freaky how toxic some of this stuff is. 128 vert is right on the top of the list :-( My civic gave me headaches all the time though, i think some of the headaches and other symptoms might be explained by being in a cramped area with lots of motion, loud music and/or road noise(in my civic).
http://www.healthycar.org/press.releases.php

Looks like someone beat me to the punch here: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13407
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      07-30-2008, 11:00 PM   #52
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I say have a cup of concrete and harden the f up
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      07-31-2008, 02:22 AM   #53
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I love the new car smell and can't get enough of it. I keep my windows shut hoping it will last longer.
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      09-02-2008, 03:11 PM   #54
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I love the new car smell and can't get enough of it.
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      09-02-2008, 10:27 PM   #55
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My g/f says she always gets sick from sitting in cars with the "new car smell". Some people are just sensitive, shes going to be gutted when my 1 arrives!
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      09-14-2008, 10:19 PM   #56
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My wife got so intensely lightheaded and disoriented that she had me pull over for a minute today...however she attributed it to the navigation system; she was entering an address into the Nav at the time. Probably not related but possibly.
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      09-15-2008, 09:44 AM   #57
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The first month with the car, I had to stop off on my way home for some coffee. I felt awful, windows had to be down even on the hottest of days.
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      10-24-2008, 12:37 PM   #58
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Out of curiosity, do you guys feeling sick have leather or leatherette seats? I wonder if the man-made material vs. leather makes a difference.
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      10-24-2008, 07:08 PM   #59
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When we went shopping for our 1 series, we test drove a 128i with leatherette. My wife felt sick on the test drive, but we figured it was my aggressive driving. A few days later we sat in another 128i with leatherette, and the same nausea returned. In the end, we bough a car with Boston leather, and so far she has not felt sick or nauseous once.

My vote is that your GF has a sensitivity to the synthetic material used in the leatherette - assuming your car isn't leather.
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      10-25-2008, 01:17 AM   #61
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When we went shopping for our 1 series, we test drove a 128i with leatherette. My wife felt sick on the test drive, but we figured it was my aggressive driving. A few days later we sat in another 128i with leatherette, and the same nausea returned. In the end, we bough a car with Boston leather, and so far she has not felt sick or nauseous once.

My vote is that your GF has a sensitivity to the synthetic material used in the leatherette - assuming your car isn't leather.
leatherette is made from PVC which contains lead, a chemical known to cause cancer

http://www.calprop65.com/pvc.html

"Leatherette is a form of artificial leather, usually made by covering a fabric base with plastic. The fabric can be made of a natural or a synthetic fibre which is then covered with a soft PVC layer." (from wikipedia)

There is a general purpose warning on page 6 of the manual, but it doesn't say exactly what parts of the interior are effected.

The 128 CNN tested probably had the leatherette.
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