How dirty is the inside of your car?

(77 Posts)
helenelisabeth Mon 18-Feb-08 21:01:03

I am ashamed of my car, it is fecking atrocious inside, banana skins, apple cores, bits of Greggs sausage roll grin, the list goes on...

Just wanted to know, do you fall into the above category or do you have your car valeted weekly?

chrissnow Tue 19-Feb-08 07:46:20

Oh dear. I'm also a slattern (car wise anyhow) - sticky congealed mass of haribo (mine not kids) Many many paintings (kids not mine) baby Annabel, inflatable sheriff hat, cool bag (i'm praying empty), very outgrown baby clothes, plastic recycling box, carrier bags, necklaces, welly boots, car park tickets, rice cakes, crisp packets. I wipe my feet when I get out!!! DH obsessively cleans his at weekends (and takes ages may I add - i think he does it to escape the kids and me) but he will not touch mine!

helenelisabeth Tue 19-Feb-08 10:05:06

After starting this thread I am going to be responsible and start clearing my car out as the mums at school (who sit there in their fecking spotless Range Rovers) are starting to keep their distance. grin At least my daughter can then arrive at school without a panty liner (mine, not used) hanging off the back of her coat.

charliecat Tue 19-Feb-08 10:06:14

I got a full black bag of rubbish out of my very small car the other dayblush

mine is shamefully messy and dirty too.

so much so that I'd left the rear door wide open all day last summer by accident. My neighbour came over to tell me and she was horrified that it looked as though it had been ransacked. I was so blush as I stood there with her not actually able to tell whether anything was missing, and embarrased to admit that it is always like that

It hasn't been hoovered for over a year and a half, and there is always crumbs and sweet wrappers (mine, not the DC's blush) and empty diet coke bottles, bits of power rangers and lego, and now baby hats and gloves, as well as the usual 20 CDs in broken cases and 20lbs of dirt, pebbles, sand, shells etc.

Jahan Tue 19-Feb-08 11:17:31

I am so glad I'm not the only one!
Mine is horrible. Food packaging and debris everywhere. Plus toy cars and lots of socks (ds1's comforters!).
Need to get a thorough steam clean done

CatIsSleepy Tue 19-Feb-08 11:20:03

oh it's a horrible horrible mess
very rarely gets cleaned inside (or outside for that matter)

titchy Tue 19-Feb-08 11:42:46

Mine's mingin - but no Gregg's leftover or Fruitshoots so it's OK (smuggrin)

BeMyV Tue 19-Feb-08 11:46:47

My car is a family legend. I bought my car brand new in 2001 for cash (those were the days...). I said I would change my car every three years, I said I would get it valeted every month and serviced every six.
None of the above.
My car stinks variously of wet dog, spilled juice or melted sweets. It is blessed by the 'kiss of Tesco's' (large yellow dent in the side caused by a pillar in their car park), you can't see the hubcaps for the mud, it's full of kids books all ripped and stomped on, 17 Bags for Life are slowly dying in there.
However, you can always find a wooly hat, an old scarf, a pound coin or a high-absorbency tampon when you're short.

OneHandedTypist Tue 19-Feb-08 11:49:51

Car is pretty good, actually. I hate mingin' cars, vacuumed every 10 journeys or so.
My house on the other hand...

juliax3 Tue 19-Feb-08 11:50:20

i don't have a car but my oldest friend has always had a filthy car, and her mother before her. she is convinced nobody has ever tried to steal it because of the scary inside. grin

Maidamess Tue 19-Feb-08 11:50:30

My car is like a biscuit tin on wheels. Appalling.

2littlemonkeys Tue 19-Feb-08 11:51:40

mine is disgusting, i promised my dh if i got a better car i would look after it lol, there is no room for your feet in the passenger side, and the seats need a really good scrub, i blame it on the council if they empted r bins more my wheely bin wouldnt be full all the time thus i could clean my car lol xx

Flum Tue 19-Feb-08 11:52:44

Minging my friend ( of Chelsea tractor, leather seats etc genre ) calls it a 'Wheelie bin'.

Her very precious and precocious DCs always make rude comments when they are in it.... which I object to but it always shames me into a trip to the Oracle where they do a mini valet for £15 it rocks.

WendyWeber Tue 19-Feb-08 17:38:23

I washed mine today <preen>

(Only the outside though blush)

KerryMum Wed 20-Feb-08 09:47:07

Right. I have to do mine today as going away for the weekend (chess thingie) and it's MANKY. I know it's going to start raining any day now...

Starbear Wed 20-Feb-08 21:24:04

There is a half eaten Chocolate Orange in the glove box. It was on the floor and I was eating bits of it but I have stopped now because I'm an adult. Lots of mud on the back seat as Ds climbs in . Raisins all over the place plus lots of wood mainly bark and branches. Various bits of clothing' DH sweet wrappers that Ds knows nothing about. Smelly sport kit and fudge from Devon 2006

katonggirl Sat 02-Feb-13 15:08:13

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sydlexic Sat 02-Feb-13 15:13:41

My car is spotless, DS has some strange car cleaning fetish, he is never that keen on cleaning the house.

lljkk Sat 02-Feb-13 15:16:19

ZOMBIE THREAD
I'm back up there in another name change.
Is KatonG trying to sell something?

DystopianReality Sat 02-Feb-13 15:18:54

I'd love a beautiful car, is it really only £45 to get it IMMACULATE? My house is OK but my car is disgusting; having said that, I have a rather inverted snobbery about people that have really clean cars ALL THE TIME!

DystopianReality Sat 02-Feb-13 15:21:00

Oh .. and the other thing... I really quite like people with dirty cars, much more than people with clean cars....

birdofthenorth Sat 02-Feb-13 15:25:14

I'd give my house a 3 out of 10 for cleanliness and my car no more than a 1/10! I do aspire to do better... but kids, dogs, reality, missing cleanliness chip...

fussychica Sat 02-Feb-13 15:28:01

Very. Always has been even when DS was little. A bit dusty sometimes, a few sweet wrappers and a bit of gravel on the mats but never worse than that.

I used to travel to work with someone who had a car so dirty I used to have to check the seat before I sat in incase I sat on something that might ruin my suit shock but I was so grateful for the lift I never batted an eyelid.

drmummmsy Sat 02-Feb-13 19:15:14

omg it's disgusting and has an awful odour

drmummmsy Sat 02-Feb-13 19:15:56

oh ffs this is ancient!

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