Is it possible to remove cigarette odor from car

bluzdoctor
0

Asked by bluzdoctor Jul 27, 2013 at 12:16 AM about the 2001 Honda CR-V LX AWD

Question type: General

I am in the market for a used car, and found one in great condition and low miles, but the
original owner must've been a chain smoker as there is a yellow cast to all the interior
around the drivers area, and you can smell the odor from ten feet away when the
windows are down. The dealer hadn't yet cleaned/inspected the vehicle, but the manager
assured me they contract with a company that specializes in removing smoke odor from
vehicles, using cleaners and ion machines....can the smoking odors really be
eliminated???

3 Answers

Tom Demyan
88,075

They can, but maybe not 100%. The smell might go away for a little bit, but might come back slightly, say on a hot day, or when you have the AC or heat on. They don't clean under the seats and other small areas. If you don't like smoke, you won't be happy IMO. Find another car to purchase.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Racer_X
13,075

As a non-smoker myself, I would NEVER even consider buying a used car previously owned by a smoker. However, from what I've read, dealers can use ionizing machines and cleaners to get MOST of the smell out...The smell make still linger in the ventilation system, from the headliner and even the carpets. If you're ok with that, I would suggest using this as you negotiate price and get a LOWER price on the CR-V.

Tom Demyan
88,075

I recent test drove a car that the previous owner smoke cigars in the car and it was cleaned. I could smell it, it was horrible. The dealer said they would clean it again. I passed on it.

Your Answer

Related Questions

CR-V
Looking for a Used CR-V in your area?
CarGurus has 47,114 nationwide CR-V listings starting at $700.
ZIP:

Search Honda CR-V Questions

Honda CR-V Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 970
#2 saman2812
saman2812
Reputation 510
#3 PEng
PEng
Reputation 490
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota RAV4"
753 Great Deals out of 38,365 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord"
1,404 Great Deals out of 73,643 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic"
858 Great Deals out of 48,022 listings starting at $1,295
Used Subaru Forester"
234 Great Deals out of 23,924 listings starting at $1,895
Used Ford Escape"
1,670 Great Deals out of 58,752 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry"
2,068 Great Deals out of 73,893 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Highlander"
575 Great Deals out of 14,111 listings starting at $4,000
Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
495 Great Deals out of 22,911 listings starting at $2,300
Used Subaru Outback"
300 Great Deals out of 14,516 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,369 Great Deals out of 45,479 listings starting at $990

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Honda CR-V LX AWD For Sale
6,292 listings starting at $21,855
2013 Honda CR-V LX AWD For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 197 listings starting at $17,000
2012 Honda CR-V LX AWD For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 226 listings starting at $16,997
2011 Honda CR-V LX AWD For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 561 listings starting at $12,999
2010 Honda CR-V LX AWD For Sale
125 listings starting at $12,402