Help! I went down to my local Honda dealer and bought a used 2006 Honda Civic. When I drove it I thought I smelled something funny, but it wasn't very strong. I thought it was a used car sitting around smell.
I was a sucker. It got worse and worse and I finally identified it as smoke smell in the cloth seats and the rest of the car's interior. It seems that it was owned by a heavy smoker for two years. It stinks and I'm getting headaches and upset stomachs. The dealership treated it with an ionizer that they said would clean out the smell. It didn't work.
I changed the cabin filter.
I thought I'd get the interior washed and detailed, but the detailer said it's very hard to get cigarette smoke smell out and there's a good chance that it won't work.
Any suggestions? I can't afford to sell and get another one. And smoke smells aren't covered by lemon laws.
I could really use some help on this one. Thanks in advance.