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Welcoming Ranger number 3!

I just bought my third Ranger! I'm super excited >.< It is a 99 Reg Cab side step. It has 195k miles on it. I know it is a ton, but the truck runs like it is bran new. I'm buying it from the only owner, an older guy who used it to get to work. Said he never took it over 3.5k rpms... It is an auto with a 2.5L. Only down side of everything is, I could tell he smoked in it all the time. So I'm going to have to get that taken care of some how. Any tips?

Here is the only picture I have of it now. I'm picking it up on the 22nd.
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I just bought an '05 Colorado that had been smoked in a fair bit. A good cleaning goes a long way! I left the windows down as much as possible to let it air out and then threw in an air freshener or two. It's hard to tell now that it was smoked in! Not sure if they still do, but Meguiar's used to make a good product called Odor Eliminator that worked pretty well!
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Thanks for the ideas. At first I am thinking of just dumping a whole bottle of febreze in it and put the windows down and drive down the freeway. Oh I need to buy stickers so I can welcome her to the family the day I pick her up!
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looks nice. That's what sucks about cigaret smoke. Even if you eliminate it of cover it up good, the time you leave it parked for a few days then come back and open the door you can smell it all over again. :-(

I'd start out by doing a really great interior detail. Shampoo all the fabric. (Maybe more then once.) Including the overhead. I'm not sure how easy it would be to do a mild wash on that? Either way just go from there.
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Just bought my first Ford Ranger today. Brand new 2011 XLT. So far I Love it. Can't wait to mod it!
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Nice! How much did you get it for? I need a little commuter car/truck as my new job is farther away.
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$2200! Got it from my cousin's friend. He gave me a sweet deal because he is retiring and moving to FL. He bought a new jeep and has no need for it anymore. The truck KB's for about 4k :)
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a box of baking soda and a large vanilla candle left overnight will pull most of the smoke smell out. tip from the queen of clean
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Ozone machine.
I'm going through the same problem. Long time smoker. Pretty much quit. Truck still reeks.
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Just brought her home today! She might be a 98 with 195k miles, but she drives like brand new!



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Lookin good!
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A serious deep clean and then an ozone treatment did the trick for my my old Ranger.
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Are you selling the white one?
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Are you selling the white one?
No! I could never :( It threw a rod last week. So I'm going to rebuild it with my Grandfather. Going to make it into a DD. Then this new black one with be my toy truck!
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Damn, if you find any good deals let me know. I'm looking for another vehicle.
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I'll keep an eye out. I would think about selling the white one if it didn't have so many problems. My Ex thrashed the hell out of it.
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If the price is right.
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