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A couple of years ago I traded my older Benz for a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee...all because I moved to the mountains in the Vail Valley. The problem is I really hate, yes hate, the center console. There is no place to put my purse when I have a passenger or two. I end up having to put it in the back seat which makes no sense at all to me. Suggestion to ...
Hi there. I traded in my beloved Mercedes SLK230 3 years ago to buy a sedan when my son was about to be born. I can*t seem to recover from the trauma of surrendering my convertible, and I am considering buying an SLK again when my son and sole child has grown out of his convertible child seat. My understanding is that he will be able to have a simple ...
Dear Patty, I own (outright) a 2003 Ford Windstar with about 50,000 miles on it. My uncle wants to downsize his vehicle and give me outright his Toyota Sienna 2005 van with 80,000 miles on it. The major drawback to my van is the back seat weighs a ton and I am a single mom. It is practically impossible for my 9 year old daughter and I to load and unload ...
How do I get the odor of mildew out of my car? Somehow the carpet in the back seat and under the driver's seat got wet while it was parked for two weeks at the airport, and now you can smell it from a distance.
I want to get a nice used pick up truck that is good for females. I want in to be 2006 and up. Nothing to big ,but a back seat for my purse ad belongings and good on mileage. What are your suggestions? Female friendly pick up truck!

There is a small door in the back seat behind the rear center consol. I wanted to know what that part was called because I want to replace it. Thanks for your help!


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