Well folks, I appreciate all the kind and supportive words. However, in the end, enhanced safety features, and a working A/C won out. I bought my son a real nice 2001 Mercury Marquise with just 148K. My loved old Caprice is now, regrettably. "for sale".

http://beaumont.craigslist.org/cto/4493735951.html

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