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IMPULSE BUY OF THE WEAK

Parked Car Hot Air Extractor

$34.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer (800) 543-3366

You say it gets so hot inside your car that your steering wheel looks like a Salvador Dali creation and your dashboard resembles a dried-up river bed? Well, you could park your car under a tree or move to Norway. Or you could get the Parked Car Hot Air Extractor. It's a solar-powered ventilator that pulls hot, stagnant air out of your car while it's closed up. It needs no wiring or batteries and simply fits over the upper edge of a car's window. The manufacturer says it's tamper-resistant so the car can be locked with the unit in place. It's more expensive than those cardboard windshield visors, but your friends will be impressed.

_ TOM ZUCCO, Times staff writer

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