For those with a 2000 or later Bonnie, where is your cabin air filter located at and how often do you change it? Last Sunday was the birth of our first child, a boy, named Jack. I was talking with a friend at my work and he showed me a brochure talking about how dirty the air is if you don't change the filter.
Mine just turned 30k. The filter looks not quite as bad as the engine air filter.
The aftermarket filters are a little pricey. I'm on my way to a hardware store for "washable" home air filter material. I can make 5 for half the price of 1 auto filter. Will look for one listed for pollen. 90% efficiency but that'* all hype really! Use to teach a class on air filters.
I'll let you guys know how it works out. I love to beat the system using my noggin'.