Thanks all, for the info on trunk lifts:
Brand and Part Number:Sachs SG359005
I went to my local Pep Boys Jan 2005, and they had/have 3 of these on their rack. I could not believe that this was the true replacement, so I bought only ONE strut.
It fit perfectly!! And with just one replacement strut, the trunk lid stays up without any danger of flopping back closed. I did not buy the second strut because I am happy with the results as-is.
Also, the Olympic Auto Parts Stores can order the same thing, but I wanted to actually see and touch the strut, to be sure it was at least the same size..
If you go to:
and enter the part number SG359005 , you will get:
You can order them DIRECTLY on-line from this web site, so it doesn't matter that you are in Williamsburg Virginia!!!!