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#1513: The Good Humor Kid

Original Air Date: 03.28.2015
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This week on The Best of Car Talk, Joanna's 16-year-old son is ready for his first car, and what could be better than a vintage ice cream truck, complete with a working freezer and music?! Should Joanna buy the truck, and thank her lucky stars her son didn’t ask for a Viper?
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