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#1518: How To Ruin a Mid-Life Crisis

Original Air Date: 05.02.2015
This week on The Best of Car Talk, John dove head first into his mid-life crisis by buying a Miata. Then, he started obsessing over how best to preserve its soft top. Can Tom and Ray rescue John from his mid-life crisis crisis?
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