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#1515: Perennial Potholes

Original Air Date: 04.11.2015
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This week on The Best of Car Talk, the auto-confessional is open, as a former road crew worker explains how he made sure he’d always have a supply of potholes to repair every Spring; and Seminarian Matt seeks absolution for letting his Trooper leak oil all over his environmentalist landlord’s driveway.
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