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This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tommy's 16-year old son Alex explains why it's in the entire family's best interests for him to own his own car. We may need your help deciding whether Alex is full of wisdom, or something we can't say on a family show.

Elsewhere, Nancy and her boyfriend are about to buy their first car together. He wants a vintage MG, but she's the one who'll have to keep it running, unless they find one with a sidecar for a mechanic.

Also, Marc learns two valuable lessons. First, never buy an old Peugeot. Second, never pay your mechanic before he finishes the job; and is Heather's plan to play a practical joke on her brother's car too realistic? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: August 8, 2015]

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