Wally has saved up $180 to buy a car. The one he has his eyes set on is through a boy about his age named Frank, that car which Lumpy, the "expert", says is a "bomb", and which Frank is selling for $220. Wally realizes that he is going to need the approval of his parents before he can buy it. He and Beaver are surprised at the nature of the resulting discussion with their father, who had long ago anticipated such a day and as such prepared himself for what he was going to say. Ward provides his approval on several conditions including having final say on the actual car. But in that discussion, Wally learns that he hadn't even considered all operating costs, the most important and largest component being insurance, which he learns is almost as expensive as the car itself. After discussion with June, Ward agrees to add his further support of chipping in for the insurance. Through the process of dealing with Frank and other car sellers, Wally learns a lesson in the art of buying and ... Written by
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[Wally is explaining why he should have his own car, and Beaver tries to help
Dad, I just thought of something. Sometime your car might break down on a Sunday.
Well, Beaver, I'll admit the possibility, but why is it so horrifying?
Well gee, Dad, don't you see? Then we couldn't get to church. You wouldn't want us to miss church, would ya?
Now, son, don't you think it's a little unfair to bring up the religious issue in this campaign?