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Old 08-20-2011, 02:30 PM   #9241
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The auction ended at $3,200.
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Wait... You're jjakek? Just out of curiosity, did you know it was my car before you bid on it?
Yes, that's the reason I began bidding on it. I was a lot more excited before I realized it wasn't in FL anymore.
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:06 PM   #9243
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The auction ended at $3,200.
Somebody got a great deal.
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:14 PM   #9244
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That's an understatement.
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Wow. $3200 for a clean, well-maintained, 200 WHP turn-key NA.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:01 PM   #9246
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Yeah, I tried selling it last year as well, and it never hit the $4k reserve. I guess folks just don't want 18 year old Miatas anymore, regardless of what they look like or how well they run.

Ah, well. This clears up some much needed space. Time for the next project.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:40 PM   #9247
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No heart to just part it out? I daresay you could have gotten about the same amount had it been stock.
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The auction ended at $3,200.
Damn. I bought my totally stock 97' 5-6 months ago for $4,500. Good paint/body, 86K miles. I'd have offered a trade if I knew in advance that you where selling the car. Makes a nice DD.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:09 PM   #9249
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I wanted the car for the incredible crank trigger. That thing was beautiful. I actually read the entire thread on it. One of my "Must-Do" modifications in the future.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:24 PM   #9250
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No heart to just part it out? I daresay you could have gotten about the same amount had it been stock.
Too much work. Honestly, I have better things to do than dismantle the entire car and then make five trips a day to the UPS office for a month.


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Damn. I bought my totally stock 97' 5-6 months ago for $4,500. Good paint/body, 86K miles. I'd have offered a trade if I knew in advance that you where selling the car. Makes a nice DD.
I keep hearing stories like that, and yet I could never find anybody willing to pay a decent price for it. Even posted it here a couple of times.

And I honestly wouldn't have wanted to trade. The point was to decrease the number of Miatas that I have. The blue one is a fine daily driver. Needs work, but now I have space to give it.
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I think I'm joining the Air Force...yah serious.
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I think I'm joining the Air Force...yah serious.
Go all in, join the Marines.


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Spank you, but nah. Not useful for what I want to eventually do... IMO.
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Spank you, but nah. Not useful for what I want to eventually do... IMO.
What exactly do you want to do?
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Something that would help or aid my Engineering Major. I see the Air Force as a better suitor for it. I suppose you're in the Marines, is there anyone on the board from the AF?
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Too much work. Honestly, I have better things to do than dismantle the entire car and then make five trips a day to the UPS office for a month.
I sent you a PM.
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I wish I could have joined the Air Force, but they don't/didn't want me. It's the hardest branch to join, for sure.
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Something that would help or aid my Engineering Major. I see the Air Force as a better suitor for it. I suppose you're in the Marines, is there anyone on the board from the AF?
Air Force is in a hiring freeze. If you're serious start planning it now so you can get in a.s.a.p.

Pretty much any branch can support your mech engineering, especially the Army. When I was doing **** at UCF they were the main people I was in contact with.
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Something that would help or aid my Engineering Major. I see the Air Force as a better suitor for it. I suppose you're in the Marines, is there anyone on the board from the AF?
Just to be clear I'm not in the Marines yet, I'm a poolee awaiting shipment to boot camp. I signed up in May or June and I'm scheduled to to to Parris Island 02/06/12.

How much college do you have? If you have a 4 year degree or it's equivalent then you might qualify to go to Officer Candidacy School (or whatever the AF calls it). If your looking to take advantage of your major, I'd talk to a recruiter from all 4 branches, see what they have to say and then based on that do your own research. The Army and Navy are big and might have more opportunities for you to do something in the Engineering field due to their size. (See Army Army Corps of Engineers) Remember, just because it's the Army does not mean you'll be sent into a combat situation. The AF is pretty big too and I believe supports the Army in the way that the Navy Supports the Marine Corps. The MC is smaller then the other three (I believe there are a little less then 1/4 million Marines), but if they need people with your skill set then there would be opportunities in the Corps. If your looking to make a career out of the military then look into becoming an officer, and remember, you only live once so think about what you really want to do.
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Don't become an officer if you want to actually gain on the job experience. If you want to supervise and do admin stuff than go for officer.

Go enlisted, then Warrant if you want to become all knowing. But AF does not have Warrant officers so might as well go Army from the start. Better start research, can't make this decsion in a day.

I know there are a few AF and Army on the boards that can help. Make a thread.
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