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Sell it! You won't be driving it and you sould like you want an NB anyway. 8 53.33%
Keep it! Its a "known known" in good shape and you like it. 7 46.67%
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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I've got a lightly modified NA w/ new tires that I won't be able to drive on a regular basis for probably 6 months total, 3 months away, 10-24 days at home, at least 2 months away, maybe more and then I should be able to have it again, but maybe not for all I know. I've probably put around 6K into it including the purchase price, including new tires about 2 months ago, which would kill me to practically give away.
My parents will drive it around now and then so I don't have to worry about anything that happens when cars aren't driven enough.
If I keep it I'll be paying insurance on a car I'm not driving, but not much, just basic coverage since I won't be around to drive it.

The problem is I don't think it has an LSD and I'm not going to have an easy time installing one. If I keep it I would have to make a lot of changes to make it what I want, but if I had an NB I wouldn't have to do so much, at least to the interior.
The car is a "known known", I know its in good shape and not in need of any major repair, which I can't completely guarantee if I get a different car.
When I am able to have a car I'd have significantly more saved up then I do now and I'd be able to get the NB that I really want (lowish miles '99 10AE or '01+ w/ Torsen & a 6 speed)

What says the gays?
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The gays say stick with that one AND THEN get a second Miata.

Which isn't a poll option. FIX DAT!
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If you keep it- Storage insurance is very cheap.
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Would you be able to get around conveniently for the 10 - 24+ days you are at home without a car of your own?
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dump the car you dont want.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:48 PM   #6
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The gays say stick with that one AND THEN get a second Miata.

Which isn't a poll option. FIX DAT!
Two cars will not be an option. If it was I'd probably get a Jeep and a miata anyway.

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If you keep it- Storage insurance is very cheap.
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Would you be able to get around conveniently for the 10 - 24+ days you are at home without a car of your own?
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I am in the same situation. I love my 92 NA but I will have to dump some time and money into it to get it where I want it in terms of power. It seems more time and cost effective to buy a miata that already has the bits I want on it and sell mine, but I am kind of in love with my mariner blue.

Do you like the look of the NB's more? If so then I think it is a win win to sell yours for the car you really want.
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why dont you know if torsen? It's an easy test.

I'll be on the north end of Woodlawn tomorrow evening/night...

Just sayin'
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There you go, Shear. Don't be a vagina, hook up with Foogy and get all the info you EVER WANTED TO KNOW about your car to make your decision!
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Keep it. The first chance you get call USAA for insurance. They're for military member and awesome. Also once military, always military to them. Very low hassle claims and they do a ton of other stuff. Enough about them. As soon as you get out of basic go home on recruiters assistance, get your car, and drive to your first base. Win. You will be foaming at the mouth for freedom and a car is what you need. Also if you can wait, don't get your home stuff TMO'd until you move off base. You only get one time to ship your household goods. Dorms are small and if it doesn't fit in the miata you probably don't need it. Buy a big TV. Wait.....aren't you going Marine? Enjoy sharing everything you own with roomates that don't give a ---- about your stuff. !NEVER! Leave your car keys alone around them. They may be friends, but they'll take it out and not tell you. Trust me.
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+1 for USAA. They are great.
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why dont you know if torsen? It's an easy test.

I'll be on the north end of Woodlawn tomorrow evening/night...

Just sayin'
I've got a delayed entry program thing to go to tomorrow in Columbus, if I'm back at a reasonable time I'll PM you.

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Keep it. The first chance you get call USAA for insurance. They're for military member and awesome. Also once military, always military to them. Very low hassle claims and they do a ton of other stuff. Enough about them. As soon as you get out of basic go home on recruiters assistance, get your car, and drive to your first base. Win. You will be foaming at the mouth for freedom and a car is what you need. Also if you can wait, don't get your home stuff TMO'd until you move off base. You only get one time to ship your household goods. Dorms are small and if it doesn't fit in the miata you probably don't need it. Buy a big TV. Wait.....aren't you going Marine? Enjoy sharing everything you own with roomates that don't give a ---- about your stuff. !NEVER! Leave your car keys alone around them. They may be friends, but they'll take it out and not tell you. Trust me.
I plan on getting USAA for my insurance and NavyFed. for my banking. I won't have an opportunity to drive the car except for the 10-24 days of leave & RA and after that I won't be allowed to have a car when I'm in MCT or my MOS school unless my MOS school is really long, which I don't think it will be. I've got a safe for my keys & other valuables, my brother told me stories about all the stuff that got stolen during bootcamp, he might have even had a dress blue belt stolen from him. I'm hoping the manual trans will confuse any would-be a-hole who wants to take my car for a joy ride. Maybe a fuel cut off switch too? Sad...

I've put the car up for sale on CL locally for a good price (good for me that is). If somebody buys it, then they do, if not thats ok too. If it does get sold then there is another car here I can drive while on RA as long as my bro doesn't take it when he gets to the fleet.
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Post your car on here too, Shear.
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Post your car on here too, Shear.
I am, but every time I try and put the add up it goes back to the "Post a car" screen without posting the add.
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I've got a delayed entry program thing to go to tomorrow in Columbus, if I'm back at a reasonable time I'll PM you.
LOL - I live in Columbus and going to cincy tomorrow for military - you live in cincy and going to columbus tomorrow for military - damn military always screws up everything!!

Where you going to be at in Columbus? I'll be at DSCC most of the day tomorrow.
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lol
I don't really know where we'll be, last time we where up there we just went to a high school to do our thing.
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Replacing a diff is not hard.
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Just use USAA for everything. Insurance, banking, renters insurance, home loans, ......investments. I use them for everything, but retirement investments. I had a guy before the military. If you find a cheaper place, REALLY check it out. Every claim I've had with them has been really easy, quick, and painless. Trust me Progressive and a few others screwed me. My cars seem to be magnets for accidents while they are parked and I'm nowhere around. USAA does some weird things too. Like no deductable high value insurance (wedding rings and guitars), house hunting in house, they even used my disability as income to help me get the '99s loan on the cheap. When i was in Italy working 18hr days I constantly forgot about my bill. Like 4months behind forgot and got cut off. I called them and they said no problem, I payed them for the next month, and they changed my account to not show a break in coverage, even backdated my coverage to when I was cut off. They said I never had an accident so who cares basically. Just went on like it never happened. Also FYI they're renters insurance is worldwide. IE: My stuff in my folks storage unit in CA., stuff in garage, or stuff on my porch is covered.




(I do not work for USAA, just a big fan. They do way more than anyone thinks they do)
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Keep it, and drive it when you get the opportunity to. During the 6 years i worked overseas, I only got to drive my miata 2 weeks every 6 months, and it was worth keeping. please keep in mind that i am drunk off my *** right now, and my view might be different if i was sober.
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Why sell a known, paid for and functional car just because you'll be going to boot camp and your A/B school or whatever you call it? When I enlisted I left my miata at my parents' place and when they closed down tech school training for a couple weeks because of christmas, I flew home and drove it the 1000 miles back to Keesler AFB.

Let me tell you, having a car while in tech school kept me from going insane. Otherwise you had to wait for a bus that came once an hour and stopped running at like 8pm or just hoof it off base if you wanted to go do something. ---- walking everywhere. Even got some autox in on the weekends. Also took advantage of the on base auto hobby shop and installed a bunch of stuff. $4/hr lifts and everything.

Also, USAA ftw.
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