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    Minuteman Update

    I saw mention on Facebook of Bernie replacing his miata with a vette. Personally I'm having trouble believing it, but I was curious what the heck is going on down there. Is Bernie still around? Did he seriously get rid of the miata? If so, where's the new ride?
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    Huh? This is the first I've heard of it but it doesn't sound like something he'd do, at least not "replace."

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    Re: Minuteman Update

    This was the post I saw:

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    I was thinking the same, especially after it seemed to finally be coming back together.
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    Whoa! That's weird. The only way Bernie wouldn't keep the Miata after modding it for ten years is if it got absolutely totaled. He knows my permanent regret over trading mine in so I just can't see him trading in his Miata for a Vette or Mustang. He hasn't posted here for a while so I have no idea. I have no phone service at the moment so I can't call.

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    Sometimes when a car you've poured so much time and effort is damaged like his was, it loses the appeal and starts to lose its lustre. Sometimes the appeal is in the chase to make it your own and once you reach the saturation point, it's no longer fun.

    I can understand the appeal of the Corvette and it is a car I monitor pricing on, the C5z06. I monitor a lot of cars for future ownership as projects and new challenges.

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    I saw the posts that he bought a Corvette and has his Miata for sale for $6800. I'm shocked that he didn't announce it here. As much as a Corvette appeals to me, I would rather have a higher hp Miata. I like the tiny car. My 200 whp is fun. 250 whp would be more fun but cost way too much. Don't have to worry about me drifting to the dark side.
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    I'm just waiting to find a briefcase full of money to get my C8.
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    Wow!!! Merry Christmas, Minuteman! Any picts or details about the Vette? I didn't even have time to budget for his Miata which I would gladly buy.


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    Re: Minuteman Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Morreale View Post
    I saw the posts that he bought a Corvette and has his Miata for sale for $6800. I'm shocked that he didn't announce it here. As much as a Corvette appeals to me, I would rather have a higher hp Miata. I like the tiny car. My 200 whp is fun. 250 whp would be more fun but cost way too much. Don't have to worry about me drifting to the dark side.
    Everyone's different for sure. My back was wrecked when I left the military. I loved my Miata but after the chassis stiffening and Boss Frog double-hoop roll bar, even that short drive to Ft DeSoto had me on pain killers afterward.

    I know Bernie wants to do some nation-exploring tours since his son is in Spokane. A Miata is the absolute worst car to do that with as he'd probably end up in traction in a Louisiana hospital. A C6 Corvette, on the other hand is like riding a Lazy-Boy at 80mph @ 2500RPM with hundreds of HP to spare and with a former Miata driver at the wheel, is just as nimble.

    For Minuteman, now battling small, Japanese sports cars:


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    How many miles did that miata have? Was he the original owner?


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