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Byron Bojangles III
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Alfred Morris is having his 1991 Mazda 626 refurbished



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Despite earning over $700,000 and establishing himself as one of the top running backs in the NFL last season, Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris has no plans to get rid of the 1991 Mazda 626 that he drove from Florida to Virginia for his first NFL training camp last summer.

“Actually, Mazda has her," Morris said from Redskins training camp on Thursday. "She’s getting refurb – Mazda is going to make her like new, like she came off the floor on ‘91. They actually just took it, so we’re going to switch cars while they’re doing it. They said it would take about 6–8 weeks to do it, but they’re going to totally refurbish it, so I’m happy about that… They’re just (refurbishing) it so that it can run for about 20 more years."


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TigerRantMan99
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re: Alfred Morris is having his 1991 Mazda 626 refurbished
awesome


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greenwave
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BCMCubs
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Awesome


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Peazey
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re: Alfred Morris is having his 1991 Mazda 626 refurbished
I really like this guy. It's refreshing to hear about an NFL player that gives all appearances of being a practical, down to Earth, regular guy.


The Sad Banana
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I really like this guy. It's refreshing to hear about an NFL player that gives all appearances of being a practical, down to Earth, regular guy.

Question. How much would it cost to get his 1991 Mazda 626 completely refurbished, considering that the car is almost 20 years old and the parts (I'm assuming) aren't readily available and thus (I'm assuming again) not cheap? Would it be cheaper (and more practical and down to earth) to just buy another Mazda?


Black n Gold
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re: Alfred Morris is having his 1991 Mazda 626 refurbished
I assumed Mazda was doing it at no cost to him.


bamafan425
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re: Alfred Morris is having his 1991 Mazda 626 refurbished
I'd refurbish my old '94 F150 flare side if I had the choice over a new car.


The Sad Banana
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I assumed Mazda was doing it at no cost to him.
Why would they do that?


St Augustine
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re: Alfred Morris is having his 1991 Mazda 626 refurbished
It can't be that much at all.

I hope this dude gets paid because you know he will take that 10-15M guaranteed and sethimself and his family ffor life with it.


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Black n Gold
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I'd refurbish my old '94 F150 flare side if I had the choice over a new car.


I would buy a refurbished '94 F150 over most new cars.


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mattz1122
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Why would they do that?



Advertising and publicity. We're talking about Mazda, aren't we?


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Black n Gold
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Why would they do that?


Publicity


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Black n Gold
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Why would they do that?


I doubt refurbing a car for the only NFL player that drives your brand won't hurt the bottom line.


mattz1122
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re: Alfred Morris is having his 1991 Mazda 626 refurbished
And they're essentially repaying him for the publicity of constantly talking about his 20-year-old Mazda that still works.


Black n Gold
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re: Alfred Morris is having his 1991 Mazda 626 refurbished
Morris may be the only player in NFL history to drive a Mada while receiving a NFL check.


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The Sad Banana
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re: Alfred Morris is having his 1991 Mazda 626 refurbished
I'm not saying they aren't doing it at no cost to him. But I am guessing that it would cost a lot.


mattz1122
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re: Alfred Morris is having his 1991 Mazda 626 refurbished
Even if it does, he's still choosing to drive a 1991 Mazda over a 2014 Mercedes. He isn't trying to flaunt his money or show off.


Black n Gold
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re: Alfred Morris is having his 1991 Mazda 626 refurbished
It's going to be a national scandal when someone discovers he has a garage full of Bentlys and Mercedes.


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The Sad Banana
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re: Alfred Morris is having his 1991 Mazda 626 refurbished
The point I was trying to make is that I'm wondering if completely refurbing his ancient car would be more expensive than just buying a new Benz. I have no idea, I was just wondering.
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