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."
quote: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?
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.