In 1993, I took delivery on this little beauty, the Eagle Summit Wagon. My friends immediately dubbed it "The MirthMobile" and I had no problem with that. I eventually got a MIRTH license plate, and registered MirthMobile.com in 1998.
In 2001, the blue PT Cruiser took the Summit's place and got just a little Mirth-ier. The little guy made it to PA when I moved in 2008.
The 2006 Toyota Rav4 took over on New Years Eve 2009. This version had 4-wheel drive and an awesome sound system. One day it started making an awful noise. I got it checked out and they couldn't find anything. Then it got worse. They couldn't find the cause and suggested I drive it until it got really bad. I disagreed.
Rather than let it fail, I traded it on New Years Eve, 2011 for this mid-life crisis. A 2000 Mercedes hard-top convertible. It was really fun to drive until I realized that it really wasn't "me" - and had no back seat - AND couldn't fit my bass amp in the trunk. Back to the dealer it went.
I drove away with the exact opposite two days later. This 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid was the nerdiest of the MirthMobiles. I contemplated painting it blue until I took a road trip. My butt hurt. I'm sorry, but it did. It wasn't my back, it was my butt, and it hurt. I took it back.
And then the 2012 Nissan Juke. It's a good fit. It's fun to drive. It's mirthy. It's the end result of 4 cars in 8 days. How's that?
- Rav4 12/31
- Mercedes 12/31
- Honda 1/2
- Juke 1/6
But now you're saying, Brian, what's so good about 4 cars in 8 days? I'm so glad you asked.
2) First of all - the trades from Rav4 to Honda were even trades. I came out ahead on the Mecedes and back where I started with the Honda. Trading that up to the Juke did increase my debt, but not by much - AND - I'm getting a refund on the extended warranty so it's even less. I don't like debt, but I feel OK with this.
3) Second - I can say that I owned a Mercedes convertible once. Ok... that's pretty vain, but I'm going with it.
1) Finally, I'm back in a real MirthMobile. The Honda? - no. The Mercedes? - not really. Even the Rav4 was not so mirthy. The Juke... well... the name says it.
Now... should I get the flames magnet?
Anyone want to give me the $35?
v. To deceive or outmaneuver (a defending opponent) by a feint; fake.
n. A feint or fake.
[Middle English jowken, to bend in a supple way.]