Appreciation of classic cars is an essential part of the auto-entusiast mentality. Unfortunately, some would-be, should-be classics are rapidly becoming impossible to find. This is a tragedy that requires greater awareness: What really great cars are in danger of totally disappearing?
In its early-Nineties heyday, the Mazda MX-3 GS was at the forefront of the hot-hatch war, with friendly-alien looks and nimble moves and a glorious little V6 in place of the segment-standard inline-4. Today...well, a quick nationwide Cars.com search shows exactly eight MX-3s available, only two of which have the V6. This is a shame. We're not sure what happened here; they haven't been eaten up by the tuner/molester crowd, they had no major mechanical problems, but they're getting to be painfully rare. Nineties nostalgia is right around the corner; time to find them and let them see the sun again.
(QOTD is your chance to address the day's most pressing automotive questions and to experience the opinions of the insightful insiders, practicing pundits, and gleeful gearheads that make up the Jalopnik commentariat. If you've got a suggestion for a good Question of the Day, send an email to tips at jalopnik dot com.)
Photo Credit: Grant C