I frequently use the train to get to work – yeah, I’m a car guy, but the daily commute takes the fun out of driving, and that’s a quality I’d like to keep. So… it’s off to the train station several times a week – fortunately at my terminus is a pretty large park-and-ride lot that I can detour through to see what’s being used as daily beaters out here in the ‘burbs (I have a reverse commute – I live close to downtown and work in the suburbs).
Surprisingly, today’s featured car caught my eye – surprising because when you see a mid-90s hatchback, you expect color. In-your-face hues like magenta, teal and copper.
So for those philistines in the audience who are anti-skittles-colors, here’s an MX-3 in white. You’ll have to deal with the blob shape for now, but at least it doesn’t look like a kitchen appliance, right? Today’s MX-3 features that jewel of a V6 – you know the one that displaces just 1.8 liters? The smallest ever installed in a US mass market car? It also looks to be in pretty good condition with the exception of some easily-fixed front end damage.
Someday, I will own one of these – perhaps for autocrossing, doing time as a commuter or, like this one, in an anonymous parking lot somewhere. Or, even though I’m a hatchback enthusiast, I have a crazy idea to remove the hatch from one of these and turn it into the world’s most useless pickup – a MX-chero if you will. That’s of course after I win the lottery and have the spare greenbacks to build a 30-car garage to hold all the positively stupid vehicles I would buy.