Last Call: That Certain Hue Edition

So timeless is the design of the Porsche 901 that it’s pretty tough to make it look bad. Still, this hue—which looks like a shade you might discover when transitioning an infant to solid food during summer—is trying its best to do just so. What do you think about it, yay, or nay?
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  1. JeffreyDuddles Avatar

    So I have always driven older cheap cars (sub $2000) and have been pretty lucky. I’ve never been stranded or had catastrophic failures. I recently was able to step up in price range and spent $6000 on a used van (95 E350 with 56K miles). I’ve had it for about two months now and put over 1000 miles on it with no issue. Yesterday it wouldn’t start while I was parked at the corner market and I had to have it towed to my mechanic. I’ve been driving since 1976 and have never had to call a tow truck due to mechanical failure (recovery for hoon related shenanigans not included). Still waiting to hear what the problem is.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      The last time around I was shopping for a car, I was looking to do it proper. The actual amounts don’t matter, just the relative value, so I’ll keep it in my currency. I had bought two ancient Volvos and lived well (!) with them for 10000 and 8000 NOK respectively. Then I intended to grow up, bought a Citroën for 26000 that was a total failure, and I sold it again two weeks later for 42000. Since our first born was about to pop out, I reflexively bought a Volvo 240 again for 19000 or so which wasn’t a hit. Switched for a 15000 NOK Nissan Primera two years later. When that car failed tech inspection spectacularly (driving ban), it was time to invest – or so I thought.
      We figured we can spend a nice and even 100000 NOK on a car. But what I was looking at…boy. Cars that were burning so much oil, their main use was for smoke screens. Unrepaired water leaks around windows. Massive rust patches that had been untreated for too long – mostly under the cars. Desperate owners with car loans worth 300k on an 80k car. All this crap just looked like the 20k cars I was used to, just that it was made a little later in the 2000’s. That was a huge revelation for me!
      So I took a step back and figured I just choose exactly what fits us as a family in the moment, being less fixated on the price segment. Right after my wife rejected that choice of a Volvo 264 TE seven seater limousine, I started haggling for a 79k Honda that was mine for 55k+ new tires two months later.

      1. gerberbaby Avatar

        So it looks like it may be time to replace my wife’s MDX. She’s thinking xc90, I also wanna check out an old X5. either way, I’m spending $6k or about 10% of new on something that’s only half used up

        1. Sjalabais Avatar

          What model year and engine do you get for that kind of money? I’ve never liked the X5 too much because I think it’s a messy design – and owners like to underline the elephantous looks by purchasing way too wide rubber. The XC90 needs a thorough pre purchase inspection, too.

    2. 0A5599 Avatar

      Not cranking, or cranking without catching?

      1. JeffreyDuddles Avatar

        Cranking, no catching (had fuel in tank). Had previously started on first few seconds of cranking every time.

      2. JeffreyDuddles Avatar

        Just got the call: Fuel pump sending unit in tank is out. 3 hours labor and parts: $1100. I’m pretty pissed off that my new dream rig crapped out on me in less than a few months!

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  3. Alff Avatar

    I say yay. I’m just old enough to remember this as a factory color. I’m prepared to offer up a gas-filled dissertation as to why colors such as this were well suited to Porsche buyers of the day and a sappy lament about the loss of distinctive colors in the collective color palette of contemporary automakers but since I’m not a mainstream automotive journalist I’ll save you the pain of reading it.
    So, yay. I’ll drive it 8 days a week.

  4. Alff Avatar

    Things that make you go hmm…

  5. Manxman Avatar

    I seem to recall this color being on a lot of cars including Pintos, Opel’s, MGs, Mavericks (did Ford buy stock in this color?) – maybe not the exact Porsche shade but close enough to make me avoid it. I suggest we do a thread of all the cars of this time period that offered this color as an option.

  6. Bradley Brownell Avatar
    Bradley Brownell

    I dig that color. But then again, I would.

  7. ConstantReader Avatar

    Nay. I still spot Jeeps with what I call Projectile Vomit Green ala The Exorcist on them. Yeeecchhh!