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Old 12-26-2010, 12:27 PM
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I wouldn't be too concerned about resale value. When you take a hard look at what's been happening to the used car market in general, especially the upper end sports cars, Porsche 993's have done extremely well in holding their value, especially compared to their 996 and 997 bretheren. Color, like body styles, is a subjective thing, very much akin to what makes us guys attracted to certain women. Buy what you like, not what you think the next owner will like.
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:28 PM
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I love Arena Red, and I am NOT usually a "burgundy" guy. Something about the sparkle of Arena Red in the sun is just awesome.
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:01 PM
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Arena Red rocks! I almost bought one of those myself.
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:18 PM
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One of the best colors for a 993. Had a 97 C2S in this color and it never failed to draw compliments.
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:49 PM
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Fantastic color, especially on the 993.
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:53 PM
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Ditto to everything said so far. It truly is a beautiful color! Too bad most have the cashmere or grey interior though!
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Originally Posted by ginch View Post
Ditto to everything said so far. It truly is a beautiful color! Too bad most have the cashmere or grey interior though!
I didn't initially want cashmere but settled...but all said and done I love it and think it is a great match with AR. Especially since there is a lot of black trim it doesnt look like someone at the factory "painted the whole interior beige" with a spraygun.

doesn't hurt that I have Hardback Sportseats either

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Old 12-26-2010, 03:43 PM
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I laughed a little when I read the post as Arena Red is a very desirable color. That said, I don't recommend buying a car in a color you don't like.
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:08 PM
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I think the 993 TT in Arena Red on all those ads in the mid 90's is what made me fall in love with Porsche's.
That being said i would never get a red or burgundy car.
If it were for me i would not choose that colour. Just personal preference.
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:34 PM
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Arena Red Metallic's my favorite 993 color (Slate Gray next). Every time I see it on a real-life 993 I want to become a professional Porsche photographer. Gorgeous on 993s' curves!

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Old 12-26-2010, 06:40 PM
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OK, pile on! I too love the color-it was one of my shortlist when I was looking.
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by tjangi View Post

There is no such thing as a "bad" color for a 993
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That's subject to debate given the metallic gold and metallic pink 993 that I'm sure "Curve Lover" has images of stored on a hard-drive somewhere...
Russ-- I'll try to 'scour my archives' but, in the meantime, can you give me a picture of what I'm looking for?

Even army green / olive drab has admirers, when put on a 993.
For pictures of that & MUCH more, check out the always-entertaining & always evolving "Laugh or cry: puke green & other oddities PHOTO THREAD"
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I love this one.
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Maybe they're checking out Marcus B's matte-finish carbon fiber interior?



A nod to the olive drab Turbo on this thread's first page...

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Old 12-26-2010, 07:07 PM
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This is turning into a "color thread". (I love color threads!)
May I just say that I love my AR (again) but now I am considering a re-do...I like the "flat-olive/drab" alot! Someone said earlier, there is a girl for everyone. I must agree.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:25 PM
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I kinda like the colour:

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Old 12-26-2010, 08:27 PM
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Arena Red? I've owned two of them. Love the color.
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