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Red Merle
 


Member Since: 30 Aug 2014
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In defence of Aintree Green

Having had two dealers turn me down for the purchase of my existing car on the basis of its colour, I thought it was time to redress the balance a little! Razz

https://www.cars.com/articles/2014/08/all-...-be-green/



So, the next time you order another grey car, give a thought for the classic Land Rover colours too!! Very Happy
 Three very nice FL2โ€™s and two superb Discoโ€™s to date ๐Ÿ‘
Now, with them both out of production, Iโ€™ve defected to the Footballer / Drug Barron camp, with a L405 FFRR.

 


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Post #185267731st Aug 2017 7:14 am
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Charliecloud
 


Member Since: 31 Jul 2014
Location: Tonbridge
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Aintree Green is a great colour, sadly V8s were only available in Tonga Sad

So I'm a Grey man in more ways than one. Laughing
  
Post #185268331st Aug 2017 7:34 am
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HughMartin
 


Member Since: 30 Mar 2008
Location: Aberdeenshire
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Scotland 2012 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 XS Auto Aintree GreenDiscovery 4

My D4 is Aintree Green ๐Ÿ™

I didn't know it was an unpopular colour.
  
Post #185268531st Aug 2017 7:41 am
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Buckster
 


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I love Aintree Green, i see a fair few here in the Hampshire countryside Thumbs Up
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Post #185268931st Aug 2017 7:51 am
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Red Merle
 


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I wouldn't say it's unpopular, more specialist. If a dealer wants a quick and easy sale, they'll buy a grey one.
 Three very nice FL2โ€™s and two superb Discoโ€™s to date ๐Ÿ‘
Now, with them both out of production, Iโ€™ve defected to the Footballer / Drug Barron camp, with a L405 FFRR.

 
 
Post #185269131st Aug 2017 8:02 am
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EMcC
 


Member Since: 10 Jul 2015
Location: Durrington
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England 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 SE Tech Auto Aintree GreenDiscovery 4

Mine's Aintree green but when it is in the sun or in other lights it looks black with speckles !!
  
Post #185269431st Aug 2017 8:18 am
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TigerRecovery
 


Member Since: 31 May 2017
Location: Rugby
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United Kingdom 2013 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Orkney GreyDiscovery 4

My wife's DS is Aintree Green with the black pack and it looks fantastic, in direct sunlight, it's got blue, green and purple flecks. Everyone who's seen it loves the colour.

My D4 however is Orkney Grey but I would have loved an Aintree green with black interior, but they only came with cream.
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Post #185269731st Aug 2017 8:23 am
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Waldorf
 


Member Since: 09 Jan 2014
Location: Aalter
Posts: 27

Belgium 2014 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 S Auto Aintree GreenDiscovery 4

My D4 is Aintree Green, and I love that colour.
  
Post #185270431st Aug 2017 8:50 am
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lespes
 


Member Since: 17 Sep 2009
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Guernsey 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

Dealers just don't like Green.

My last one Marmais Teal was a great colour, though a little bluer in colour.

Had many comments on what a great colour and unusual, but dealer px prices were stupid.

Bottom book if that and condition mileage was excellent.

When it did go was sold within a week at dealer, though was priced about 2k under what a grey or black one would of been.

Lesson learnt next one BLACK Laughing

Still prefer green though Thumbs Up
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Post #185271731st Aug 2017 9:19 am
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mark the spark
 


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2014 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XXV LE Auto Causeway GreyDiscovery 4

i love the colour TBH its got classic appeal Thumbs Up
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Post #185271931st Aug 2017 9:22 am
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Discovery-Dave
 


Member Since: 27 May 2015
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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 GS Auto Galway GreenDiscovery 4

Mines Galway Green (I believe) and obviously slightly biased but think it's the best colour for the D4.....

I personally would choose a green Disco over a grey, silver or black one but understand the appeal of the quick sale by the dealers.
  
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DSL
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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

To go against the flow, I like Tonga but not Aintree Green. Whistle
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad

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Post #185274931st Aug 2017 11:09 am
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Red Merle
 


Member Since: 30 Aug 2014
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I like Aintree Green (but you've probably guessed that!), but my favourite is still Kosrae Green, from my first Land Rover. Although it was 6 cars ago, an ex BMW owning (he's much better now, thanks for asking Wink ) colleague of mine still owns it and it doesn't do to park mine too close by Rolling Eyes
 Three very nice FL2โ€™s and two superb Discoโ€™s to date ๐Ÿ‘
Now, with them both out of production, Iโ€™ve defected to the Footballer / Drug Barron camp, with a L405 FFRR.

 
 
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Mother Superior
 


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United Kingdom 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Fuji WhiteDiscovery 4

My sport was Aintree green.....very cheeky
 He's got a brand new car.
Looks like a Jaguar.
It's got leather seats.
It's got a CD player. 
 
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Charliecloud
 


Member Since: 31 Jul 2014
Location: Tonbridge
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

My grandmother - bless her, used to say that 'Green' was a unlucky colour for a car !

Anyone know the origins of this, or was it just in my family Rolling Eyes
  
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