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Hi all,

Wondering if Aintree Green color truly has poor resale value or its a myth? I usually never sell my cars to private parties, just trade them in.

I found a 2016 RSS diesel with all the options I want, but it is the green color. I like that color as it is different and I think I had the same color on my VW Touareg when they first came out and loved it on that car.

I will be seeing this RRS this Friday. Just want to make sure this color is not too off by used makers consumers.
 

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I;ve certainly never heard that. Obviously coloured models have a more limited appeal than boring black or white. However the darker greens have always been well sought after through all the years.

Now I will say there are a few baby diaper filler light greens that have made their... impact in Land Rovers over the years. Those truely are hideous to most folks and have a hard time selling. Aintree Green is at the opposite end of the green popularity scale though. :lol:
 

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If you asked a LR dealer in the Los Angeles area they would probably tell you that white or black are the only colors people buy! I think the Aintreet Green goes well with the British DNA of the RRS and looks good on a large vehicle. I bought a non popular color too, Scotia Gray, and I'm really happy with it and have received several compliments on the color from guys. If you like the green you should buy it!
 

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I'd buy the car for you and not the next person. I really like Aintree Green and it would be on the top 4 of my list of colors, along with Loire Blue and Corris Grey, along with Firenze red of course.

I doubt the dealer would ding you down the road for the Aintree Green color, unless you mixed it with a Pimento interior or something :mrgreen:

In reality if you are choosing colors based on resale value the only choices are Santorini Black or Fuji White. It seems like 99% of Range Rovers I see on the street are one of those two colors.
 

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If you asked a LR dealer in the Los Angeles area they would probably tell you that white or black are the only colors people buy! I think the Aintreet Green goes well with the British DNA of the RRS and looks good on a large vehicle. I bought a non popular color too, Scotia Gray, and I'm really happy with it and have received several compliments on the color from guys. If you like the green you should buy it!
Well, it wasn't until one of the dealers in the north Dallas area said it to me. He said that the Red color is better than buying a green one from resale perspective.

I am hoping this color is like the one I had on one of my previous SUVs and I am all set. As some of the other folks have mentioned, I will worry about the resale when the time comes.

I really can't buy another white color car. We have two whites ones now. We have been called the family with the white cars. It's time to add some color.
 

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only when you select an individual color you can make your own statement, beeing the one he can afford a car how he wants it.
Indicidual as years ago are Landrovers not anymore, too many sales, so the color makes the thing.

I wanted Aintree and ordered it, but then iIwas in the impression in the sunlight it is a bit to "lemon" and I changed in the last minute.
This was a mistake and every time when I see my car, I want it in Aintree instead of Causeweay grey... ;-)

Go for it... ;-)
 

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I had a Giverney Green Range Rover before I bought my Sport and when I bought it (not from a LR dealer), they said it had sat on their lot for a while because of the color. When I traded in to my local LR dealer I thought it might sit for a while but it sold in 4 days!! So much for that theory. I really like the Aintree Green and wish I had had the choice when I bought my car in White.
 

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I found a 2016 RSS diesel with all the options I want, but it is the green color
I dunno, somehow the "but" makes it seem like you will be making a bit of a compromise.

The other thing is, at trade-in time, there are a lot of factors that affect the appraisal such as Mileage, Condition, Service History, Carfax etc etc. Yes, Color is one of them, but Aintree Green might be the Appraisers' favorite .

So in other words, a Green RRS with low mileage and in mint condition will be worth more than an identically aged and equipped one in a more supposedly "popular" Color with much higher mileage and has obviously been used to transport Farm Animals.

I really like Aintree by the way. It's a really nice variation of the traditional BRG. In fact, Jaguar actually call it British Racing Green.
 

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This is a pretty understated way of being unique ... I don't know how all those people in West LA find their Santorini and Fuji RR/RRS in a crowded parking lot ... the Valets must roll their eyes when the customer says "It's the black RR" `) ;-)
 

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I have to admit that I wished we had gone Aintree after choosing Carpathian and letting the last-change date pass us by. As to the original topic, who can say really what the impact on resale value will be. Find a buyer who wants green and there's nobody else around with one then you're made! The numbers certainly suggest that it's not the more popular choice, so both demand and supply will be low.
 

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Well I can tell you a dealer close to me sat on a Lorie Blue ATB for 9 months and ulitamately sold it a loss. Will you get beat up bad on aintree green? Probably not by more then 5k, which for me isn't enough that I wouldn't buy a color that I wanted due to resale. I've had dozens of dealers tell me no one buys anything except black and white. Of course we know that isn't true looking in any parking lot or city street.

A green diesel though, certainly going to be tougher sell then a black v6 in the USA.

I just saw a Halloween colored old body RRS, pumpkin orange with a black top. So there truly is a buyer out there for everything :)
 

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Congratulations

If you havnt owned a diesel before, you are in for a treat

In the long run the diesel will hold its value..US RR owners will soon figure this out
 

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An old thread, I know, but I do keep coming back to it...

I drive what you'd call a LR4, in Aintree green. I am trading it in for a new L405, also in Aintree.

While the deal on the new car is very good, it's slightly offset by a trade in value of about 10% under book trade in value. I've approached two LR specialist traders and neither of them are interested in even making me an offer, because it's green....

Who'd have thought that we'd wind up in an automotive landscape dominated by monochrome? Well, bollocks to them all! I won't be adding to the dullness and will continue adding a little (green) colour to my life :)
 
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