Alpine A110 owners

Alpine A110 owners

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WakeFlakes

64 posts

28 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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Not sure why it would be so cheap. Option choices? Doesn’t look as though it has a sports exhaust.

Seller info is Iain_Litchfield, based in Tewkesbury. So it could be a car used by Litchfield to tweak tuning changes on? No idea, but either way seems like a bargain.


That black premiere edition sold pretty quickly as well

Edited by WakeFlakes on Friday 6th November 12:37

Venisonpie

1,224 posts

43 months

Friday 6th November 2020
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Last week there were 7 below 50k on Autotrader, today there are 4. Total for sale is quite a bit less too.

iKenndac

31 posts

175 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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I've just been quoted the equivalent of £570 + VAT for the first year's service… which seems rather steep! eek

springfan62

518 posts

37 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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I think I have been paying £325 at Manchester for annual service.


jcuthell

159 posts

68 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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springfan62 said:
I think I have been paying £325 at Manchester for annual service.
I paid £380 1st year at St Albans and £325 second year

iKenndac

31 posts

175 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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Thanks for the data, folks. Does that include parts and fluids?

bcr5784

5,241 posts

106 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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iKenndac said:
I've just been quoted the equivalent of £570 + VAT for the first year's service… which seems rather steep! eek
That's a lot higher than anyone else has quoted. I'd try some other dealers - around £400 inc VAT has been quoted, I paid 424.. Even if they are further than you want to travel, it gives you something to negotiate with.

iKenndac

31 posts

175 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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bcr5784 said:
I'd try some other dealers - around £400 inc VAT has been quoted, I paid 424..
The next-closest dealer from here in in Germany tongue out

I have a nice relationship with the mechanic here, so I'm trying to formulate a "this is completely ludicrous" argument without coming across as, you know, "that customer". These price quotes are helping!

Sporky

813 posts

25 months

Friday 13th November 2020
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Mine was £329 including VAT for the first service.

bcr5784

5,241 posts

106 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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As a matter of interest did you guys get a courtesy car - I did but I did need to pursuade them that an Alpine was more appropriate than a Dacia/

Sporky

813 posts

25 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Mine was in July, so they were only doing while-you-wait at Winchester. There's a nature reserve nearby, and it was a lovely day, so I went for a walk and took a book with me.

Venisonpie

1,224 posts

43 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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bcr5784 said:
As a matter of interest did you guys get a courtesy car - I did but I did need to pursuade them that an Alpine was more appropriate than a Dacia/
Quite. Was this Acton?

bcr5784

5,241 posts

106 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Venisonpie said:
Quite. Was this Acton?
West London. That aside they are very good - the mechanic is on the ball and very enthusiastic, so that is a big plus.

Franzino

341 posts

121 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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bcr5784 said:
If you are after lap times I'm sure it be would better if it was more "tied down". If you just want fun even on track it still takes some beating.
True; if you are after lap times there are certainly better cars then the A110 and it also depends which track you drive it. If you want a A110 mainly for track get the A110S or modify/change the suspension of the normal A110. We use the A110 Légende as the daily driver of my girlfriend and as a weekend fun car that can also do the occasional trackday. In standard form; the suspension is not the greatest on high speeds tracks (in my opinion), so ours got different springs & different alignement...it's hughe fun on track even when the track (Nürburgring) is cold and not fully dry.






WakeFlakes

64 posts

28 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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squirdan said:
was anyone keeping an eye on the car that just sold on Collecting Cars?

Grey Legend with 1000 miles. £40k plus 6pc buyers premium

seemed v cheap to me...what am I missing? The retro wheels and brown leather a bit specialist?

thinking of getting one. Completely different but similar conceptually to my old R26R. French / different / interesting / breathes with the road
That same car now looks to be on sale with Alpine Winchester for £47,995.

K800 RUM

208 posts

153 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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Nice vid from the Ring Franzino, well driven.

K800 RUM

208 posts

153 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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Engine question, how are the cams driven on this Renault engine? If belt driven what are the service intervals & can it be replaced in situ?

Simon Owen

357 posts

95 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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Interested to hear views from S owners and how stiff the car is and how they deal with UK blacktop ?

The used market is tricky at the moment and a few nice spec S’s out there.

My gut says non S but the original EVO review sounds pretty compelling !! Is it really that bad or is it just ‘compared’ to the non S Alpine ?

Trying to test drive one but struggling due to lock down !!!!

I wonder if you can go ‘backwards’ with the Life kit ????

bcr5784

5,241 posts

106 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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Simon Owen said:
Interested to hear views from S owners and how stiff the car is and how they deal with UK blacktop ?

Not an owner but have had an S as a courtesy car and did well over 100 miles in it and have driven another on track. The S certainly isn't bone shakingly hard compared with some other sports cars - but it is noticeably more fidgety than the standard car. For me it loses quite a bit of what makes the standard car special. I think the Matt Prior video comparing standard with S with Life110 has it spot on S vs standard (not driven a Life110 personally) https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-video/video-alpine-a... I can't really see the point of starting with an S and putting Life 110 bits on - it's a very expensive way of going about it and I don't think the engine upgrade is worth much. Much better to start with a Pure and put Life110 or even S suspension on it imo.

Simon Owen

357 posts

95 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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bcr5784 said:
Simon Owen said:
Interested to hear views from S owners and how stiff the car is and how they deal with UK blacktop ?

Not an owner but have had an S as a courtesy car and did well over 100 miles in it and have driven another on track. The S certainly isn't bone shakingly hard compared with some other sports cars - but it is noticeably more fidgety than the standard car. For me it loses quite a bit of what makes the standard car special. I think the Matt Prior video comparing standard with S with Life110 has it spot on S vs standard (not driven a Life110 personally) https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-video/video-alpine-a... I can't really see the point of starting with an S and putting Life 110 bits on - it's a very expensive way of going about it and I don't think the engine upgrade is worth much. Much better to start with a Pure and put Life110 or even S suspension on it imo.
Cheers, agree on cost point. seems a daft suggestion but low £50's Legende vs low £50's S is interesting when looking at availability !! Actually prefer seats in the Legende but would like the lightweight wheels, exhaust and brakes so not a common spec.