RE: Buying an Alpine A110 | PH Footnote

RE: Buying an Alpine A110 | PH Footnote

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springfan62

463 posts

32 months

Monday 1st July 2019
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Schmed said:
rofl I don’t think this one got the recognition it deserved. Not sure why this jape seemed to hit a raw nerve with some posters yet Sideways’ Berlingo story was lauded as the height of forum banter.

With these locking in a high gfv finance agreement is probably the way to go. Not all sources are quite as complementary on residuals as Auto Express.
I see you have drifted onto another Alpine thread, you are just a massive badge snob who has no interest in a well designed car, just the badge and residuals, you must be a right bore down the pub.nerd



Vee12V

930 posts

116 months

Monday 1st July 2019
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Funny you mention the paddle shift action. It's definitely better than it is in the Mégane but nowhere near as nice as in something like a Giulia. Still, nice to see a journalist putting his money where his mouth is. Looking fwd to the updates.

Miserablegit

1,573 posts

65 months

Monday 1st July 2019
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No offence to the journo's but I purchased the car that was right for me- Nobody else's view came into it. My money was down at Geneva before any road tests. I remember getting some stick on PH when I said I was not happy to complete without a test drive. Test drive confirmed my hopes.
After the event, however, I am pleased a certain Mr Gordon Murray purchased one as well - I'm sure he heard I'd purchased one...
On balance I think one Gordon Murray outweighs one James May (sorry James) so the car is still cool!





Owlwood

201 posts

112 months

Monday 1st July 2019
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Congrats. Looking forward to hearing more updates. Saw one for the first time on Saturday on the M4. Was in blue and looked fantastic in the sunshine.

TheJimi

17,120 posts

199 months

Monday 1st July 2019
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Esceptico said:
So is he buying or renting it?
Pathetic drip of snivel.

Dan, well done. Looking forward to the updates. This is an important car, imo as it offers something that little else does, currently.

Kawasicki

7,530 posts

191 months

Monday 1st July 2019
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I really hope the Alpine isn’t another automotive example of the Emperor’s New Clothes.

Miserablegit

1,573 posts

65 months

Monday 1st July 2019
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Kawasicki said:
I really hope the Alpine isn’t another automotive example of the Emperor’s New Clothes.
You need not worry. It is as good as the reviews say it is. 7400 miles in for me and I’m still finding any excuse to use it. Performance is great and i haven't found the need for any more power on the road. It is so light that a push of the accelerator sees the car catapulted forward. It changes direction at the slightest input but manages to feel planted on bends rather than twitchy. It is a breath of fresh air in times of everything getting heavier- sportcars should not have to weigh 1500kg.



Davismatt

39 posts

118 months

Monday 1st July 2019
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Good for you, enjoy it!

Nerdherder

1,690 posts

53 months

Monday 1st July 2019
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Miserablegit said:
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On balance I think one Gordon Murray outweighs one James May (sorry James) so the car is still cool!
I think James would happily agree to that statement!

hesperus

40 posts

163 months

Monday 1st July 2019
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glowing reviews don't come better than putting your hard earned money where your mouth is.

Dan is IMO, one of the best car reviewers in the business. easy to assume that journos get blasé about cars, because they get to drive them all. but to be able to own a car you love and never have to give it back is special. Congratulations and enjoy her in good health, Mr Prosser!

oldaudi

817 posts

114 months

Monday 1st July 2019
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Saw a lovely blue one on the m4 this afternoon whilst on my way to Heathrow. Driver of my car assumed it was a kit car of some sort..... obviously I put him right.

Not sure where we stand taking photos of other people’s cars in public. Please delete if required!

Edited by oldaudi on Monday 1st July 23:13

SFO

4,822 posts

139 months

Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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love the blue abyss

Miserablegit

1,573 posts

65 months

Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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Not sure where we stand taking photos of other people’s cars in public. Please delete if required!

Edited by oldaudi on Monday 1st July 23:13

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There's no issue- nothing to stop you taking a photo of a car on the street. There might be an issue if you were to say "This is x's car and he lives at y" but otherwise no issue that I can see. Slightly different for Google as it is part of their business.

Nice colour


Water Fairy

3,208 posts

111 months

Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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Good luck Dan. It's a lot of money on paper but you're clearly very very smitten with the car. When a motoring journo puts his own money into something like this I have nothing but respect. True petrolhead. Given the frequency of interesting drives you must have I find it inspiring that you would 'spend' this amount on your own car.

Well done, andmake sure you keep us updated on it beer