Re : The Alpine A110 (finally) cometh | PH Fleet

Re : The Alpine A110 (finally) cometh | PH Fleet

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Miserablegit

1,113 posts

58 months

Monday 13th January
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rockin said:
It's always impressive to see such wit and repartee on PH.

What are you driving these days?
You still here?

Today it was the Defender. Why?

DoubleD

10,218 posts

57 months

Monday 13th January
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rockin said:
Agreed. The similarly priced Exige V6 has barely had a mention in this thread. Massively quicker and, dare I say it, a manual gearbox for "real enthusiast drivers".
Whats wrong with comparing it to a cayman?

Hungrymc

4,247 posts

86 months

Monday 13th January
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The thread has gone bonkers again.

yonex

16,189 posts

117 months

Monday 13th January
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rockin said:
It's always impressive to see such wit and repartee on PH.

What are you driving these days?
Porsche owners. Strange lot.

yonex

16,189 posts

117 months

Monday 13th January
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DoubleD said:
Whats wrong with comparing it to a cayman?
The problem is it’s reviewing favourably, which upsets the Porsche crowd.

Gary C

5,730 posts

128 months

Monday 13th January
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rockin said:
Helicopter123 said:
I like the Alpine a lot, just surprised with the constant need to compare it with the Cayman.
Agreed. The similarly priced Exige V6 has barely had a mention in this thread. Massively quicker and, dare I say it, a manual gearbox for "real enthusiast drivers".
That car would probably be my choice.

Do like the look of the Alpine, just could not want that gearbox.

blueg33

22,545 posts

173 months

Monday 13th January
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rockin said:
Helicopter123 said:
I like the Alpine a lot, just surprised with the constant need to compare it with the Cayman.
Agreed. The similarly priced Exige V6 has barely had a mention in this thread. Massively quicker and, dare I say it, a manual gearbox for "real enthusiast drivers".
Exige starts at £62k, that’s quite a lot more expensive. Plus it makes for hard work as a daily, whereas the Alpine is easier to live with. So all in all Exige isn’t a great comparison.

Miserablegit

1,113 posts

58 months

Monday 13th January
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Hungrymc said:
The thread has gone bonkers again.
Indeed...

Are you getting an Alpine then or are there others on the shortlist?

Hungrymc

4,247 posts

86 months

Monday 13th January
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Miserablegit said:
Indeed...

Are you getting an Alpine then or are there others on the shortlist?
It’s a dilemma. I’m always torn between a fun car that can be used as a daily, and something that’s a bit less usable but a bit more thrilling.

Shortlist is currently the Alpine, 997 gts, another Evora or an Exige.... outside chance of a 4C. I need to narrow down the shortlist by making sure I really know what type of fun car I want (more usable or more theatrical).... I’m not going to rush the decision. Could be anytime between now now and the summer. If I go for the Alpine it would be a stock car, I’m too impatient to wait for a build once I’ve decided so I’ll pick the closest spec to what I would have chosen from the current dealer stock.

Miserablegit

1,113 posts

58 months

Monday 13th January
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Hungrymc said:
It’s a dilemma. I’m always torn between a fun car that can be used as a daily, and something that’s a bit less usable but a bit more thrilling.

Shortlist is currently the Alpine, 997 gts, another Evora or an Exige.... outside chance of a 4C. I need to narrow down the shortlist by making sure I really know what type of fun car I want (more usable or more theatrical).... I’m not going to rush the decision. Could be anytime between now now and the summer. If I go for the Alpine it would be a stock car, I’m too impatient to wait for a build once I’ve decided so I’ll pick the closest spec to what I would have chosen from the current dealer stock.
Nice problem to have. Any of those are great cars.

Hungrymc

4,247 posts

86 months

Monday 13th January
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Miserablegit said:
Nice problem to have. Any of those are great cars.
For all the talk of “modern cars being crap”, we’re certainly lucky to have choices.

You’d hope enthusiasts would generally be positive about the Alpine joining the party even if it isn’t quite right for them.

Miserablegit

1,113 posts

58 months

Monday 13th January
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The enthusiasts are...

rockin

7,207 posts

194 months

Monday 13th January
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Miserablegit and Yonex turn up time and time again, shouting angrily and adding nothing to the discussion.

Base Alpine is 10% more expensive than base Porsche. Base Exige is 10% more expensive than Alpine. Exige is light and very quick. As such, Exige seems eminently suitable for comparison with the Alpine. Yet there's barely a mention of it - which seems a tad curious, given the high regard for Lotus on PH.

DoubleD

10,218 posts

57 months

Monday 13th January
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rockin said:
Miserablegit and Yonex turn up time and time again, shouting angrily and adding nothing to the discussion.

Base Alpine is 10% more expensive than base Porsche. Base Exige is 10% more expensive than Alpine. Exige is light and very quick. As such, Exige seems eminently suitable for comparison with the Alpine. Yet there's barely a mention of it - which seems a tad curious, given the high regard for Lotus on PH.
Why does that bother you?

Miserablegit

1,113 posts

58 months

Monday 13th January
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I think you’ll find I’ve added far more of value to these discussions than you have Rockin

Lotus make excellent sports cars. The Exige is brilliant but is about £65k and is a little more difficult to daily than an Alpine. Entry / egress in a Lotus is hampered a little by the wide sills.

rockin

7,207 posts

194 months

Monday 13th January
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Hungrymc said:
It’s a dilemma. I’m always torn between a fun car that can be used as a daily, and something that’s a bit less usable but a bit more thrilling.
Your point is well made. The cars you mentioned are all serious contenders.

yonex

16,189 posts

117 months

Monday 13th January
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rockin said:
Miserablegit and Yonex turn up time and time again, shouting angrily and adding nothing to the discussion.

Base Alpine is 10% more expensive than base Porsche. Base Exige is 10% more expensive than Alpine. Exige is light and very quick. As such, Exige seems eminently suitable for comparison with the Alpine. Yet there's barely a mention of it - which seems a tad curious, given the high regard for Lotus on PH.
Classic passive aggressive.

Keep on ‘rockin’ that Corvette and Porsche rofl

blueg33

22,545 posts

173 months

Monday 13th January
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rockin said:
Miserablegit and Yonex turn up time and time again, shouting angrily and adding nothing to the discussion.

Base Alpine is 10% more expensive than base Porsche. Base Exige is 10% more expensive than Alpine. Exige is light and very quick. As such, Exige seems eminently suitable for comparison with the Alpine. Yet there's barely a mention of it - which seems a tad curious, given the high regard for Lotus on PH.
What are you on about? Base Alpine and base Porsche are £46k, base Exige is £63k. Nearly £20k more!

CABC

2,892 posts

50 months

Monday 13th January
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Alpine is usable daily and so gets compared to Porsche.
Exige is a focused, raw machine that i personally wouldn't cross-shop with these. that would be the Evora.
4C too noisy to be in same list too.

blueg33

22,545 posts

173 months

Monday 13th January
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CABC said:
Alpine is usable daily and so gets compared to Porsche.
Exige is a focused, raw machine that i personally wouldn't cross-shop with these. that would be the Evora.
4C too noisy to be in same list too.
I cross shopped, used Evora, Alpine, Cayman, 997, Exige, V8 Vantage, Maserati, R8 and Ftype. But a mix of new and used all at similar price point. A wide range of styles and abilities.