Is the Alpina register and forum down at the moment?

Is the Alpina register and forum down at the moment?

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gizlaroc

14,885 posts

179 months

Monday 29th April 2019
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Don't you ever stop yapping!!???










1 post in over 6 years, top lurking! wink

Alpina_D3_281

6 posts

90 months

Tuesday 30th April 2019
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gizlaroc said:
1 post in over 6 years, top lurking! wink
My commitment to lurking has surprised even myself! What can I say, it's been a busy 6 years! rofl

gizlaroc

14,885 posts

179 months

Tuesday 30th April 2019
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Well it has paid off, lovely Alpina to show for it!


B3ALP

489 posts

96 months

Wednesday 1st May 2019
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drifta25 said:
Forum is still down for me. Hopefully Norrie will have it back up soon!
I didn't know he had anything to do with running the site ?

Philv8s

441 posts

79 months

Wednesday 1st May 2019
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He doesn’t.

Fast3000

24 posts

109 months

Wednesday 1st May 2019
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Fast3000

24 posts

109 months

Wednesday 1st May 2019
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Legacywr said:
My B3S, which I might sell.

Nice time of year to do so!

BlackLabel

12,468 posts

78 months

Wednesday 1st May 2019
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The B5 that Sytner Sheffield currently have for sale looks lovely.




Ray Singh

Original Poster:

2,974 posts

185 months

Thursday 2nd May 2019
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Forum still down!

McGee_22

3,625 posts

134 months

Thursday 2nd May 2019
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Nearly two weeks now - it must be pretty buggered if the IT geeks can't get anything to work at all. There's a wealth of information on there which would be lost forever.

Forum5 went down about two years ago when the owner was suddenly killed in a car accident but with the familys help some others were able to resurrect it.

BMWLand from a few years ago died completely with all the information lost...

Burnham

3,570 posts

214 months

Thursday 2nd May 2019
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Edited by Burnham on Thursday 2nd May 21:08

Burnham

3,570 posts

214 months

Thursday 2nd May 2019
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I'm in no way proud that these are hosted on Photobucket.

MattOz

3,845 posts

219 months

Thursday 2nd May 2019
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I'm liking the F11 D5 that Sytner has recently taken into stock. I'm not liking the fact it's gone from £28.5k to £30k and now £32k over the last 36 hours.

smashy

2,676 posts

113 months

Thursday 2nd May 2019
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Love Alpinas Not mine sadly but the summer of 04 drove for 4 months a new cherry red cream interior B3s convertible Sytner had a small showroom in Gerrards Cross Bucks and had a few pre reg cherry reds in there should have been £50k but all 40k but when it comes to Sytner its worse than the adage of losing money on cars ...premium when you are buying ,niche market when you are selling

Edited by smashy on Thursday 2nd May 23:16

MattOz

3,845 posts

219 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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smashy said:
When it comes to Sytner its worse than the adage of losing money on cars ...premium when you are buying ,niche market when you are selling
This is the rub when it comes to my purchase. The number of Alpinas that have been for sale for over 6 months is a concern. I'd really like an F11 or F31 in some flavour. However, I change my cars regularly, and I think that Alpinas tend to be a longer ownership proposition than a regular BMW. I don't like the thought of being stuck with a car for months on end if I'm looking to sell it.

gizlaroc

14,885 posts

179 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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That F11 looks nice, but it is now 7 years old, pre facelift, and this finance example shows why you have to really want an Alpina D5 over say a 535d..



A 2012 535d touring with £3k down and over 36 months would be nearly 1/3 of the price each month. £330 a month is a hell of a difference to £950 a month.



Lovely, lovely cars but you have got to really want to be in that exclusive club.


MattOz

3,845 posts

219 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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Absolutely. It doesn't make financial sense, especially with late F11 535d's fetching £8-10k less. Some would argue that's missing the point of the Alpina, but a decent suspension upgrade and remap for approx. £2k all in, would get you there or thereabouts.


smashy

2,676 posts

113 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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MattOz said:
Absolutely. It doesn't make financial sense, especially with late F11 535d's fetching £8-10k less. Some would argue that's missing the point of the Alpina, but a decent suspension upgrade and remap for approx. £2k all in, would get you there or thereabouts.
Ah but thats not an Alpina is it........ha ha only being ironic I know what you mean. Mind you An Alpina B3s is the same price as an M3......ah but its not an M3 ..You cant win smilesmilesmile

MattOz

3,845 posts

219 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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smashy said:
Ah but thats not an Alpina is it........ha ha only being ironic I know what you mean. Mind you An Alpina B3s is the same price as an M3......ah but its not an M3 ..You cant win smilesmilesmile
Ha Ha! Exactly! smile

gizlaroc

14,885 posts

179 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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smashy said:
Ah but thats not an Alpina is it........ha ha only being ironic I know what you mean. Mind you An Alpina B3s is the same price as an M3......ah but its not an M3 ..You cant win smilesmilesmile
I think a new B3s makes more sense.

I don't really get £32k for a 2012 D5 though, you could be in a 535d for £17k, a couple of grand more than I thought to be fair, but a big jump.