Is the Alpina register and forum down at the moment?

Is the Alpina register and forum down at the moment?

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smashy

2,767 posts

126 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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ah the car I drove for 4 months when new ....the price (giggle) .Some Car Dealers really try it on with Alpinas

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

MattOz

3,871 posts

232 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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I think an F31 B3S is just about my ideal car. Bramley had one for sale for quite some time, but that was north of £60k, which is way out of my league.

Edited by MattOz on Friday 3rd May 23:51

Burnham

3,656 posts

227 months

Friday 3rd May 2019
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MattOz said:
I think an F31 B3S is just about my ideal car. Bromley had one for sale for quite some time, but that was north of £60k, which is way out of my league.
At least it makes F31 D3's look like good value for money!

PerryGunn

2 posts

106 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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Forums are still down.... not even anything about the outage posted on the FaceAche page... rolleyes

Here's another pic to keep you going wink


smashy

2,767 posts

126 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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...only word for that is gorgeous

Edited by smashy on Saturday 4th May 15:45

Philv8s

503 posts

92 months

Saturday 4th May 2019
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There is signs of life on the forum at last! Not quite at full speed but it looks promising…

Ray Singh

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3,006 posts

198 months

Sunday 5th May 2019
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Some progress on the site, but still not the real deal.
Spent an hour cleaning the interior of my B3 3.3 today. These cars are special!. It was the cars treat after passign the MOT yesterday with a few advisories.

One drop link, the amber bulbs are no longer amber enough and new tyres.

What are the reccomended tyres for these and where is the best (cheapest) place to get these?

smashy

2,767 posts

126 months

Sunday 5th May 2019
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Ray Singh

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3,006 posts

198 months

Monday 6th May 2019
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Thanks Smashy - certainly was not what i was expecting to read!

Any reccomendations for tyres for this car then?

dgm

94 posts

176 months

Monday 6th May 2019
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smashy said:
The review is for PS2’s in 2007 though, these have been superseded twice since then.

smashy

2,767 posts

126 months

Monday 6th May 2019
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woops forgot to finish my post !..yes agreed ps2 old tyre now it was intersting to read Alpina helped develop them.....Alpina and AC Schnitzer have allways reccod Michelin for their cars and suspension......so is it ps4s and supersports they offer at the moment?......My thought had been if the ps2 was made for the 3.3 can you still get them

chandrew

841 posts

177 months

Monday 6th May 2019
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gizlaroc said:
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.
Unfortunately the bit about a B3s isn't entirely true. When I was looking last time I could walk into a Swiss BMW dealer and given their standard discount for company purchases could get 16% off a new car. However there was no discount available on an Alpina. From a leasing perspective a B3s would have cost about 20% more than a highly-specced 540i touring and about 35% more than a 340i Touring. An M3 wasn't really an option because of 2WD and no touring.

I really wanted the Alpina and see them frequently locally but from a financial perspective really struggled to make the case.

Do keep posting the photos though!


Ray Singh

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3,006 posts

198 months

Tuesday 7th May 2019
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Its back up and running!

Blue62

6,257 posts

120 months

Wednesday 8th May 2019
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Burnham said:
At least it makes F31 D3's look like good value for money!
How you getting on with the D3 Burnham? I remember swapping notes when I was considering one a couple of years ago, in the end I decided the maths didn't work so bought a new RS6PE instead! I still fancy the D3 touring, may try to pick up a low mileage second hand one when it's time to change, but they're rocking horse dung atm

McGee_22

4,229 posts

147 months

Monday 22nd July 2019
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Is the forum down again?

Ray Singh

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3,006 posts

198 months

Monday 22nd July 2019
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Yes - Its been on/off for a week or so now. Security certificates have expired. You can still get in if you ignore your browser warnings. But i darent risk it.