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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Alpine A110 Reply with quote

Spotted one of these recently - in a sort of BMW blue.
Looked different, if underwhelming.

Anyone driven it? Evo suggest it's the equal of a base 718.
Thoughts people?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's viewed as a curate's egg Confused

Different strokes for different folks
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And remember that it is made in France....

Durability?

Reliability?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry Metcalfe loved it


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo_Ztc20DCo
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
And remember that it is made in France....

Durability?

Reliability?

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Already selling for nearer 60k and the orginal A110 is my favourite looking car ever so I won’t be holding being French against it.

I was hoping they’d come down in value not go up, as I quite fancy one

It’s also very different looking to everything else on the road...another plus to me.

If it’s good enough for Gordon Murray to rave about and buy one, that’s good enough for me.

https://drive-my.com/en/blogs/entry/retro-themed-cars-don-t-often-echo-the-forward-thinking-features-that-made-the-originals-so-great.html
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clarkson raved about and bought a Ford GT....

That didn't end well!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

been in one, my mate sells them

quite nice, I could get one along to meet if people want a look
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Clarkson raved about and bought a Ford GT....

That didn't end well!

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I can’t believe you are comparing Clarkson’s taste and opinion with that of the designer of the MClaren F1 road car Floor

Just read up on Clarkson’s Ford GT, wow that sounded like a dog.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could be tempted by one on the used market in a few years, auto only though which is the only bad thing personally. Don’t see myself with an auto sports car until they’re all electric and we have no choice
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theres a guy around my area that has been to a few meets, must admit I quite liked it until I found out the cost. It didn't strike me as something that premium. Nice but not that nice.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A neighbour has just bought one. I only had a brief look at it but it is very nicely finished, a really quality feel about it and the cabin is a very attractive place to be. More polished than a Lotus and ‘apparently’ better handling than the 4C, it certainly sounds good for a 4 cylinder and is quite practical. On the drive it looks well proportioned in a ‘small and neat package’ kind of way. Nice colour blue too.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a few at Blenheim Palace, look really nice

Now hear this - two of them were moved to behind some trees around the corner as there was water in both headlights

Not for me with that kind of issue in a new car !!! it was quite nice tho
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look nice enough, and the journalists love them, but to me, it looks like a £50k hot hatch.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drove an A110 today and I found it quite a good car and feels German built rather than French. Its 1100kg with around 250 bhp so drags itself to 60 in 4.5 but it didn't feel any quicker than my 996.

It handled really well although its hard to gauge on a car you can't push to its limits, it was a firm but compliant ride and took speed bumps in its stride.

The sound is OK but its got the usual pop pop bang which I'm getting bored of hearing nowadays and would rather have an N/A sound. I would say it was a £40k car but the interior is a nice place so makes it a bit more special and maybe this is where the extra premium goes.
There is no real luggage space and if you wanted to take it to a trackday you'd have to put your helmet on the passengers seat as there is no where else to put it.

I've not driven the turbo Cayman yet so I can't compare it but I would put it on par with previous generation Cayman's.

They are selling at list or above and there is a 12 month wait for new cars.

The black one I drove at the Solihull Centre which will be for sale soon along with a white one there too.


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997 Turbo 2 wheels Bandit

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with Chris...the interior is indeed quite nice.....makes my 996 look a little dated tbh!

But £50k....i can get a minter XJ12C and bung in a manual box and tripple webbers,,,,,,ahhhh memories!!! And have a fair lump of change for a TR6
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On a ford puma nooo bye


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