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New Member - just bought D5 Biturbo Touring
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rblvjenkins



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:01 am    Post subject: New Member - just bought D5 Biturbo Touring Reply with quote

Hi - just joined! Apologies if I'm posting in the wrong place but I can't see a "New Members" section!

Anyway, just bought a 2012 D5 Biturbo Touring with just 44K miles. First impressions are excellent!

Any other Alpina users in or near Swansea?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! That's very stealthy, and looks like its had an easy life for the last few years! Enjoy Surprised)

Is this your first Alpina?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it's my first Alpina. Had an F11 535D as my daily driver before. I've also got a Mercedes SLS and a Porsche 911 (997) Targa 4S.

I've always wanted an Alpina and couldn't resist this one when I saw it up for sale!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats and welcome !
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice indeed, congratulations!

Any pictures of the interior?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful. Really like the colour and the Alpina badges Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a fine choice of stealthness
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rblvjenkins wrote:
Yes it's my first Alpina. Had an F11 535D as my daily driver before. I've also got a Mercedes SLS and a Porsche 911 (997) Targa 4S.


Well, now you have something to collect the shopping in again!

Im a big Porsche fan, had a 997S and 993S...I like to think Im currently between Porsches.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Forum and Alpina magic
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeing the comment above about badges, the only issue with the car I've just bought was the wheel badges. I think the previous owner may have used cheap car washes with sprayed on acid. I've done a quick fix using cheap ebay badges, and I've ordered originals which I'll fit when they arrive! I'll post the page with part numbers, but here's the "quick fix" for less than a tenner!!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interior of car as requested (plus my others in case anyone's interested!)



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For future reference, replacement badges from Pukar Designs are 30 for a set of four and are excellent quality
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the wheels on your Targa. Mine was Seal Grey with Black wheels and silver lip. You've fine taste obviously.

Oh, and the SLS is pretty tasty too. Id never tire of opening those doors.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is the alpina just the "runner" then!
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