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by fe18occ
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: Selling my Alpina B5 BiTurbo
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Selling my Alpina B5 BiTurbo

Thanks Metrics, I've gone over to the dark side, I have a Tesla Model X on order which arrives any time now. I thought long and hard about it - with the relatively short distances I have to travel from home and the huge tax incentives coming soon for all electric cars makes it a bit of a no-brainer....
by fe18occ
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: Selling my Alpina B5 BiTurbo
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Selling my Alpina B5 BiTurbo

So my B5 Bi Turbo has found a new home, I thoroughly enjoyed the car in the few months that I had it, and did some very enjoyable miles in it. I would like to share my experience of selling the car. After posting that it was going to be for sale, I was approached by James from the forum who said he ...
by fe18occ
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Who’s got a spare 20k Alpina green touring D3
Replies: 35
Views: 2354

Re: Who’s got a spare 20k Alpina green touring D3

Someone needs to get this before it ends up at webuyanycar Anyone going to see it Yep, the rate it's being price dropped, it's going to be traded in/WBAC'd very soon and then it'll be up for £30k before you know it! Does Metrics fancy it .. could have a pair of lucky 13's then :lol: You say he clea...
by fe18occ
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: G30 BiTurbo Saloon
Replies: 14
Views: 1731

G30 BiTurbo Saloon

I have not had it long and while it is great to drive, both in comfort and for that occassional burst of exhilaration, I have had to face the fact that it just does not suit my needs. It was brought from Sytner earlier in the year and I have done 7,000 very pleasurable miles in it since. It will no ...
by fe18occ
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: ALPINA Buying Advice
Topic: E34 B10 possible purchase.
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: E34 B10 possible purchase.

"The car is #8424"

Not sure if that was a typo as that number seems high to me, but assuming this is a BiTurbo and the number is right - if you get the car you may be interested in a reg I have - 8424BT ?

Lemme know if this is of interest :D
by fe18occ
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: ALPINA Buying Advice
Topic: B3 / B5
Replies: 13
Views: 2257

Re: B3 / B5

Hi Dan - have PM'd you...
by fe18occ
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: ALPINA Costs, Insurance, Polls etc.
Topic: Alpina Insurance - Help
Replies: 28
Views: 3071

Re: Alpina Insurance - Help

I found my B5 at LV (and have insured it there 'cos it was the only site that would touch the LSD), but I had to look under BMW first and then Alpina if that helps at all...
by fe18occ
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: ALPINA Buying Advice
Topic: B3 / B5
Replies: 13
Views: 2257

Re: B3 / B5

I drive a green B5, and while it happened to be the colour it came in I do think it looks good and often get strangers comment on it. If I was going to be stuck on the South Circ on a regular basis I would be far more concern with having the adaptive cruise control that my car has - it makes traffic...
by fe18occ
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048
Replies: 79
Views: 6701

Re: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048

I called Sytner last week to enquire about the car, the sales guy I spoke to said they had "very strong" interest in it, and that someone in Wales (think he may have said Cardiff) was probably about to put down a deposit. That may have been their attempt at generating a feeling of urgency in me but ...
by fe18occ
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048
Replies: 79
Views: 6701

Re: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048

Thanks Metrics, will update when get chance, off to Goodwood this Friday if anyone is about? Hi Christian, did you ever get to see it - I'm toying with the idea of viewing but it is a long way for me to go and a wasted journey if there were any obvious issues that put you off and I could not live w...
by fe18occ
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: D5 Biturbo #049
Replies: 18
Views: 1293

Re: D5 Biturbo #049

I brought Sytner's B5 Press Car and it had a good spec (I think) - it introduced me to active cruise control and now there is no going back - it is a brilliant option, ironically at it's very best in slow moving heavy traffic.
by fe18occ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: B5 by night
Replies: 0
Views: 1637

B5 by night

I posted these a while back and then realised that the site hack meant they were lost so thought I'd put them back online as I thought they captured just how special Alpina make the inside of their cars
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by fe18occ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: Selling my Alpina Roadster S Lux #98
Replies: 49
Views: 11829

Re: E85 Roadster S #098

CaesarBob wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:33 pm

Not many more miles and up £1,400 from Sytner's last sticker price.
Well at least it is good to know that they are appreciating in price already :lol:
by fe18occ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Brake squeal
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Brake squeal

Thanks Norrie - I have already told them I have very little trust in the work their workshop carried out as I think they should have picked up on the pads as well - plus I had already advised them from the test drive that there was vibration at certain speeds which as far as I know is down to the bu...
by fe18occ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Brake squeal
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Brake squeal

Hi Guys, I'm after a little bit of advice and the benefit of your collective experience. I recently brought a 2018 B5 (from Sytner Nottingham) and the day after it arrived the brakes began to squeal horrendously. This was not the way I wanted the car to turn heads, but it did the noise was so loud. ...