Alpina driver age demographic including Poll

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What is your age category?

18-25
1
1%
26-35
45
28%
36-45
65
41%
46-55
36
23%
56-65
8
5%
66+
4
3%
 
Total votes: 159

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Post by Steelman » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:42 pm

It is interesting that the higher percentages are in the younger age brackets; thought that it would be t'other way round :lol: - mainly because of higher insurance and running costs than perception as 'old f**ts' car :lol:

Have to add that, unfortunately, I fall into the 'more venerable' brackets :( but to paraphrase other comments, 'an Alpina a day keeps the man with the sickle away' :wink:

Hmmm, thinking about it, guess that might depend on how you drive :lol:
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Post by DonFlintoni » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:13 pm

Well a quick bit of crude maths later an Ive established that the average age of the alpina driver is 40.2 years old (according to our survey).

Which, if you'd have asked me beforehand would have been my rough guesstimate at around 40.

So what does this mean? What does it say about the Alpina brand and their current demographic?

It would be interesting to hear from the UK brand manager on this subject and see if it aligns with thoughts about where Alpina are placed in the market and whom they appeal to.

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Post by Chas » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:59 am

DonFlintoni wrote:I've established that the average age of the alpina driver is 40.2 years old. So what does this mean?
It means that a select band of gentlemen are "above average"; something I've known for a while :wink:

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Post by Geoff » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:17 pm

Steelman wrote: 'old f**ts' car.
Steady now :lol:
Chas wrote:
DonFlintoni wrote:I've established that the average age of the alpina driver is 40.2 years old. So what does this mean?
It means that a select band of gentlemen are "above average"; something I've known for a while :wink:
+1
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Post by ade and liz flint » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:22 pm

Chas wrote:
DonFlintoni wrote:I've established that the average age of the alpina driver is 40.2 years old. So what does this mean?
It means that a select band of gentlemen are "above average"; something I've known for a while :wink:
What's this 'gentlemen' thing? Don't the ladies get a look-in?? :lol: Mrs F is very 'above average' too :shock: Lady...hmm, that I'm not so sure about, though! *ducks* :lol:
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Post by neil » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:46 pm

I got my first my ALPINA when I was 28 and still loving them some <ahem> years later.

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Post by rcshott » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:11 pm

I'll vote 10 times in the over 66 box... that'll bugger the average :shifty
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Post by Geoff » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:01 pm

rcshott wrote:I'll vote 10 times in the over 66 box... that'll bugger the average :shifty
Good on yer mate :lol:
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Post by Peter&Janet » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:09 pm

Well done Jim for holding holding the position, should not be be long before we can give you some support.
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Post by rcshott » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:46 am

Peter&Janet wrote:Well done Jim for holding holding the position, should not be be long before we can give you some support.
Better hurry! Me 'air's falling out, teef going rotten, mo is now gray....:oops:
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Post by Peter&Janet » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:55 pm

Jim, you still have teeth & hair, reasons to be cheerful indeed. :P
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Post by rcshott » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:27 am

Peter&Janet wrote:Jim, you still have teeth & hair, reasons to be cheerful indeed. :P
My motto is "Don't hurry, be happy" :whistle
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Post by JimboB10 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:00 am

I'm 27 and my B10 isnt ready for collection yet but I fear the police may pull me over quite alot because I'll look like I've nicked it! I may wear a fake beard and flat cap? :P Any other suggestions?

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Post by ade and liz flint » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:29 am

JimboB10 wrote:I'm 27 and my B10 isnt ready for collection yet but I fear the police may pull me over quite alot because I'll look like I've nicked it! I may wear a fake beard and flat cap? :P Any other suggestions?
String-backed gloves and a pipe could work...as could a pair of nice cushions on the parcel shelf (colour-matched to your B10, of course!) :lol:
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981 Porsche Cayman GTS
Focus STline dog wagon

Previously loved:
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PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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Post by Charles » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:21 am

JimboB10 wrote:I'm 27 and my B10 isnt ready for collection yet but I fear the police may pull me over quite alot because I'll look like I've nicked it! I may wear a fake beard and flat cap? :P Any other suggestions?
The thing about ALPINAs is that they are actually very understated in their looks and most people cannot differentiate them from the original donor car.

So, unless you are driving like a complete hooligan or you live in a particular area, then I very much doubt you'll get "pulled" any more often than if you were in a 530i.

As for the poll, I would be interested to see the breakdown between D and B cars, as well as seeing the ages when first purchased and whether the car was new or "previously loved". This is all about affordability as I am sure the arrival of a £30k new ALPINA has shifted the demographics ....
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