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nealpina
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Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:19 am

As above what you like or dislike about your ALPINA, or what you like and dislike about ALPINA in general?

I don't think this has been done before on the forum (happy to be corrected).

I can't say I thought of the question as the idea came from another forum.
Last edited by nealpina on Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:19 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:00 am

Hello Pal.

Wish I had a sunroof! 🙁
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Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:45 am

D5

Dislikes;

No sunroof

Wish the parking sensor display would switch on automatically at under 5mph.

Likes;

Positive comments from other roads users more or less every time I drive it.

Sports + mode

The speed limit display
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Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:42 pm

Dislikes:

No HUD
No Sunroof

Likes:

Just about everything else but here are a few

- Ride Settings (Comfort+)
- Comfort Seats
- The looks from confused people
- THE POWER!
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Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:20 pm

I wish my E46 had a sunroof also!
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Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:38 pm

I wish Id have stumped up the money for full Lavalina, as the interior of mine could feel more special.

It could sound better too. Although its good for a diesel I suppose.

And the F***ing stop/start being on automatically is really annoying.

Otherwise, I love everything about it!

...oh, apart from not being able to turn the traction off when its in sport mode for drivetrain only. I want to be able to 'do a skid' with the chassis in comfort.
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Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:13 pm

I would like it to have a manual gearbox.

I love the colour - mora metallic.

I like that it doesn't have a sunroof.

Hi Burnham, I think I read somewhere once that the stop/start can be be programmed to be off as default.

Thanks nealpina, interesting thread.
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Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:17 pm

Pissing around with the centrecaps,
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Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:49 pm

Non Alpina here

Love the V10 noise (especially through the sunroof you all seem to want)

Disike: SMG Gearbox, no explination needed
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:17 am

AidanB10 wrote:Non Alpina here

Love the V10 noise (especially through the sunroof you all seem to want)

Disike: SMG Gearbox, no explination needed
:D the noise is worth the asking price alone
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:27 am

Jervint wrote:
AidanB10 wrote:Non Alpina here

Love the V10 noise (especially through the sunroof you all seem to want)

Disike: SMG Gearbox, no explination needed
:D the noise is worth the asking price alone
Especially with an Eisenmann fitted :wink:
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:54 am

Sab wrote:Hello Pal.

Wish I had a sunroof! 🙁
And those centre cap keys that’s snap in the lock like toothpicks!!
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:54 pm

Cygnet wrote:
Hi Burnham, I think I read somewhere once that the stop/start can be be programmed to be off as default.
Its possible for sure, Im going to try and chip a few quid to a chap at my local dealer to do the coding!
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:56 pm

B6s convertible

Dislikes:
Getting hold of Alpina specific parts that even Alpina don’t know about!
Trying to keep a black car clean.

Likes:
The power.
The roof down (no sunroof issues here).
The interior feels special ( Lavalina II rocks)
Turning around to look at the old girl after parking her up.
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:13 pm

PhillV8S wrote:B6s convertible

Dislikes:
Getting hold of Alpina specific parts that even Alpina don’t know about!
Trying to keep a black car clean.

Likes:
The power.
The roof down (no sunroof issues here).
The interior feels special ( Lavalina II rocks)
Turning around to look at the old girl after parking her up.
I will echo Phil's comments - especially the specific parts bit, as I am discovering. It seems that the engine is a hotchpot of parts from 645s, 650s, Alpina's own (via third party manufacturers) and no doubt a host of other BMW models.

I have a solution to the cleaning bit - a full body respray in the coming yesrs!

I will also add to the likes:

The comfort, particularly when it comes to long distance drives
The hud
The wariness of other drivers, unlike an M car, no boy racers wanting to have a go and when it comes to drivers of more cultured cars (exception of a Mustang who was up for a blast) it is a case of let's gently proceed, nothing to prove!
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