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Another one of those Alpinas

 
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JohnC
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:48 pm    Post subject: Another one of those Alpinas  Reply with quote

Doesn't look expensive as long as it's not a heap underneath!

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/class...vert/201611260102862?gallery=open
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that looks good. I love the interior.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't like that, the E46 still looks good as an M-Sport on the right wheels but not as an Alpina; reminds me of a chavvy E30 for some reason.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interior's clean. Can't really think of anything else good to say about it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks chavved to me as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alpinas fall into two camps, stunning or nasty. This is in the latter.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must say the E46 B3 convertible isn't high on the list of "like". Most are gauche due to the initial build spec being done by someone with all the taste of a UFC fighter.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks chav to me too
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks Chav but easily fixed by swapping the grille and wheels.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
Looks Chav but easily fixed by swapping the grille and wheels.


That's what I thought. The wheels just need a paint.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think that will ever look good.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin wrote:
I don't think that will ever look good.


I think I agree. Alpinas are borderline chav anyway and the convertible-ness tips it over the line. It's all about the wagons for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhilD wrote:
Martin wrote:
I don't think that will ever look good.


I think I agree. Alpinas are borderline chav anyway and the convertible-ness tips it over the line. It's all about the wagons for me.


Yes, they tread a fine line and it's very easily crossed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The interior is nice, I just don't like the grille, the wheels, or the rear spoiler. All easily changed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could find any number of good E46 M3s for that price
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another potentially divisive Alpina:
http://jalopnik.com/custom-new-bm...twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brown with gold pin stripes is more than a touch British Leyland.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The interior is bang-on, the outside would at least hide the vomit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interior is superb and the 600bhp mill is just the ticket. I actually like the Chestnut Bronze but would have a different interior colour with it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Bullitt wrote:
The interior is bang-on, the outside would at least hide the vomit.


+1

That colour really is rather unpleasant. A sort of metallic shit brown.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proves the adage that while you can't polish a turd you can roll it in shiny glitter.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything in moderation

An interior of brown with beige piping and blue LED's, oh dear. Not all lost though, I like the wood
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Not all lost though, I like the wood


Would make a lovely coffin. And I'm now looking at that those pleated curtains somewhat differently...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's face it, the individual that spunked 150k+ on it isn't actually bothered with our opinions.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's face it, we all double post from time to time


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