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Postby BIG_MVS » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:48 pm

Here are a select few that have escaped our crap wet climate to retire in the sun 8)

http://rsae2010.blogspot.co.uk/p/cars.html
1994 A610 - Montana Red
Some GTA/A610 Parts For Sale:
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Postby Paul Taylor » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:44 pm

Wow there is a R20 in that lineup.
They suffered from horrific rust, so suprised to see one still alive.
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Postby phildini » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:20 pm

I wonder if the red one with Azev is my old and first gta turbo,
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Postby BIG_MVS » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:49 pm

phildini wrote:I wonder if the red one with Azev is my old and first gta turbo,


I think the Red one is Alan Moore's car:

http://www.carsguide.com.au/news-and-re ... ult_alpine

Not seen him on here for a while....
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Postby blueg33 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:02 pm

BIG_MVS wrote:
phildini wrote:I wonder if the red one with Azev is my old and first gta turbo,


I think the Red one is Alan Moore's car:

http://www.carsguide.com.au/news-and-re ... ult_alpine

Not seen him on here for a while....


I like the irony of this quote in the article - he says. "I appreciate well-made cars "..........................

Not sure he has an Alpine :) unless a few were made in Germany
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Postby phildini » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:52 pm

blueg33 wrote:...."I appreciate well-made cars "........Not sure he has an Alpine :) unless a few were made in Germany


OH COME ON!! I don't think they are that badly put together, I think they have lasted pretty well considering how cheap they are and also don't get looked after properly most of the time. German cars are not all that!! Ask them about their fantastic DSG system, gret when it works, not so great when it does not, as nobody can fix it.
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Postby clee » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:01 pm

Hey Filippo ,you seem to be a bit angry with the world atm :? :cry: :wink:

I agree though , they aren't that bad , just showing their age as we all are......In for second hernia assessment next Monday but at least my knee is better :lol: ++ Dawn has been going to the gym a lot and her core and thighs are buff so I can just lie back take it easy :wink: :lol: :oops:
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Postby andy001 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:04 pm

friend of mine has a german car last year he found the only thing holding the bottom of his front wings and cills together was the paint and stonechip.
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Postby blueg33 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:13 pm

I am an expert in cars that are not well made. I learnt to drive in a Marina, and have recently owned a TVR, a Ginetta and now an Alpine. I have also recently owned Audi, Subaru, BMW, Volvo, Skoda.

Without doubt the last 4 are better made than the plastic ones :) Even the road tests in the 80's didn't pretend that the Alpines were well made.

I can also state that a 25 year old BMW takes the age better than a 25 year old Alpine.

Despite all that I still love my Alp

(1 German Car, 1 French Car, 1 British Car, 1 Japanese Car, 1 Czech Car)

BTW chaps - I was being tongue in cheek. in my original comment.
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Postby Paul Taylor » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:16 pm

blueg33 wrote:
BIG_MVS wrote:
phildini wrote:I wonder if the red one with Azev is my old and first gta turbo,


I think the Red one is Alan Moore's car:

http://www.carsguide.com.au/news-and-re ... ult_alpine

Not seen him on here for a while....


I like the irony of this quote in the article - he says. "I appreciate well-made cars "..........................

Not sure he has an Alpine :) unless a few were made in Germany


I dont think the GTA's are that bad at all.
Sure, the main thing that let them down (and many other Renaults of that era) are the electrical connections. Very cheap and poor connectors. Once you overhaul the entire electrical system as i did in my GTA, you have a very reliable car.
I like the fact that Renault built a Supercar (at that time), using just parts from their parts bin. R25, Fuego, Traffic, and Espace. Thus it used parts that were already proven in main stream vehicles.
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Postby BIG_MVS » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:49 pm

clee wrote:Hey Filippo ,you seem to be a bit angry with the world atm :? :cry: :wink:


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Postby phildini » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:52 am

clee wrote:Hey Filippo ,you seem to be a bit angry with the world atm :? :cry: :wink:


:lol: Yes Lee you are right. This is what the motortrade does to you. :lol:

Going back to German cars, I recall when Mercedes Benz denied all knowledge that their cars made from 97 to 2001 were rot boxes, also BMW 3 series from 1999 to 2002 with the large engine size the rear axle ripped off the bodywork and BMW denied all knowledge, and I have a lot more info if you like......

The japanese's at least in general if there is a common fault even years down the line, they will rectify the problem for free or extend the warranty on that particular part, which can cause a problem. Ask Tony Smith about his Jazz and what Honda did for absolute free of charge, even though the car was many years old and never serviced at a Honda dealer.

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