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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby bcr5784 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:03 pm

Braemar wrote:Great luggage suggestions from Matt fellow owner ... Cabin Zero soft flight bags .. 2* 44 litres


My wife would disagree. If you have stuff that you don't want to crease then you need something larger than cabin bags. Trouble is that almost all suitcases have wheels and are too deep for the front boot. As it happens we have a geriatric Samsonite suitcase which is shallow enough (no wheels though) - but they are vanishingly thin on the ground.
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby apex_mb » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:22 pm

Braemar wrote:Great luggage suggestions from Matt fellow owner ... Cabin Zero soft flight bags .. 2* 44 litres


They look great! Glad I measured accurately :Cheer

If I was just using one case, I'd be travelling extremely light - my wife would make sure she filled the case before I got a look in! :D
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby simontaylor » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:10 am

Braemar wrote:Great luggage suggestions from Matt fellow owner ... Cabin Zero soft flight bags .. 2* 44 litres


Defo better with 2 bags I think. Must be a lot easier than leaning over with a big heave suitcase. Looks to be much more space in A110 than a GTA, but then the GTA does have back seats.

Still not sure if I am tempted....just think it could turn out to be an expensive test drive.
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Re: New Alpine owners experiences and photos.

Postby reprs » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:31 pm

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reprs wrote:3100 miles now and all's well (apart from the cracked screen passenger side lower corner which I understand may be a stress fracture...waiting for a resolution).

I for one would appreciate any further update on this. Did the crack appear suddenly or gradually? Did you hit a pothole or anything? If it is a stress fracture, stress from what? I have experience of several TVRs with delaminated windscreens, always lower corner, due to the fact the windscreen was the stiffest part of the bodywork, and therefore took the the stress of body flex. I would not expect this to be the case with the Alpine, but it does sound odd.


Apparently the crack was caused by "an issue with the fitment caused by excess aluminium". Windscreen was replaced last week and different glue used but no "excess aluminium" modifications. Checked this morning after 200 miles and......it's cracked again!
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby stephendell » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:01 pm

That’s not good :-(
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Re: New Alpine owners experiences and photos.

Postby Griff500 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:36 pm

reprs wrote:Apparently the crack was caused by "an issue with the fitment caused by excess aluminium". Windscreen was replaced last week and different glue used but no "excess aluminium" modifications. Checked this morning after 200 miles and......it's cracked again!

Anybody have a route into Alpine? I think we need a response on this.
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby clee » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:00 pm

It's not complicated.....They are aware of the problem so you take it back and tell them to fix it properly .....I wouldn't have accepted it back if they hadn't addressed the issue both parties were aware of....I'm used to seeing bodges on the old cars but :MoreSarc
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby eastlmark » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:33 pm

is this a RHD only issue?
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby Griff500 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:45 pm

eastlmark wrote:is this a RHD only issue?


No. It has been known about on the French FAR site for some months now, as has the theory that it is due to a protruding seam. All the more worrying that in this case the fix hasn't worked, or maybe hasn't been implemented correctly by the dealer.
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby grassyknoll » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:37 am

Did 2000 miles through the pyrenees. West to East Spanish side. East to West French side coast to coast "off piste". Some hard mountain roads, cannot adequately describe how awesome the Alpine was, windscreen intact !!

On roads usually closed due to snow at this time of year, so only saw one car on the twisties, and it was a landy doing maintenance!

The sat nav with tolls off found some amazing roads, all I had to do was choose mountain villages as my destination. No music required... red button and paddles all that is needed, hours and hours of epic fun.

Visited the factory on the way back, the "yellow vests" appreciated the alpine on the way; got waved through nearly every road block ! The factory recommended I work through a French alpine distributor if I wanted to talk to them about retrofitting reversing camera, infotainment update etc

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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby Custard » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:44 pm

Yes it is pretty awesome around there found the Spanish side better, even fewer cars and better tarmac and the fuel is a lot cheaper, is your car left hand drive but believe it or not there are even better roads than that by far not that far away which could push you and the car to the limit.
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby olliep » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:40 pm

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Gone to north scotland in mine. Just hit 4000 miles on the clock.
The bad news i now have a crack started on the other side of the front screen to match....
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby reprs » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:46 pm

olliep wrote:
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Gone to north scotland in mine. Just hit 4000 miles on the clock.
The bad news i now have a crack started on the other side of the front screen to match....


I’m on 5100 miles and the good news is the crack doesn’t seem to get any bigger! The first one didn’t either.

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