New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby JohnH » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:52 pm

I seem to be having the same rattling issues as others have mentioned - mainly on the passenger door. If I lean over and press gently on the metal part it stops but not very helpful on a long drive...

Drivers side door also rattles to a lesser extent but still a bit annoying.

A couple of other small niggles:

- the electrochromic rear view mirror seems to permanently darkened which makes seeing out the back even more challenging than the letter box already allows.

- the car always starts with the audio mode on 'aux' and emits a buzzing static noise until I manually switch to bluetooth - even if I don't want any audio playing.

Have an appointment with Alpine West London in a few days but if anyone has resolved the above issues I'd be grateful for any input!
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby bcr5784 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:36 pm

I'm sure that Andy at Alpine West London will be able to sort out your door rattles - it's a well known problem with a well known fix. The other things are new to me. Andy is an enthusiast and knowledgable so if you work with him I'm sure he' ll do his very best to get to the bottom other issues.
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby JohnH » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:00 pm

Thanks for the quick reply - that's good to know.

Otherwise - mechanically everything else has been fine (for the first 500 miles at least) - and that's driving through some pretty atrocious weather in the last month!

Just realised I had rudely forgotten to upload a photo before launching into a bunch of questions. As I'm pretty sure you all know what an Alpine looks like - here is mine with a small modification...

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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby cloudburst » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:57 pm

That is no small modification! Lol

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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby LMS » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:21 am

Ha I couldn’t work out what the mod was but I knew it was at the front.

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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby JohnH » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:17 pm

I think I prefer it with the four headlights - without them it just looks like a generic sports car from a racing game!
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby eastlmark » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:29 pm

JohnH wrote:Thanks for the quick reply - that's good to know.

Otherwise - mechanically everything else has been fine (for the first 500 miles at least) - and that's driving through some pretty atrocious weather in the last month!

Just realised I had rudely forgotten to upload a photo before launching into a bunch of questions. As I'm pretty sure you all know what an Alpine looks like - here is mine with a small modification...

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not an official option is it? looks like a lot of work involved!
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby JohnH » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:39 pm

eastlmark wrote:not an official option is it? looks like a lot of work involved!


Only about 10 mins in photoshop - has less of an impact on my warranty ;)
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby darrenbiggs » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:36 pm

Hmm without the extra headlamps it looks too much like an mr2 to me.
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby eastlmark » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:36 am

JohnH wrote:
eastlmark wrote:not an official option is it? looks like a lot of work involved!


Only about 10 mins in photoshop - has less of an impact on my warranty ;)


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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby JonT » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:59 pm

I think the 4 headlight look adds a lot to the identity of the car. I also wouldn't want to be without the driving lights at night, they're bloody awesome!
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby JohnH » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:17 pm

JonT wrote:I think the 4 headlight look adds a lot to the identity of the car. I also wouldn't want to be without the driving lights at night, they're bloody awesome!


Why stop at 4 - let's have a full rally spec front end!

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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby LMS » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:15 am

perhaps they are saving that for a GT4 release...
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby JohnH » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:44 pm

bcr5784 wrote:I'm sure that Andy at Alpine West London will be able to sort out your door rattles - it's a well known problem with a well known fix. The other things are new to me. Andy is an enthusiast and knowledgable so if you work with him I'm sure he' ll do his very best to get to the bottom other issues.


Andy and the team @ Alpine West London did indeed fix the door rattling!

The AUX audio mode static/buzzing noise appears to be consistent with other Alpines so has just been noted and passed on to HQ. Maybe there'll be a future fix if enough people highlight it as an issue.

The dark rear view mirror issue was resolved too - it was simply flipped into manual dim mode (I don't have the electrochromic version) and I'd been driving the first 500+ miles with it set wrong. Yes I am an idiot.
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Re: New Alpine A110 owners experiences and photos.

Postby AndyRC » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:59 am

JohnH wrote:
JonT wrote:I think the 4 headlight look adds a lot to the identity of the car. I also wouldn't want to be without the driving lights at night, they're bloody awesome!


Why stop at 4 - let's have a full rally spec front end!

alpine_mod2.jpg



Very nice. Has anyone fitted a pair of Cibie spot lights yet similar to the original cars ?
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