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    Hi Bazzamac.
    Soooo. Do we have a challenge comparison between a girl in an old A110 and you in the new?
    Up and down Mt Buffalo? ...and yeah.. no contest...
    Make a great magazine article and video.
    Maybe with a drone courtesy of Bee grade videos?

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    I'll be interested to hear your assessment of the DSG.

    And specifically if you see it as weakness in the dynamics of the vehicle.
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    IMHO no weaknesses with DSG vehicle dynamics.
    Just the romantic notion of driver involvement and idealism of a manual.
    Wife and I have a totally manual collection, so maybe an auto has its place
    in the scheme of things, especially as we age...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve K View Post
    Hi Bazzamac.
    Soooo. Do we have a challenge comparison between a girl in an old A110 and you in the new?
    Up and down Mt Buffalo? ...and yeah.. no contest...
    Make a great magazine article and video.
    Maybe with a drone courtesy of Bee grade videos?
    If Caroline in the blue A110 is at the Rutherglen Classic February 2019 with Jeff Bee and his drone, and me in the new A110, it's a date. Perhaps a good article for Mille Miles magazine with Sonja as the wordsmith - she did such a good job writing up our Alpine adventures in the Victorian Alps for the magazine and other news outlets.
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    Default New Alpine A110 Its Here

    It is finally here!

    Got a chance to get my bum in one at Motorclassica today.

    Love the seats and the steering wheel and the paddles are at your finger tips, loved the blue colour.

    Still don't like centre screen, but thats a small price to pay for such a nice car.
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    Stick your bum in it and feel the blood rush upstairs to the brain.
    ...and kaboom! RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.
    Don't even have to drive one...
    So get your bum to Motorclassica this weekend.
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    Better get your order in soon as half the initial allocation has sold already! https://www.caradvice.com.au/694449/...ion-australia/

    New Alpine - will we really see one on the road?-alpine-a110-sales.jpg

    And in an ambitious challenge to Porsche https://www.caradvice.com.au/694621/...0-porsche-718/
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    Got to see the Alpine in person and wow.

    Wonderful wonderful car.

    I have always dreamt of owning a 911 (since a kid) but the original A110 was also a wonderful car that I would like to own.

    The new one captures it's spirit in a lovely, modern way.
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    I think this is the most critical piece I have read so far, but don't forget Pommy motoring writers have a jaundiced eye when it comes to all things French and they are also properly pissed off that Caterham dropped the ball on the joint development of what has become the new Alpine A110. Lotus is no longer British owned, Aston Martin are using AMG engines in the DB11, no wonder the Poms are a bit snakey!
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    Sooo.... how does it stack up against a Mc Laren??

    Well, sort of alongside one.

    Check out you tube.
    Autocar A110 V Mclaren 570.
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    Default First drive in Australia !!

    Hi
    The SMH Drive in Saturdays paper has a report on the Alpine A110. "Is this the best sports car you've never heard of ? " A drive in the Targa High Country rally ! Sounds like they liked it
    Read the full version at drive .com.au
    Enjoy Jaahn

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    Read that. Lovely car if you could take the roof off
    Wonder how it compares to a Lotus Elise? I think they are in the same price range?
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    Must agree with the bit:- New Alpine - will we really see one on the road?-dsc05971.jpg Easy in, easy out?

    "The Alpine sits very low to the road, providing a terrific low centre of gravity which requires crouching and contorting to get inside the cabin. But once inside there is a surprising amount of room all around"

    Still, if they could remove the ventilation control surround on the bottom of the dash that stuck into my left knee, I may have put down my deposit. I loved the car.
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    Haven't had a chance to sit in an Alpine but i find it easy to get into an Elise @ 181cm. Suppose if you are much taller it would be a squeeze?
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