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Post by ade and liz flint » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:34 am

Thanks all - getting ready to attack both cars with buckets, sponges and hose later on!
PerryGunn wrote:Congratulations, I'm pleased that she was in the condition that you were led to believe

Did you let Liz drive her or did you hog the drive home :lol:
She was probably better than expected, with the exceptions being an area of 'flat paint' on the N/S/F splitter (I'll have a go at that, but if unsuccsessful put it into my trusted paint shop) and the mixed rear tyres :? which I'm in-process of sorting out. I knew she was on Pirellis, and in all honesty they were fine even at the limit, and none too noisy or harsh. So, I will have some decent 'emergency spare' rubber :wink:

The interior is near-mint, a concern with the pale Lavalina, but there is just a bit of discoloration/dirt on the drivers door pull Lavalina, but that will come out easily enough. The rear seat back ALPINA roundels still have the protective covers on them, and the seats look unused :shock:

Liz had a longer test drive than I, but I drove all the way home. I did offer Liz a section of the drive as we split it into 3 with a couple of coffee/loo stops, but she wanted to 're-aquaint herself' with #168: and guess what? She doesn't want to sell her, now :lol: Liz will do a long section of the run from Swindon through the A40 next week to get a better feel for #285.
Current:
E91 B3SBiturbo #127
981 Porsche Cayman GTS
Focus STline dog wagon

Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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Post by neil » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:03 pm

Non-Twitter Congrats ;)

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Post by ade and liz flint » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:40 pm

neil wrote:Non-Twitter Congrats ;)
Cheers: on both counts :wink: Always knew Liz would make positive use of her Twitter account :lol:
Current:
E91 B3SBiturbo #127
981 Porsche Cayman GTS
Focus STline dog wagon

Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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Post by paulbraden2010 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:49 pm

Lovely car Ade and jam sure that by heed of today will look better than showroom condition.

Regards

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Post by ade and liz flint » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:09 pm

paulbraden2010 wrote:Lovely car Ade and jam sure that by heed of today will look better than showroom condition.
Cheers, Paul! We'll give it a try! :lol:
Current:
E91 B3SBiturbo #127
981 Porsche Cayman GTS
Focus STline dog wagon

Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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Post by ollieebmw » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:25 pm

Greetings....

What can I say ....I WANT ONE I WANT ONE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZhcWPShIj4

As I said above...I WANT ONE NOW
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Post by ade and liz flint » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:33 pm

ollieebmw wrote:Greetings....

What can I say ....I WANT ONE I WANT ONE
So did we, and amazingly we got one! 8) Just shows what can happen if you make a plan :D That's a cool video :cool:

BTW, to all who contacted me during the past few days: apologies for the poor response. My 'smartphone' became very 'unsmart' as it bricked itself on Friday morning...so I was trying to respond to you on a really crappy old Samsung loan phone with no user instructions and a text/messaging system I cannot get my head around! :o
Current:
E91 B3SBiturbo #127
981 Porsche Cayman GTS
Focus STline dog wagon

Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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Post by Bri-E » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:13 pm

Congrats Ade and Liz on the new beast can't wait for piccies and hopefully see it in the metal at a meet.
Enjoy the cleaning to your high standard !! :D
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Post by D3orbust » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:53 pm

ade and liz flint wrote:
ollieebmw wrote:Greetings....

What can I say ....I WANT ONE I WANT ONE
So did we, and amazingly we got one! 8) Just shows what can happen if you make a plan
Wow how patronising, good luck with the car. I hope Autocar didn't mis-treat it too much.
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Post by ade and liz flint » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:32 pm

D3orbust wrote:Wow how patronising, good luck with the car. I hope Autocar didn't mis-treat it too much.
Really? I think you read to much into it, perhaps as it suits you to. We made a plan: it succeeded....and here we are. Patronising we don't do; nor chippyness. Just treat everyone as one would wish to be treated oneself: if one can't, keep out is my motto and if one hasn't anything good to say, don't.

They didn't, so no worries.
Current:
E91 B3SBiturbo #127
981 Porsche Cayman GTS
Focus STline dog wagon

Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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Post by KW 355 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:25 pm

Congratulations on the purchase of a lovely car :D

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Post by E24man » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:42 pm

No pics yet ?

Shoddy thread :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by zedwheels » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:25 pm

A new adventure begins. :D Pics asap please....

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Post by V2RBY » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:44 pm

Such a nice car - I'm envious :)

I remember when the B3S came out and with the bump in horsepower to 400 and basically faster than an M3 in the real world.
I made a special trip to Sytner just to see it :drool

Congrats on the purchase :clap:

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Post by ali » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:24 pm

Congrats on the new steed.

How do the seats compare against the D3? Any better?
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