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Private plate opinions

Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by Kaibo, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Kaibo
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    [Oct 17, 2013]
    I'm after getting a private plate on the car (a3 8p V6) to finish the look off, I want to narrow it, so the idea is to go prefix style with 5 digits. Now what do you think I should go for, something related to the car/model, something about me, like my name/initials, or something random, stupid or funny, maybe something that just looks good to the eye? I'd rather not look like a c*+k or a pretentious snob.
    Ideas welcome.

    Cheers Kai
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    [Oct 17, 2013]
    depends what you are after really. I was never really interested in private plates until recently. I wouldnt get a silly plate if you take your car seriously. Personally i think you are best getting one that is relative to you that way you can keep it forever instead of selling it on with the car .. My plate is R90 STL (first initial,year of birth and then abbreviation of surname) might give you some food for thought.. :think:
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    I bought two, one for me, and a matching one for my wife. (NT0 4 JSO, JS0 4 NTO) I have never liked those which, if they're in italic, and if you squint, and if it's foggy, might make up a word or name, like a 4 trying to look like an A, or an 8 for a B, etc, but if you choose carefully, and search the options on the DVLA web site, you could get something that suits you well; A3 and initials, or V6 initials. Cool!! Good luck.
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    Last car had C19PRA on it, and thankfully the gy who bought the car bought the plate.

    This time around we have bought a plate that as personal meaning, and we can keep for life.
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    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    All my cars have private plates, it's a personal choice really, but not for everyone!
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    [Oct 17, 2013]
    Thanks for the responses, all very different really but with 1 theme in common, basically it's down to my personal choice, I've got so many listed now, I'll have to Whittle them down and have a good long think, does the plate stay with me or the car, that'll be the deciding factor.
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    [Oct 17, 2013]
    I bought A16 VVX as I have always owned a 16v Vauxhall.

    My Audi came with A2 UTT but no idea the significance as the guys name was Mark lol
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    [Oct 18, 2013]
    I have a private plate on my car which was bought for me by my ex, it says my name and is not relative to the car at all.
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    [Oct 18, 2013]
    One piece of advice, if you see a plate you want always check the DVLA site for it first. A lot of websites will advertise them, then just buy it from DVLA and sell it to you at a mark up
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    [Oct 18, 2013]
    I have a private plate which relates to me and i think they're fine, but only if they are done correctly otherwise it looks naff.

    I dont like it when people use different spacing or change where the bolts are to make letters look different. Plus its not allowed but The Fed's turn a blind eye normally!
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    the cops don't seem to bother their ar$es but i've heard the MOT people do. mate at work had a plate w/ the NUFC crests on - all bought legit etc, but they complained about visibility - heard they're more likely to enforce that spacing thing too. still see 'em on the roads though, so i guess it might just be a case of who you go to, or whether they got any the night before etc.
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    When my wife's went for the MOT, we stuck legit ones on, then after the test, put our own back on.
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