Ever since i've owned this Audi (6 months and i've named her Audrey) and contacted the main dealer for parts they have all ways had trouble recognizing my reg number on their computer. Having some spare time to day (no difference to any other day really.) I thought I'd phone Audi UK and ask them why this is and if there is any recalls or any thing out standing. Audi UK was unable to find my reg plate on their data base, he said this could be because the car is over 10 years old. I gave him the VIN number and He said the reg plate for my car should be R747 FDM not R89 YTU. It would appear I have a private plate. I phoned my Grandad who bought the car when it was just over a year old and asked him about the plate. He said he has never fitted a private plate to the car and knows nothing about it. I guess the point of this is to try and work out why someone would fit a private plate to a new car and not take it with them. Also is there word or something in lettering if spaced differently or modified. A couple of my friends have private plates that dont really mean any thing untill you change the spacing or change them slightly. Example, P8RNO (Porno), S7UT (****), J13MWR (J BMW R). But i can't work out what this says, if any thing or even why any one would change to a private plate on a new car and not take it with them?