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  1. fabpack United Kingdom

    fabpack Active Member

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    Did any of you guys also buy any of the 14 reg plates released to day by DVLA?

    I managed to get my surname but with the 4 making an A so well pleased.
     
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    So which one did you get?

    Loving words, I tried to think of a few that matched exactly but struggled :confused:

    SH14TZU is one for dog lovers
    AV14TOR for a pilot

    And then cheated on word search and found

    AM14BLE :)

    Now seeing tons when missing a letter

    TR14LS /a/b/c/etc

    TR14DS for someone very brave

    TR14GE for a nurse

    MM14OWS for cat people

    OP14TES for drug dealers

    One of my favourites AF14SCO for Nominet

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    bonusmedia Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    It's fun to look at these, but if I ever got one I would be laughed out of the pub. Some of them cost more than my car...
     
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    OPI4TES? :lol: That'll turn a few heads!
     
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    Its a bit mental that the DVLA sell these as 'premium' plates... yet the only way to actually use them is either misrepresent letters, add screws or bolts to change laters, or illegally space them. Which will all lead to a fine and potentially the plate being revoked if you get caught more than once :D

    Personally, I think they look awful. I can't really think of a good reason to have one.

    Hiding the age of your car? That just looks like you're embarrassed you're driving an old wreck.

    Putting your name or surname? That just looks like you're vain, you want everyone to notice you.

    Using a car name like "BMW 1" or whatever? A bit pointless, we all knew it was a BMW anyway.
     
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    They all cost more than my old banger is worth :lol:

     
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    There's been talk of a crack down on incorrectly spaced plates for a while and I believe that an incorrectly spaced number plate is, or will be made, an MOT fail. I cannot be sure though. Despite this I still see a large number of incorrectly spaced plates in use.

    The right plate can enhance a nice car. I had a rather witty, correctly spaced, '57 plate on two different high value cars a few years ago (one after the other) and I often witnessed people read it and smile or even take photographs. The plate was spotted and mentioned on various forums. At the time it was fun and made two nice cars a little bit more unique.

    That doesn't make sense to me. I own my YoB + initials as a plate and when I have it on a car it makes remembering the plate very easy. It will never age because my YoB and initials won't change.

    Those ones aren't my thing. How about "Y 5AVE" on a Bentley or "YE5 1 CAN" on an Aston Martin? In the past I've seen both. Clever but of course incorrectly spaced.
     
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    It is an MOT fail legally. In fact the ONLY road legal number plates require the name and postcode of the supplier in small writing on the bottom, which is of a company who are DVLA registered and only make plates to the British Standard. Thus even number plates made to the correct standards, but do not carry the manufacturers details are also technically illegal. People will swap the plates nice and easy for the MOT.

    If you display a number plate spaced incorrectly you can at worst have it taken from you.

    Its a shame that it only tends to be younger drivers, or drivers of standard cars that get pulled for it, you see so many sports/luxury cars with incorrect spacing and seem to have no problems.

    In my opinion look stupid/cheap incorrectly spaced.
     
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    It is an MOT fail... but no doubt all these people just kept a legal set and swapped them over for the MOT. It would take 2 minutes and even I could do it :)


    I don't feel that it would have enhanced the look of the car in any way, regardless of how 'witty' you thought it was. At least with some crappy mods it can easily be undone pre-sale though so no big deal either way if its legally spaced etc.

    imo anyone saying 'its easy to remember' is just looking for an excuse for putting a vain plate on a car. How can it be hard to remember a car number plate, or why would you even have to? Email yourself a few pics and if the car gets pinched you can hand them to the cops, they'll even have the plate on them :)


    Personal preference here... but imo both of those look horrendous. They aren't funny, they don't tell you anything of value... I'm struggling to see why you'd want them.

    Quote from Amir Khan, I'm not going to link to the article as I detest these type of plates so they're not getting a link out of it :D

    A pair of plates he's boasting about, that are absolutely worthless unless you do something illegal with them. If you don't turn that 6 or 8 into a B... then I'd love to hear his reasoning for owning them.

    Actually 2 seconds of Googling shows it illegally spaced:

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  11. invincible

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    They might. Some aren't easy to remove because they're screwless.

    Some liked it, others drove up behind or beside and took photos. Others came and chatted. I purchased it because I felt it showed some creativity and individuality beyond the actual car. Is it much different to a designer item of clothing or a T-Shirt with a large textual statement on the front? Obviously there can only be one of any plate.

    Have you never parked a car at a hotel, or elsewhere, gone in and they've asked you for your number plate so the parking is added to the bill or gratis? I have. Some people have several cars and change their cars more than once a year. It helps to have a memorable plate in those cases.

    Both demonstrate that someone thought of something apt. Not everyone will appreciate it.

    The boxing ones are both poor examples of plates and they wouldn't interest me.
     
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