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Personalised Number Plates

Reguarding personalised numberplates  

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  1. 1. Reguarding personalised numberplates

    • I have one on my own [personal] vehicle
      15
    • I have one on my work vehicle [self employed]
      7
    • I would like one
      12
    • I think they are silly
      9
    • I think they are a waste of money
      14
    • Other (please specify below)
      5


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Apache

Ladies and Gents

A bit of fun for a Saturday night. Was having a conversation with the gf today and personalised number plates came up. We had differing views, so I thought I would throw it out to you guys and see what the consensus is*

:D

*I don't actually expect a consensus

Feel free to expand on your answers below! :D

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Mr Smith

from a psychology point of view

mr smith finds that

as a rule

people with personalised number plates are making up for a deficiency in another part of their psyche

the exception to this is businesses

who have personalised numbers for their fleet

be they one or one hundred in number

mr smith

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Badger

yes pache it was me who has voted i own a private plate on my own car :innocent ive had it since about 2004 and transferred it to my second car in that few years, i have my initials and my month and date of birth, on it :P

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NozSpark

I don't have one and can never see myself getting one..

Proper personalised plates I can see a point of, however these "new(ish)" ones being issued by the DVLA seem to be pointless,, they just make you look twice at a car thinking that car is never that old... other than that they mean nothing!

However,,,,

about 30 years or so ago my father had a van with the number plate,,,,

HEK 240V

he was a market gardener and back then we didn't see any relevance in the plate; private ones were the "proper" ones! but now I think it would suit my van

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kme

OOOOH.

I`se got one, on me van.

It were a birthday pressy from Mrs. KME, consisting of the initial of my surname, day of birth (tomorrow, as it `appens :)), and the business` commonly used initials - KME.

There is a photo of it here somewhere on the forum........hang on a mo.......

Couldn`t find the blinkin original post-----

IMG_0080-1.jpg

ME ;)

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PC Electrics

I voted waste of money.

I prefer my cars to have real substance, not just be a superficial style statement that couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding.

In my younger days my rally car was also my road car. To most it just looked like another old Avenger. But it could out accelerate a Porsche and out handle just about any road car available at the time.

Unfortunately, these days i have 3 blood sucking leeches (aka wife and kids) depleting my wallet, so that XK-R is out of reach!

Oh, to be able to go rallying again! those halogen days.

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SPECIAL LOCATION
.....To most it just looked like another old Avenger. But it could out accelerate a Porsche and out handle just about any road car available at the time.......

Any photos PC?

:)O)

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Evans Electric

I was offered plates with my initials on for

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Evans Electric
I voted waste of money.

I prefer my cars to have real substance, not just be a superficial style statement that couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding.

In my younger days my rally car was also my road car. To most it just looked like another old Avenger. But it could out accelerate a Porsche and out handle just about any road car available at the time.

Unfortunately, these days i have 3 blood sucking leeches (aka wife and kids) depleting my wallet, so that XK-R is out of reach!

Oh, to be able to go rallying again! those halogen days.

Was that the spotlights or did you mean "Halcyon days" ? :)

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castlehill

I voted for I have 1, it's not a personalised plate as the initials on it mean nothing to me, I just liked the combination. However what it is is what I consider to be a proper plate its very old and non age related (Three letters 3 consequitive numbers). I picked it up 20+ years ago for buttons and have no intention of ever selling it, it's not used to hide the age of my car either as it's quite obviously not a current model.

Once when trying to get insurance the number came up as being registered to a lambretta, broker jokingly said you seen to have carried out a lot of mods saying as I was insuring an Impreza Turbo (back in 1995).

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Riggy

Pity you can only vote for one option.

I have one on the van: R16GY*, on my wife's car: E*** JOY, and on my car. However I acknowledge they are silly, and a waste of money!

I've wasted lots of money in my life, on lots of silly things, that's maybe why I smile a lot.

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Badger
Pity you can only vote for one option.

I have one on the van: R16GY*, on my wife's car: E*** JOY, and on my car. However I acknowledge they are silly, and a waste of money!

I've wasted lots of money in my life, on lots of silly things, that's maybe why I smile a lot.

i disagree bad day explode i think they are nice to have to me it makes me think more of my vehicle (making it more special) knowing i have my dob and initials on it,

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Badger

CAM1_2010-06-2707-01-03_90257.jpg

this is mine again from our ptz cctv camera ;):^O

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sellers

It depends how you look at it. They aren't really a waste of money because they don't really lose any value and if you find a good one you can make on it. I'll be getting one for my van soon.

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Theorysparky

I have a personalised plate on the Jag

birthday present from the family

waste of money ,,,,,,maybe

but when the car has been cleaned, polished it looks the dogs billocks

and no-one can tell the age !!!!!

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Badger

so would anyone like to guess the real age of my car then seens as its got an s plate on a brand new style astra :^O

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sellers

07

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Andy™

dont have any private plates, and probably wont bother with one either

someone i know has private plates on most of his vehicles (all ending with same 3 letters)

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batty

I will never have one give the government another in tax already and won't give them anymore money if I can help it.

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Badger
07

close but not correct down as in not newer ;)

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sellers

56?? Do I win a full CCTV install for my house where I can view all my camera's on a special james bond stlye watch?

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Badger
56?? Do I win a full CCTV install for my house where I can view all my camera's on a special james bond stlye watch?

nope and nope :^O

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Admin

Well, My take on them is that MOST people only want them because they want to hide the true age of their vehicle.

Not that I see any point in that. But there again, I accept people as they are.

ALL of the coach companies that I have worked for, over the Years, did it for exactly this reason.

:D

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Admin
Well, My take on them is that MOST people only want them because they want to hide the true age of their vehicle.

Not that I see any point in that. But there again, I accept people as they are.

ALL of the coach companies that I have worked for, over the Years, did it for exactly this reason.

:D

And, according to a Poll done by Patch, all male drivers who have a personalised registration Plate - Have small Willies. Especially those that drive a Silver Car. ROTFWL

Sorry Guys, I couldn't resist.

:run:popcorn

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Badger
And, according to a Poll done by Patch, all male drivers who have a personalised registration Plate - Have small Willies. Especially those that drive a Silver Car. ROTFWL

Sorry Guys, I couldn't resist.

:run:popcorn

:red cardX(X(

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