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#31 Nipz

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 04:50 PM

Well I can't make up my mind either.

My initials PGO and my Partners are SFO so I could get PG04 SFO which would be good for us and only 245 but for that I could get better alloys or the illuminated interior pack . . . and would anyone else realise that it was a Personal Plate?


nope. looks like u got a car built in 2004!

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:12 PM

nope. looks like u got a car built in 2004!


Only to dumb ppl who don't know when the mk7 was launched.

If you like the reg, get it, some are less obvious than others, some try way too hard. M99 KEP falls into the trying too hard category imo.

I got R111 DAA for 250, it's my online nickname, which in turn is to do with the word 'Rider' (As in Knight) if others do not recognise this - that's of no concern to me, it was a great deal - and makes it very easy to remember my VRN.

Michael, I would contemplate a bit more and see if you can twig a nice reg to do with something you enjoy doing perhaps rather than a name based plate. Remember illegally spacing a VRN has long since been an offense and currently carries a > 1000 fine and points iirc. If i were you I'd use the money to find or colour code yer bumpers

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:13 PM

Yea, it looks like the car was made in 2004.

If your going to get one get probably an old style one.. that way they will KNOW its a private reg.

I could of had FT08 JAR or EF57 JAR but Y100 looks so much better.

Try and get something layed out like this:

[LETTER][NUMBER][NUMBER][NUMBER] [SPACE] [LETTER][LETTER][LETTER]

Get a number like 100 or 99 or if you can afford a single number (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) go for that... be aware that '1' is VERY expencive lol. the less characters the more expensive...

However the above format should set you back no more than 500 and looks nice if dchosen wisely!

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:16 PM

http://dvlaregistrat...m...p;x=62&y=17



Take a look at them!


P3 PGO has a nice sound to it when you read it out and is only 245!!

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:20 PM

Only to dumb ppl who don't know when the mk7 was launched.


Hope that wasnt a dig at me!

I wouldnt get a personal plate unless it was clearly read by everybody.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:41 PM

Hope that wasnt a dig at me!


Nope - and I assume you'd never actually think hmm, that mk7 must have been made in 2004 :lol:

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 06:26 PM

Nope - and I assume you'd never actually think hmm, that mk7 must have been made in 2004 :lol:


lol not until i see an 04 plate :lol: lol

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 06:31 PM

Benjamin Andrew Workman - B4 WRK (300 all in)

JOB DONE!!

Personal to me, its my car! I dont care what other people think, my friends and family will relate to what it means so of course its worth it.

If you can afford it, you want it, seeing a combination of characters means something to you then go for it!!

Its called a "personal" number plate afterall ;)

Ben


P.s. Private/Personal... whatever. lol

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 07:49 PM

I'd say good call. I agree with what's been said about going with the older style plates - it's more obvious that it's a personal plate then.

Hmmm - I'm now sizing up T77 DSC which is the other half's first initial, my lucky number and then my initials. I think with the 77 (or maybe 777...) it's obvious that it's personal - thoughts?

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:05 PM

I was thinking of personalised plates but I want the year of the car included and I'm not sure if I am changing my initials (divorcee) I wouldnt mind keeping the first 4 digits/letters so it would be L*09 JAN but that looks like the year Jan 09! :lol:

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 09:55 PM

You missed mine out! Do you get the point of mine?! Pretty self explanatory I think!

E10 FTS. Yeah I get the point! I would definitely know its a private plate if I saw it on the road, but I probably wouldnt see it as ELofts, because I wouldnt know it was you! First thing that springs to mind is E10 Flats, leading me to think you live in a flat in E10. but maybe i'm a nut-case! lol

Says who?

It's a rectangular plate with numbers and letters. No plate makes a car look better. In fact, I pity all car designers who have to design cars with these monstrosities in mind. As Jonny said, it's a vanity thing and I'm slightly worried as we've agreed on something. :ph34r:

To answer the original question, total waste of money in my opinion.

Let's be honest, if you want your name on your car (again, I don't know why anyone would), do what they did in the 80's and get a green screen sunvisor and print your name on it, then everyone will know whos car it is.


Well maybe you're a bit like me Keith lol! Except you have more cars :(

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#42 Michael P

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:45 PM

I now have new factors to consider, which i shall put into practice when looking

the main one being that it has to actually look recognisable to anyone, and i shall test you on it if i find one!

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:54 PM

Yea, it looks like the car was made in 2004.

If your going to get one get probably an old style one.. that way they will KNOW its a private reg.

I could of had FT08 JAR or EF57 JAR but Y100 looks so much better.

Try and get something layed out like this:

[LETTER][NUMBER][NUMBER][NUMBER] [SPACE] [LETTER][LETTER][LETTER]

Get a number like 100 or 99 or if you can afford a single number (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) go for that... be aware that '1' is VERY expencive lol. the less characters the more expensive...

However the above format should set you back no more than 500 and looks nice if dchosen wisely!


I've had an old plate transferred to my new Fiesta and it's laid out exactly like that. The letters don't really carry much meaning for me but it has triple 8's which is meant to be lucky. :)

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:54 PM

instead of looking for your name or surname why not get your initials as the last 3 letters?

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 11:06 PM

instead of looking for your name or surname why not get your initials as the last 3 letters?



Well it would be personalised, but it wouldnt mean anything to anybody except maybe your family

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