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: Opinions on personalised plates (in the UK...)


Ricky Lake
25th May 2004, 09:19 AM
So then, whats the view here? Is it bad taste to put a personal plate on a Saab? I've been thinking about it for a while and couldn't decide. I'm holding off for now as I'm currently out of work and can't get the missus to agree to me spending a few hundred quid on something we really don't need....

R.

BTW, its a bit rich for me (the reserve is 1,200) but I've noticed that A5 AAB is coming up for auction at the next DVLA auction on 7th July...obviously I wouldn't condone making it look a little like A SAAB (for the 3 series drivers who wonder what it is that has just gone past them...) http://www.dvla-som.co.uk/home/en/Auction/p/next

and was it anyone here who bought T165 AAB?

ragtopcav
25th May 2004, 09:31 AM
I'd have SAA 824V if it's still around. I'm not allowed to have V65 AAB as it makes [by virtue of the V prefix] my car look younger than it is. G3 DDY is available :cheesy: , i'd have that if I could afford it. Also C4 VVY is out there for sale to, that'd be fun on the old soft top.

I don't think they're bad taste but for me the ones i'd like are a bad use of finite personal resources [ok damned expensive]

2TURBOS
25th May 2004, 09:34 AM
Well, my "two-pence worth"

SWMBO's 9000 has a non dating UK plate, from my Morris Minor of old.(got to the stage where MOT failure was imminent & the plate was worth more than the car)

However... I do think that people who illegally space/alter their plates need to get a life!!!

("light the blue touch paper & retire to a safe distance")

Just my humble opinion of course.

M :wink:

Abbott 900
25th May 2004, 09:35 AM
I've got one on my vert which will be going with the car when I sell it, as I personally think it looks pretty good on the car... I paid 250 for it from the DVLA and that included the transfer fee and VAT... Plus I haven't had to move around any of the letters or numbers, so I'm not doing anything naughty either...

Stumpage
25th May 2004, 09:46 AM
Only one plate I'd ever have WOR 513 Y. 'WORSLEY' my surname in full. It's for sale at the moment and at 14000 it's just a bit out of my price range. :o

Ricky Lake
25th May 2004, 09:55 AM
One of the ones I've been toying with is RL04 ERO (which if I did the 'need to get a life bit' could sort of turn into RL 0 4ERO which is my intitials on a 93 aero....). Thoughts?

If I'm honest, the one I've always wanted (LAK 3Y) hasn't ever been released and the DVLA don't seem to want to, no matter how many emails I send them!!!!

R.

Saba
25th May 2004, 10:26 AM
Can't you guys just get what you want? Is there a format to follow or something? We can get anything (up to 13 alphanumeric characters) we want (provided it is not offensive and follows a few guidelines). I like "SAAAAAAAAAAB", but I don't want to spend a few hundred dollars to do it. :roll:

2TURBOS
25th May 2004, 10:29 AM
On a slightly more serious note...
The DVLA have someone who "filters out" the plates that could be, erm...controversial..

Sure you can think of a few!!

M :)

ps,
Saba,
You can get a variety of "personalised" plates here in the UK. However they still have to follow a certain format & spacing. (so you could not get "Richard" for example)
Plus some of them go for 100,000+ :o

Stuart
25th May 2004, 10:35 AM
On a slightly more serious note...
The DVLA have someone who "filters out" the plates that could be, erm...controversial..

Sure you can think of a few!!

M :) .

When I was looking for a plate for my 1991 900 Aero I very very nearly bought J1 SSM or J1 SMM - they were both available v. cheaply from DVLA but I didn't go through with it. My nickname used to be "spunky" - don't ask :oops:

2TURBOS
25th May 2004, 10:39 AM
When I was looking for a plate for my 1991 900 Aero I very very nearly bought J1 SSM or J1 SMM - they were both available v. cheaply from DVLA but I didn't go through with it. My nickname used to be "spunky" - don't ask

Obviously his dictionary was defficient!

M. :wink:

ViggenPilot
25th May 2004, 12:31 PM
That's too bad it's so expensive to get personalized plates for cars in the UK! It only cost me $10 to get "9-VIGGEN" on mine in Virginia, USA! ('01 Viggen Convertible, '03 9-5 Linear).

Just go to their website, pick the style of plate you want and type in what you want it to say in order to see if it's available. Pay online and a few days later it's in your mailbox.

My deepest sympathies.

Having said that, maybe if they were more expensive in the US, we wouldn't see so many silly plates.

Tomoose
25th May 2004, 12:38 PM
yea, it was 40 dollars for SPG-TRBO for me... Are you guys saying it can cost over a thousand pounds for a personalized lisense plate?

-Tom

ageybaby
25th May 2004, 12:41 PM
just lookin up a few priv plates on topgear the best 1 fer mine was ARU8Y .......BUT 5800 quid is a bit steep, :o :o maybe sum1 would be interested in R900UBY post 97 tho so no good fer me, only 324 quid :nono; :nono; :cheesy:

boxman
25th May 2004, 12:42 PM
as my surname is English i would like ENG115H so just for a laugh i searched the net and found it, great i thought until i looked at the price 125,000 pounds
:cry:
boxman :wink:

greenphotos
25th May 2004, 12:57 PM
There is a nice c900 in Odiham with the plate A900TBO 8)

nutcase
25th May 2004, 01:34 PM
If I ever got one for the 99 it would be:

RDC 99T (my initials)
NUT 99T or maybe
SAB 99T

Someone's already got SAA 899T - on a 900 What a waste!!!

Our county council is trying to decided wether to auction it's F1 plate. Wish they would then they might not have to up council tax payments for a year or two (yeah right!).

heli-saaber
25th May 2004, 01:49 PM
Someone around our way has SAA 8 - on a blue Ford Puma. What a waste!!!

Munki
25th May 2004, 02:13 PM
Our county council is trying to decided wether to auction it's F1 plate. Wish they would then they might not have to up council tax payments for a year or two (yeah right!).
They need the extra money to pay for clearing up all the dumped and burned out Escorts though don't they? :cheesy:

nutcase
25th May 2004, 02:49 PM
Nah, they just get nicked by the next level down the food chain.

James Bond
25th May 2004, 04:33 PM
I have L35 AAB - often thought of selling it, but I don't know...

SaabScott
25th May 2004, 07:29 PM
I've got mine! :cheesy:

garry
25th May 2004, 08:02 PM
We are currently bidding for a car which has 848Y as the last 4 characters in its plate 8) I do hope no-one else wants it. :D

mikej
26th May 2004, 03:56 AM
I sold my plate in January, it was

S44BVG or S44B V6 as it was on mine.