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Vanity plates

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Kent Wang, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    One of my neighbours has a Porshe with the license plate "UWANKER". It always gets me when I see it. It would look ridiculous on a lesser car, but on his Porshe it fits nicely.
    There's a Jaguar I see locally every once in a while, with plates reading "JAGOFF".

    Also, saw this one the other day, had to take a picture:

    [​IMG]

    Based on the music coming out of the window before he parked, I'm guessing he paid a couple of hundred bucks to tell people he really likes Nickelback.
     
  2. Memphis

    Memphis Senior member

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    You mean unlike Audi, which puts the damn Quattro badge everywhere?

    Jon.


    haha, basically yes [​IMG]
     
  3. Pink22m

    Pink22m Senior member

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    I know I have seen some Passat's with the 4motion badge on the right rear of the vehicle.

    I recall once seeing a vanity plate on Mercedes CLK 430 that said, "HIM8NTZ"

    I also recall a vanity plate on a red Mazda Miata that said, "DO ME"
     
  4. Pink22m

    Pink22m Senior member

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    By the way, how much do these vanity plates typically cost?
     
  5. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    A6MTYPE0 on a Mitsubishi.

    Best. Vanity. Plate. Ever.

    i don't get it.
     
  6. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    By the way, how much do these vanity plates typically cost?

    i think in california they're about $100, but you also have to pay extra to renew them. i'm not sure though.
     
  7. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    By the way, how much do these vanity plates typically cost?

    It completely depends on the state (in the US). I remember growing up in Washington and they were very expensive. Here in Maryland they are only $50/year or something (total). Virginia was even cheaper (35?).

    bob
     
  8. vc2000

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    My key man policy restricts me from having vanity plates. The insurer (a Berkshire Hathaway company) feels accidents happen with high profile activities like vanity plates. Not sure that I would have vanity plate anyway but I find this highly ironic as Warren Buffet sports vanity plates on his (used) Lincoln Town Car that pronounce "Thrifty." His daughter gave him the plates apparently for a Dad that had everything.

    http://business.missouri.edu/1249/default.aspx

    No I haven't tried the Buffett angle with my insurer. I hope they forget about me and stop raising my rates. My pilots and license and scuba certification give them fits.
     
  9. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    My key man policy restricts me from having vanity plates. The insurer (a Berkshire Hathaway company) feels accidents happen with high profile activities like vanity plates. Not sure that I would have vanity plate anyway but I find this highly ironic as Warren Buffet sports vanity plates on his (used) Lincoln Town Car that pronounce "Thrifty." His daughter gave him the plates apparently for a Dad that had everything.

    http://business.missouri.edu/1249/default.aspx

    No I haven't tried the Buffett angle with my insurer. I hope they forget about me and stop raising my rates. My pilots and license and scuba certification give them fits.

    That seems odd, better that than a membership to the Homemade Aircraft Club and Rube Goldberg Memorial Ramshackle Diving Equipment Society...
     
  10. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I believe it's possible to get very subtle vanity plates. My friend's father who was running for (and won) office had W02-DNC for Warner 2002 Democrat.
     
  11. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    I recall once seeing a vanity plate on Mercedes CLK 430 that said, "HIM8NTZ"



    I don't get this one either.

    b
     
  12. Pink22m

    Pink22m Senior member

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    High Maintenance
     
  13. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    My key man policy restricts me from having vanity plates. The insurer (a Berkshire Hathaway company) feels accidents happen with high profile activities like vanity plates. Not sure that I would have vanity plate anyway but I find this highly ironic as Warren Buffet sports vanity plates on his (used) Lincoln Town Car that pronounce "Thrifty." His daughter gave him the plates apparently for a Dad that had everything.

    http://business.missouri.edu/1249/default.aspx

    No I haven't tried the Buffett angle with my insurer. I hope they forget about me and stop raising my rates. My pilots and license and scuba certification give them fits.


    Is your insurer Geico?

    Jon.
     
  14. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    There there's always the VW Bug with "FEATURE".

    I really don't like the witless plates, like those that just repeat the brand or model of the car: "FASTBMW", "MY M3", etc.

    --Andre
     
  15. designprofessor

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    I don't get this one either.

    b


    "High maintenance"?

    but "Him ate nuts" is more surreal.
     
  16. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    "High maintenance"?

    but "Him ate nuts" is more surreal.

    HEH8ME
     
  17. rdawson808

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    As long as people are in a giving mood..I still don't understand this one either: as posted by Arethusa: "A6MTYPE0 on a Mitsubishi."

    Is the driver busting on Audi? A typist? Hmmm, the end could be penile "p-e-nil" EDIT; no, it would have to be penal.

    bob
     
  18. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Here are mine:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Hahaha, that Viper one is great.
     
  20. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Yeah, the viper's great.

    Does this make sense to anyone? CARISMA

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     

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