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Old April 3rd, 2012, 09:06   #46
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These new plates in Illinois are showing up all over the place:

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/de...ronmental.html

The other day I saw someone, must be prior military service, with a plate saying BOHICA
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 10:03   #47
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Texas has a deal with a third party place that will make you custom plates recognized by the state. Of course, both they, and the state charge a small fortune for the privilege.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 09:09   #48
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These new plates in Illinois are showing up all over the place:

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/de...ronmental.html

The other day I saw someone, must be prior military service, with a plate saying BOHICA
MN ran out of their first run of "Critical Habitat" plates.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 09:19   #49
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Texas has a deal with a third party place that will make you custom plates recognized by the state. Of course, both they, and the state charge a small fortune for the privilege.
Small fortune? Here in Illinois we are getting ripped off to the tune of $99 A YEAR to pay for vehicle registration. On that website I am seeing 10-year plates for as low as $295 to get a random plate assigned. I'd love the option to pay in advance to screw the state out of $695 dollars in a decade.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 10:39   #50
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I don't remember the exact numbers, but South Carolina used to offer the highest number of vanity plates of all the states and they have one of the smallest populations. In NC, the vanity plates cost an extra $30 a year. Then there are the specialty plates that cost an extra $25 a year with $15 going back to the organization. Oh, you can personalize those too, for the additional $30. I'll just pay my $28 a year and go with what they send me.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 18:13   #51
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Can't show you the plate, but this story is a Darwin nomination in itself.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/technol...876/story.html
...had to be a Jetta
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Old April 19th, 2012, 12:54   #52
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Small fortune? Here in Illinois we are getting ripped off to the tune of $99 A YEAR to pay for vehicle registration. On that website I am seeing 10-year plates for as low as $295 to get a random plate assigned. I'd love the option to pay in advance to screw the state out of $695 dollars in a decade.

That is the plate fee only. You still pay your yearly registration fee which is around $80 for most vehicles. If you think yours is bad move to Arizona. It's based on the age and cost of a vehicle. A 30k vehicles is about $420 the first year, $370 the second, etc.
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That is the plate fee only. You still pay your yearly registration fee which is around $80 for most vehicles. If you think yours is bad move to Arizona. It's based on the age and cost of a vehicle. A 30k vehicles is about $420 the first year, $370 the second, etc.
Ah, what a rip-off! I knew there was something wrong.

Thanks to your knowledge if I move to Arizona I will be keeping my vehicle registered in Illinois.
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That is the plate fee only. You still pay your yearly registration fee which is around $80 for most vehicles. If you think yours is bad move to Arizona. It's based on the age and cost of a vehicle. A 30k vehicles is about $420 the first year, $370 the second, etc.
Sounds like our vehicle property tax here in NC. I think it was over $700 for the four cars this year. It's based on the state estimated value of the vehicle, which is typically above the blue book or edmunds values.
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I think, in Texas anyway, any "0" is considered a zero (no letter "O"). I don't think I've seen any "Q" either. Also, spaces and dashes, or any other separator is not part of the plate number.
We only allow 6 spaces in Alaska. I have both MCSQRD and EEQMC2. Yeah, I'm proudly a geek.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 11:01   #56
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So, I need some help picking out a couple of customized plates. Let's see if the crew here can help me pick some sly stuff that might slip past the MVD censors.

First plate I will be getting is an Eagle Scout specialty plate for my car.



The State of Illinois has distinct categories of "Vanity" plates and "Personalized" plates. The license plates are all made at a center that employs developmentally delayed people, so whatever. I still can't fathom how changing the letters and numbers of the punches is any harder or more expensive to separate those categories, but I live in Illinois so I just accept that it's another rip-off that people are expected to pay.

Vanity Eagle Scout Plates are a $94 fee on top of the regular registration. Those plates can be 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 letters.

Personalized Eagle Scout Plates are a $47 fee on top of the regular registration. Those plates can be 1 or 2 letters plus numbers 1 through 99, or 3 letters plus numbers 1 through 9.

Second plate I will be getting is an Antique Vehicle Motorcycle plate.



Vanity Antique Motorcycle Plates can be 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 letters.

Personalized Antique Motorcycle Plates can be numbers 1 through 99 plus 3 letters, or numbers 1 through 9 plus 4 letters.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 09:59   #57
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The last car I had before I got into diesels had this plate UUDLOOZ, and was on this car:
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/210233...e-omni-america

It got a whole lot of attention, especially from the police LOL
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