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    strange, i expected it to be the same colour as your cap
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    The reg thing is fairly complex and there was variations of this but roughly speaking (this is not totaly correct but it is correct from 1970 onwards)

    In 1963 they had to change the registration system as the current system was running out. They started with three letters which was used to indicate the police of registration though they were not user friendly so you had to know your cars to work this out. It was then followed by 1-3 numbers and a letter. This letter indicated the year. So SND 102A would be 1963, SND 102C would be 1965 etc. Every August this the letter changed though certain letters were missed out to avoid confusion with numbers.

    Oh SEX is ilegal as well So you cannot get SEX 1E though TAX IE (he lives near me).

    In 1983 they reached SND 102Y so they hard to revert the system back to A so A102 SND this system continued to about 2001 when it was replaced with the current system.

    So an L reg would be registered between 1993 and 1994, R is 1997-1998.

    E reg would be 1987-1988.

    Towards the last letters the interval changed every 6 months to avoid the August rush.

    The new system indicates where it was registered e.g MX for parts of Manchester

    MX02 WCD - This indicates it was registered in between March and September 2002, where as MX52 would be September to March 2003.

    Registrations are very complex, I learn't all this when I was 8
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    now driving an 02 peugeot 206
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    strange, i expected it to be the same colour as your cap
    ah..you meant something like this
    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...rberry_car.jpg
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    there we go
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    I don't like the modern plates.
    Everytime your up north in a little village, they all just stare at your LV plate (the first bit indicating your from London North).

    So I changed it.

    And please people - those thinking of getting a private plate - please be imaginative! I cannot stand peoples names! Its the most teenage thing going unless of course the name on the reg is almost an exact replica which shows you have 1 damm fine plate.

    Try to be imaginative.
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    (Original post by kikzen)
    what the hell you gonna do with 7 gears !?
    Yeah, i think its the Merc CLS, 2 gears for reverse!!! Why!?
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    really? maybe low-speed and high-speed reverse
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    Red Honda Civic. Bugger to park.
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    maybe you're just a bad driver
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    No, it's the mirrors and rear windscreen.....you can't see much when you're reversing. :p:
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    wont be driving for many a year.... never needed one, public transport/bike is just much more relaxing (all that road rage! :eek: ).
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    have you tried looking into the mirrors and rear windscreen while reversing?
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    (Original post by walshie)
    And please people - those thinking of getting a private plate - please be imaginative! I cannot stand peoples names! Its the most teenage thing going unless of course the name on the reg is almost an exact replica which shows you have 1 damm fine plate.

    Try to be imaginative.
    My mum's plate is V9RNA - the 9 is the letter e backwards and her name is Verna.
    My dad's starts J1 - Jone - Jon E - John E. And then the rest is a shortened version of our surname.
    Mine is L3 - LE. With the same ending as my dads.

    Saw an awesome one yesterday - J4YNE.
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    *wonders who posses C1HAV*
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    *wonders who posses C1HAV*
    :rofl: i seen that down the north end of birkenhead (high chav population area)
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    I'm about to get my permit but I have a dark blue Saab convertible.
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    (Original post by Lauren)
    My mum's plate is V9RNA - the 9 is the letter e backwards and her name is Verna.
    My dad's starts J1 - Jone - Jon E - John E. And then the rest is a shortened version of our surname.
    Mine is L3 - LE. With the same ending as my dads.

    Saw an awesome one yesterday - J4YNE.
    Personalised number plates just scream "poseur" or "rich *****".

    Sorry, but they do.
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    have you tried looking into the mirrors and rear windscreen while reversing?
    Er, yes thanks. :confused:

    They're just not very good.
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    This is my dads car, he will probably have it another five years or so.



    We only paid £1600 for it 3 years ago, the cars still going strong it costs about £300 a year in repairs and still runs like new. Its worth around £800 now but there is no point in replacing it despite its age (10 years old). It has enough power to overtake on the motorway (it will happily do 90) and has all the little extras such as PAS, Electric Windows, Central locking etc.

    I spent about three hours on it the other day repairing a bit of sill rust and giving it a good polish.

    Its an N regEscort 1.6 LX Zetec, with 86K on the clock.

    My mate has a K reg Fiesta 1.3 Bonus, which has just one luxery feature, door locks. Its a good reliable car though.
 
 
 

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