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How far would you go to avoid a nasty, ugly license plate?



I have a galaxy grey FA5 Si. I missed my opportunity to renew my tags in the old blue on white (I think it is), and NYSDMV went to these ugly, nasty things.

I had been planning for two years now to get a personalized plate when renewing my registration. My plate starts with 'EHU' now - my wife, who doesn't like my car much, calls it 'EEEEEW'. I've had enough of that. Now, in order to get something that doesn't make the car look fugly, I will have to get a custom plate, with a sports or other logo. Further, that cuts the available characters to 6.

I wonder whether NYS has seen an increase in purchases of 'custom' plates since the nasty blue on yellow ones came out.

Am I insane to go through all this?
 

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Governor Patterson. Blind (literally) Governor Patterson. It's a historical thing - that's the colors from when I was growing up. Says it will help traffic enforcement.
I want to know how these hideous plates can help traffic enforcement
 

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i dont get it....your custom lettered plate is still gonna be the ugly orange/blue colors.
theres no escaping it. lol
 

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I been seeing those more & more & will hate til i got me notice thank god im still good for another year. as for going to custom plates i won't cause the prices went up and just not worth it. i rather spend some money on a plate cover with tints & take my chances of getting pulled over.
 

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The reality is I really don't care for any of the 'custom' plates they offer. I would much prefer a plain one, in a realistic color combination. But I'll pay whatever the extra fee is to avoid the nasty colors.

I work as a data analyst. I really wonder how many of these 'custom' plates they're selling in comparison to previous years. Have they seen a 50% increase since April, when the blue on yellow became the standard? It could be completely intentional, as yet another way to bolster the state budget - drive more people to buy these plates, bring in more money.
 

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The reality is I really don't care for any of the 'custom' plates they offer. I would much prefer a plain one, in a realistic color combination. But I'll pay whatever the extra fee is to avoid the nasty colors.

I work as a data analyst. I really wonder how many of these 'custom' plates they're selling in comparison to previous years. Have they seen a 50% increase since April, when the blue on yellow became the standard? It could be completely intentional, as yet another way to bolster the state budget - drive more people to buy these plates, bring in more money.
It may be different in NY, but in Florida you pay $15-25 for the custom plate per year, and the proceeds go to the organization that the plate represents.
 

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I really don't like the new NY plates. I always thought that NJ had the ugliest ones, but these are much worse - atleast NJ has a gradient to help reduce how bland they are.

Plus, yellow+blue on a red car? :face-puke
 

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Same colors as the old PA plate.

I love my D.A.R.E. plate. Its black/white/red and matches my car perfectly.
 

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I was in the same boat here in Texas.

First I had these


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Then I had these for an extra $20 a year. Got tired of the Mavs sucking and paying the extra money!


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Then when I dumped the Mavs plates, the state went and changed them to this ugly design! So this is what I'm stuck with!


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The colors of the new plates seem to clash with every car they are on. Trust me, they are much, MUCH brighter in person! :facepalm:
 

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Only thing you can do is keep the eww or get sports plates.
Yeah, right after I posted I went to the NYS DMV site to see if I'm required to swap - thankfully, no. So that means I'll have to keep my car until they change the plates again, or get a custom plate.

I saw BMW and Porsche clubs - I wish there was an SCCA or NASA plate.
 
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