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Is it somebody here who owns this private plate?

Old Jan 23rd 2004, 7:42 am
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A silver(?) Jag passed me on Pennsylvania Turnpike the other night. And its plate was " UK EXPAT ". Interesting. I thought it may have been somebody here.
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Old Jan 23rd 2004, 10:04 am
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Do you honestly think that anyone on these boards is THAT BLEEPING RICH?!!!!
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Old Jan 23rd 2004, 10:05 am
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Was my chaffeur in Pa again then ?
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Originally posted by doctor scrumpy
Was my chaffeur in Pa again then ?
Nope. I sent him indoors outdoors for some HP sauce.
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Ha ha.

I was walking back to my car in Walgreen's car park last night and spotted a Mini Cooper with a GB sticker on it.

I knocked on the window as there was a trendy-looking twenty-something sitting in the passenger seat and I asked if he was British.

He said "No. The dealer gave it to us when we bought the car".

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Originally posted by Englishmum
Ha ha.

I was walking back to my car in Walgreen's car park last night and spotted a Mini Cooper with a GB sticker on it.

I knocked on the window as there was a trendy-looking twenty-something sitting in the passenger seat and I asked if he was British.

He said "No. The dealer gave it to us when we bought the car".


Since the new Mini Cooper is made by BMW anyway, perhaps the dealer should have given him a German sticker.
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Old Jan 23rd 2004, 2:00 pm
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Only British made car these days is TVR in Blackpool. Amother fine industry screwed over by successive governments.
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Originally posted by doctor scrumpy
Only British made car these days is TVR in Blackpool. Amother fine industry screwed over by successive governments.
How do you work that out then?
I'd say Rover's inability to make a profit and then expect the Government to bail them out is more apt.
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Originally posted by Jabba1
Do you honestly think that anyone on these boards is THAT BLEEPING RICH?!!!!
You can lease one for less than $300 per month.
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Originally posted by effi
You can lease one for less than $300 per month.
Which is handy, because then, when it breaks down, which it will, you just give it back to the dealer.
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Old Jan 23rd 2004, 5:41 pm
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Originally posted by doctor scrumpy
Only British made car these days is TVR in Blackpool. Amother fine industry screwed over by successive governments.
Very sad to agree with you on this one. I would love to see Britain build/create more British cars.
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Originally posted by matt_in_philly
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A silver(?) Jag passed me on Pennsylvania Turnpike the other night. And its plate was " UK EXPAT ". Interesting. I thought it may have been somebody here.
Yah that was me, I took a left instead of a right in downtown Dallas and ened up in Pennsylvania.....what are the chances of that eh!
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Old Jan 23rd 2004, 5:58 pm
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Speaking of private plates, does anyone here know how to go about getting one? and are there any limits to what decent names you can have?
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Originally posted by veryfunny
Speaking of private plates, does anyone here know how to go about getting one? and are there any limits to what decent names you can have?

You apply at the DMV, and pay extra. Obviously you cannot have something already chosen by someone else, and I wouldn't be surprised if the Puritans limited you in some other way as well.
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Old Jan 23rd 2004, 6:59 pm
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it very much depends on the state... in some states it is dirt cheap, in others it can be quite expensive... here in Kansas it is pretty cheap, hence a private tag adorns my Chevy Tahoe...

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