Originally Posted by Dilligaf
Now Antarius has brought up the topic of private plates, I have been looking at them for some time myself. As I don't have a middle name I am looking for alternative words.
My first thought was HGV asmy profession, but not keen.
So I thought I'd ask your opinions on what stands out more.
Thanks in advanceAndy
Morning Andy, unfortunately the insomnia that you have jokingly referred to in the past, appears to have kicked in as it is just a little after 3.30 am
Although I am not personally interested in private plates, I did spend quite a time thinking about and checking the availability of numbers once my wife decided that she would like a set for her Tigra, so I can sympathize with the dilemma that you face.
I don't know if it was exhaustion that took over having typed all of those words at the same time but you haven't made it clear what numbers you are asking about.
Those two numbers that you have posted, what is going before them or are there plates with just those numbers and digits available to buy ?
Personally, I chose to go down the line of a plate with as few numbers/letters as possible. As it happened, the "J" plates had just been released and I was quick enough to get a low and I mean a very low single digit to accompany the "J", followed by her three initials.
In my humble opinion, the use of smaller numbers/letters on a registration plate makes it clear that it is a private plate whereas the numbers/letters that you have posted, will make the plate look like a "normal" one if the standard two letters are indeed added to the front of them.
Not only that but if that is the case, you will be putting on a private plate that will make your Antara look older than it really is, eg
SJ02 OLD or SJ08 ALD identifies the car as potentially being either a 2002 or 2008 model whereas plates such as A7 OLD or A7 ALD, camouflage the age and in my opinion, is a more distinctive and striking plate.