Personal Plates

replied on 08/08/2019 13:45

Posted on 08/08/2019 13:45

Word of warning.

When part exchanging your car or Motorhome with one, retain it yourself! 

Michelle and myself have matching cars, Mine an A4 Avant Black edition.

Michelle's an A3 red top cabriolet 

Both in white both with very similar personal plates,


A123 ABC and A123 DEC 

Mine the dealer lost when I purchased my car in June. 

World of DVLA pain trying to get it back!

Today's effort failed.

Very disappointed to say the least.

Tinwheeler replied on 09/08/2019 08:42

Posted on 09/08/2019 08:16 by Rufs

as you ask the question NO!!! but i never said they were, I was curious as to why people bought them and i did say for the record that i would not be buying one.



Posted on 09/08/2019 08:42

Let’s be clear here. Are you not getting one, Rufs?πŸ˜„

Rufs replied on 09/08/2019 08:48

Posted on 09/08/2019 08:42 by Tinwheeler

Let’s be clear here. Are you not getting one, Rufs?πŸ˜„

Posted on 09/08/2019 08:48

well i remember in the 60's in the Paul Raymond era, there was a nice young lady, Fiona, used to drive around Soho in a very flash car with the plate FU2 , now that might just boost my ego, which i think a lot of this is, but as i am not likely to find or be able to afford such a plate i will not be buying one

JillwithaJay replied on 09/08/2019 08:58

Posted on 08/08/2019 15:33 by AnotherDavid

I didn't have to do a thing, the dealer said I will sort out the number transfered and when  I went to pick the car up it had my number on it and as  I was able to park old and new next to on another  with both displaying the same number for a photo.

Posted on 09/08/2019 08:58

Ours at the dealers but this number is now on a certificate and we have a different one.   smile


ABM replied on 09/08/2019 09:48

Posted on 08/08/2019 15:49 by Rufs

can anybody explain to me why you need personal plates, never had them, never seen the need to have them and from my perspective they only draw added attention to your vehicle. judging  by all the above who would want all the hassle just to prove what ???

Posted on 09/08/2019 09:48

 I've always had ' personal plates ' Rufs --  as you would soon discover if you try eating at my table  !! 

Pliers replied on 09/08/2019 13:11

Posted on 09/08/2019 08:58 by JillwithaJay

Ours at the dealers but this number is now on a certificate and we have a different one.   smile


Posted on 09/08/2019 13:11

Looks like our local dealer, Jill. 

And, no, ours is not a personal number plate. No way would I ever have chosen anything containing the letters "MU"😱

replied on 09/08/2019 13:33

Posted on 09/08/2019 13:33


A week ago the dealer re registered my old car back to me.

Yesterday I received the V5 for a car I dont have!

I tried then to retain the plate online, DVLA system refused.

Went on DVLA web chat, agent told me to throw it back to dealer nothing I could do.

Email sent to dealer Grrrrr.😑


Yesterday sat and thought about how the DVLA software worked. Checked online the car was insured, and had MOT, tick tick.πŸ‘

So I taxed it. I car I wont ever drive.

Today the car shows as valid road fund, had another go at retaining the plate, it's only gone and worked!

Didn't waste anytime I transferred it onto current motor!

What a performance. πŸ’ƒπŸ€―πŸ˜

This modern age, when it goes wrong it seriously goes wrong!

Oh and my credit card was declined, that's to be sorted next. Arghhhhhh.