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Old 01-03-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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I can't believe no one has said california. Their plates suck. They are cheap and you can tell the state is broke and putting no creative effort for plates for the general populace. Just a white plate with a cheesy cursive California. Weak for a state that "leads America in all things cutting edge". Guess they cant use a president because Reagan was an Illinois native and Nixon(california native) was scum bag...
I actually think CA plates look pretty decent. I like the combination of the white/red/blue along with the cursive writing. I do agree that it could be better, but I think it looks pretty decent and clean looking and goes with pretty much any color car.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:52 PM
 
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California general issues are classics. Nothing fancy, but nothing too garish, and quite simple and elegant.

NY indeed went for a retro look, trying to bring back the 60's and 70's, which is ironic since NY was in dire straights (atleast the city) during those decades.
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: in the sticks, SE Indiana
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I think Indiana's plates are very boring.

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Old 01-03-2010, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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I like most plates, some can get pretty tacky, but most are ok. If they all looked the same, what would be the fun in that?

Having said that, Washington DC and Delaware have very ugly plates. What's with the 3 digit mini plates in Delaware? And it's time to ditch the "Taxation Without Representation" on the DC plates. It's dumb and it obviously isn't accomplishing anything. That should be one of the better looking plates being the capital and all.
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:28 PM
 
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Up until around the early 70's, many, if not most States changed the colors of their plates EVERY year. Thankfully, most have discontinued the practice, but many states seem to change their design every few years. Then you have states that keep their basic design for decades. California, Florida, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina, Michigan (until very recently), Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, come to mind.

Seems to me the best idea is to keep the design constant for atleast a decade, then freshen as needed. This will save money, and keep safety concerns in the forefront.

BTW, I don't see what the big deal is about license plates in Europe. The differences are subtle from one country to the next. Atleast in the US you see some creativity!

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Old 01-03-2010, 10:42 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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New Jersey plates are in dire need of a change, I have no problem admitting that. (some homers need to lighten up on such a petty topic)
I always thought of the NJ as a rectangular tooth with a lot of yellow plaque. (it's a darker yellow at the top then fades to an off white as you go down )

Anyway, other than NJ having a crappy plate, I think California plates look awful. They look as if they're trying to be classy but extremely bland at the same time.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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New Mexico= Worst Licence plates in the US!!
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:07 AM
 
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Are you talking about the red on yellow, or the new retro blue plates?
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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The Stupid Ballon Plates. The Yellow is our signature plate.... ha lame.

This UFO plate should cause a line at the MVD in New Mexico.

Since people don't think NM is in the US, we are still apart of EARTH!


http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p.../NEWMEX1-1.png

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Old 01-04-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: El Cajon, CA
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I can't believe no one has said california. Their plates suck. They are cheap and you can tell the state is broke and putting no creative effort for plates for the general populace. Just a white plate with a cheesy cursive California. Weak for a state that "leads America in all things cutting edge". Guess they cant use a president because Reagan was an Illinois native and Nixon(california native) was scum bag...
I agree.
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