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Old 08-18-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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California, Oregon, and Washington seem to have the kept the same design of license plates longer than most states. Is this a good idea, or should they mix them up a bit?

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Old 08-18-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Hell, Arizona
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I have always thought California's was incredibly dull. I do like how they used the cursive for their name, however. I think California should mix it up.

Washington and Oregon's don't bug me. They can do how they please. Our state really hasn't changed their design... ever. At least since I've been around, anyway.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:17 PM
 
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One of the reasons I asked, is all three west coast states, and British Columbia for that matter, use blue numerals on a white background. I always thought adjacent states liked to have different colors. Or perhaps this isn't an issue anymore.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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California, Oregon, and Washington seem to have the kept the same design of license plates longer than most states. Is this a good idea, or should they mix them up a bit?

http://www.15q.net/us5/wa11.jpg
http://www.15q.net/us4/or09.jpg
http://www.15q.net/us1/ca12.jpg

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You can get designer plates in Oregon and Washington, for example the Doug flag plate is available in oregon, or just a plain yellow plate


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Old 08-19-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Well at least Oregon and Washington's have a bit of character. California's are dull. And why the hell did New York switch from those cool Liberty/Niagara Falls plate to the ugly yellow and navy blue ones? Also Texas has new plates that are less colorful.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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As for NY, this was supposed to be a retro plate that combined the orange and blues of plates in the 60's and 70's. Not sure I get that one.

As for Texas, also going retro, when black and white were the only colors acceptable for many Texans. I kind of like these, though, due to their simplicity. Texans like meat and potatoes, and this new plate is certainly that.

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Old 08-20-2013, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Is it a good odea? Well, how do you define a good idea?

Start with this question: Why do cars have license plates on them -- what purpose do they serve? Then, a "good idea" would be one that best serves that purpose.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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california, oregon, and washington seem to have the kept the same design of license plates longer than most states. Is this a good idea, or should they mix them up a bit?

http://www.15q.net/us5/wa11.jpg
http://www.15q.net/us4/or09.jpg
http://www.15q.net/us1/ca12.jpg

thanks to 15q for the images.
*yawn*

California's plates are the most bland of all the states plates IMO. I never understood everyones fascination with them.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: USA (dying to live in Canada)
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Well at least Oregon and Washington's have a bit of character. California's are dull. And why the hell did New York switch from those cool Liberty/Niagara Falls plate to the ugly yellow and navy blue ones? Also Texas has new plates that are less colorful.
Agree. NY had much nicer plate before.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:46 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Yes, every 7 or more years they should mix them up and change them. Something middle of the road not too plain or too colorful would be nice.
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