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Old 06-06-2015, 08:44 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Texas doesn't need an upgrade but needs to go back to their previous ones. The new ones are too bland for a state as grand as Texas.
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Texas doesn't need an upgrade but needs to go back to their previous ones. The new ones are too bland for a state as grand as Texas.
Not sure about that. I think a big state like Texas can make this basic plate work for them.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:34 AM
 
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Texas doesn't need an upgrade but needs to go back to their previous ones. The new ones are too bland for a state as grand as Texas.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Haha-I do miss those too:

I've always liked the plates from California, Rhode Island and Colorado.

Agreed. I liked Maryland's old plates since it was pretty simple with the nice flag they have.
Can't agree. I think MD's flag is hideous because it's yellow, black, red and white and I think that's a horrible combination of colors, don't like the 4 boxes design plus it looks like a racetrack reject. When I lived there I always gave it an "UGH!"

My general TN state plate is boring but I have a specialty one (watchable wildlife, not a vanity) that is pretty (bluebirds). Since my state is known for it's 3 regions of music (west - rock and roll & blues), (middle - country), east (bluegrass, gospel), I think they should figure out a way to work it into the general state plate, maybe using the same image from the state quarter. We do have an Elvis specialty plate.

Would anyone else like to see the image on their state quarter on their plates?
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:00 AM
 
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Texas just got new plates, but they are so plain, generic, and boring that I wish they would re-do them soon.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I agree, the new Ohio plate is far superior to the old one. But I really wish they'd ditch the "Birthplace of Aviation" slogan. That title belongs to North Carolina (which uses "First in Flight," which also works). Ohio's state quarter got it right: "Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers."
Really "First in Flight" and "Birthplace of Aviation" mean two different things and both are correct.
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:12 AM
 
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Simple plates are great. Oregon is a favorite of mine.
Oregon is a favorite of mine, too. But then again, I'm a tree hugger!
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Old 06-07-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Certain plates like California's and New Jersey's are classic. I don't see any reason to update them unless adding another letter. A lot of recent license plate updates have been huge fails, like New York for instance. The old blue one with the NYC skyline was awesome. Same with Texas. I really liked the one with the cowboy and space shuttle against a starry sky. I can see why they changed it because they needed to add a letter, but the new design really sucks.
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Old 06-07-2015, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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you should have to display a plate for every state you drive through, those fees alone would allow the infrastructure to be rebuilt. I seem to recall the truckers use to have multiple plates, looked kind of cool...almost apocalyptic.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:35 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Colorado's plate is perfect for that state. It's basic design has been around for 50 years and should stay for another 50.
And I've had them on my car for the entire 50. Time for a change.
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