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View Poll Results: Which New York licence plate do you like?
the new Empire Gold and Navy 14 14.74%
the current/old Blue and White 70 73.68%
None/Don't care 11 11.58%
Voters: 95. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Unread 05-02-2010, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I was upset that we were changing it, but honestly, it doesn't look too bad now that I've seen it in person. The orange is like a hot orange and looks kind of cool. I like it now, since it stands out more You can now tell from far away that we're from the Empire state

But really, I think the state is really wasting money on new plates. We should have spent that money on education instead of new plates.
Yeah I'm not gonna lie it looks better in person and that orange is tough. I still prefer the current one.

I think the state said that it was a move to boost revenue.
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Unread 05-02-2010, 06:32 PM
 
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That new s*** is so ugly. I'll miss seeing the old one it was truly an NY plate.
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Unread 05-02-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I'm starting to see a lot of these new ones around. They are REALLY VIVID orange. I think they're pretty damn ugly. Whoever chose this plate must be blind. :-P
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Unread 05-02-2010, 07:00 PM
 
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Is the new orange/blue retro plate optional? Or did I read that they were required, (but with no additional cost). BTW, these retro plates seem to be a trend. Montana and Oregon have also offered 1960's colors and simple designs on new plates. I tend to be particular about my plates, I like the colors to match or complement my car color. I know some don't care, but I know a lot who do!

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Unread 05-02-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Is the new orange/blue retro plate optional? If so, who cares...let those who like it buy it. Might indeed increase revenue. Nothin' wrong with that. BTW. these retro plates seem to be a trend. Montana and Oregon have also offered 1960's colors on new plates. I tend to be particular about my plates, I like the colors to match or complement my car color. I know some don't care, but I know a lot who do!
I think it's the new standard.
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Unread 05-02-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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Thanks, I edited my post before seeing your post. Seems there should be some choice, but I guess most States have those choices with "theme" plates, that usually cost more, hence, where the additional revenue comes in.
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Unread 05-02-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Default Depends on one's perspective

Either would look good with this Lexus and the right companion.
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NEW license plate for New York!-lexus.jpg   NEW license plate for New York!-kk5.jpg  
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Unread 05-04-2010, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Stumptown
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Is the new orange/blue retro plate optional? Or did I read that they were required, (but with no additional cost). BTW, these retro plates seem to be a trend. Montana and Oregon have also offered 1960's colors and simple designs on new plates. I tend to be particular about my plates, I like the colors to match or complement my car color. I know some don't care, but I know a lot who do!
Oregon's retro plate is in honor of its sesquicentennial celebration of statehood.
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Unread 05-04-2010, 07:25 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I like the old school (pre '86) blue and orange, but not the new one, it hasn't captured the "retro" look completely, IMHO.

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Unread 05-04-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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Oregon's retro plate is in honor of its sesquicentennial celebration of statehood.
Yep, it's a replica of the gold on blue "Pacific Wonderland" plate, Oregon's general issue from 1961-64.. Here is a link to a collector's site with photos. And to keep this on topic, there is a photo of the retro NY plate and other info.

http://www.licenseplates.cc/

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