Love them. Hate them. But personalised number plates are more popular than ever. It's no longer the preserve of the rich - though the most exclusive number plates do fetch 5-figure sums+.
With the release of previously unissued number plates into the market, the DVLA transformed the landscape. Making registration numbers affordable for everyone, from as little as £250.
But what's the appeal? After all, it's just a number plate on a car... isn't it?
Well, no.... to many of us, our car registration number is a lot more than a rectangular piece of plastic with letters and numbers on it. Not everyone chooses a personalised number plate for the same reasons though.... so why do we buy them? Here are 3 main reasons:
- Hide the age of a car
Dateless registration numbers or Irish number plates are usually most popular if you're hiding the age of your vehicle. Though prefix number plates are now a
good choice too.
- Expressing a personality
Whether it's a job or a hobby, or just a bold statement. Words like sexy or hot are popular words for registration numbers.
- Just pure vanity!
Let's face it... we're just simply vain. Hence the term vanity plates. And why not? What's wrong with a little vanity?
"For thousands of car drivers personalised number plates are a prize possession; a statement of individuality in a world of faceless conformity, and a neat investment. To others though they're an ostentatious waste of cash; a self-aggrandising statement of ego over commonsense" comments the BBC on personal number plates.
Whatever the reason for buying a personal number plate, there are plenty around.... whatever your budget.