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      06-28-2014, 01:02 PM   #1
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Personalized Custom License Plate

I wanted some feedback for a personalized license plate, i currently have a 14 F31, M-Sport diesel, want something clever but not douchey...if thats even a word.

My thoughts so far have been

N27F31

F31N27

DSLPWRD

5502MTE (550TOMT)

i can't really think of anything else and i don't want it to be lame!

Any ideas would be appreciated!!
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      06-28-2014, 01:24 PM   #2
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I wanted some feedback for a personalized license plate, i currently have a 14 F31, M-Sport diesel, want something clever but not douchey...if thats even a word.

My thoughts so far have been

N27F31

F31N27

DSLPWRD

5502MTE (550TOMT)

i can't really think of anything else and i don't want it to be lame!

Any ideas would be appreciated!!
Only 1% of the population will understand what any of these mean so most will not see them as clever, except maybe the third one (some might even translate this one as an internet connection).
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Personalized = custom
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Personalized = custom
Understood, but it's only seen as clever if people understand the meaning.

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I wouldn't waste my money as most of these look like random characters just like standard plates.
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      06-28-2014, 07:29 PM   #6
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whatever makes you happy is what you can do. No one will understand them at all, so you're just appeasing yourself and the officer behind you.
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There was an F10 M5 parked next to me earlier today with the license plate:

HUNY BGR

If you've seen the video or heard of the Honey Badger, you get it...

Thought it was creative, at least different.
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No issue with a plate that only another enthusiast would get. I almost got EBIIF30 myself but decided not to get one that just described the car.
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What color is the car? Sometimes you can tie it in if you like the color. Did you say the custom plate would be a specific CA specialty plate type, like Yosemite, etc? That sometimes makes a difference as to how well your choice shows up on the plate. Be sure to check the appearance of those choices on the DMV Site.
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Only 1% of the population will understand what any of these mean so most will not see them as clever, except maybe the third one (some might even translate this one as an internet connection).
+1 don't waste your money.
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Stay classy. I suggest DUSHAY.
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. . . clever but not douchey . . .
Unfortunately this is an oxymoron.
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Understood, but it's only seen as clever if people understand the meaning.
No no, I think he's talking about your title by saying, Personalized = Custom. Meaning you didn't have to put both words Personalized and Custom in the title since they are the same thing.

"Personalized License Plate" = "Custom License Plate"

As for your plate choice, it's really up to you. I recently applied for a custom plate and I put down my online alias as my first choice and a play on words as my second choice:
HALSIFR
BYTE ME

The second one seems a little douchey, but I'm a computer guy so I find it funny. Just think of something that expresses something you like in a funny way, then people will find it clever. There's a guy at my school with the license plate 'M3 SMG2'. Of course I understand it but no one else will.

Also, I couldn't help but notice you are in California. So since you are, maybe consider doing the legacy plate since they are only bringing it back this year? They are allowing you to have Black/Yellow, Yellow/Black, or Blue/Yellow plates like the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s style for any vehicle, regardless of model/year.
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/legacyplates/index.htm

Good luck choosing and post back your final choices when you decide!
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Understood, but it's only seen as clever if people understand the meaning.
No no, I think he's talking about your title by saying, Personalized = Custom. Meaning you didn't have to put both words Personalized and Custom in the title since they are the same thing.

"Personalized License Plate" = "Custom License Plate"
Nice observation!
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