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What do you think about vanity plates?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 11, 2012

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Photo of Lauren Beatty

“ I think if they are clever and well done, I like them. If they are cheesy, I don’t like them or if they are hard to decipher.”

Photo of Lucas Miller

“ I think they are a puzzle. I’m always trying to figure them out.”

Photo of Jerimiah Lyles

“ I think it’s cool. Why not? It’s self expression.”

Photo of Tashya Taylor

“ My reason for getting a vanity plate wasn’t vanity. They are interesting, I like them, and I like trying to figure them out. Some are pretty clever. ”


g_rock 1 year, 5 months ago

I had one for a while. But it made me easier to spot for the crazy peeps and wannabe stalkers. It ended up not being worth the extra money in my opinion.


RETICENT_IRREVERENT 1 year, 5 months ago

I will just stick with Fiesta® for everyday use or china for those special occasions, because I am the antithesis of vain.


Liberty275 1 year, 5 months ago

If I could get a veteran's personalized plate, I'd get "8MPG" for the corvette.


Ron Holzwarth 1 year, 5 months ago

Sometimes, a vanity tag can be a mistake. The only car I ever bought brand new was a 1974 Subaru, for $2,800. I got quite a discount because it was so late in the model year that the 1975s were already available. They looked just the same to me, though. The sticker price was $3,177. I still have its price sticker for a souvenir. I loved my Subaru so much that I got Douglas county tag # SUBARU for it.

But, I let a friend drive my Subaru and he totaled it a couple weeks before the tag arrived. I couldn't afford another Subaru, so for about a month I drive a Chevy Vega with license tag # SUBARU, and then for a few years after that, I drove a Chevrolet Caprice with license tag # SUBARU.

That tag was never on a Subaru, but I keep it as a fine souvenir of the only brand new car I ever owned. And, from the looks of things, it will be the last one also.


The_Original_Bob 1 year, 5 months ago

If you want to pay extra money to be more identifiable, more power to you.


dajudge 1 year, 5 months ago

your're so vain, I bet you thought this plate was about you.


rockchalker52 1 year, 5 months ago

KS vanity plates are less than attractive with the red & orangish candy corn coloring.


My_Life 1 year, 5 months ago

Total waste of money. Conspicuous consumption. Besides, I prefer to travel incognito.


beatrice 1 year, 5 months ago

The following is also the description of the perfect OTS post: “ I think if they are clever and well done, I like them. If they are cheesy, I don’t like them or if they are hard to decipher.”


labmonkey 1 year, 5 months ago

Not a fan of them for myself, but not against anyone getting them. I do have a problem with Kansas' vanity plates though. When making a PowerPoint presentation, you are taught to create contrast between the background and letters. Our vanity plates have dark letters on dark plates and are harder than hell to see.


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