Archive for The Motor Forum "We are mature men in the highest cadres of our careers"
 


       The Motor Forum Forum Index -> Your Motor
Martin

First 16 plate

I had only gone about 1 mile this morning (worked from home for a couple of hours) before I saw my first 16 plate, a white C220d Sport.
Martin

Co-incidentally, I've just received an email from my local BMW dealer..."Be one of the first to drive a NEW '16 plate".  They have a number of cars in stock I could choose from, the two examples they've given me are an X1 xDrive 18d SE and 218i Sport Coupe.   They've a long way to go with their targeted marketing.
Giant

I saw my first at 7:15 this morning, I had forgotten it was today. Was a metallic brown VW Amorak.
gonnabuildabuggy

Starting to lose track on how plates work (e.g. a 60 is Sept 2010?) but at least a 16 is a 2016 car!
Humphrey The Pug

They should just do away with the ridiculous plate year change thing, absolutely pointless.
Racing Teatray

Martin wrote:
Co-incidentally, I've just received an email from my local BMW dealer..."Be one of the first to drive a NEW '16 plate". They have a number of cars in stock I could choose from, the two examples they've given me are an X1 xDrive 18d SE and 218i Sport Coupe. They've a long way to go with their targeted marketing.


Yes, I never understand why the dealer who supplied me my M135i bombards me with offers to drive away in a new 116d. Just bizarre.
Big Blue

My colleague bought a picture of his first 16 plate taken this lunchtime just off Warren Street.

A Ferrari 488 no less. Looked fabulous and he admitted he wasn't the "only sad twat taking snaps of it"
gonnabuildabuggy

Racing Teatray wrote:
Martin wrote:
Co-incidentally, I've just received an email from my local BMW dealer..."Be one of the first to drive a NEW '16 plate". They have a number of cars in stock I could choose from, the two examples they've given me are an X1 xDrive 18d SE and 218i Sport Coupe. They've a long way to go with their targeted marketing.


Yes, I never understand why the dealer who supplied me my M135i bombards me with offers to drive away in a new 116d. Just bizarre.


A neighbours boyfriend (they're both late 40's) drives an X6, last few days he's been in a 218i Coupe, so either the marketing works, or his is in for service  
Frank Bullitt

Martin wrote:
Co-incidentally, I've just received an email from my local BMW dealer..."Be one of the first to drive a NEW '16 plate". They have a number of cars in stock I could choose from, the two examples they've given me are an X1 xDrive 18d SE and 218i Sport Coupe. They've a long way to go with their targeted marketing.


Haven't you worked it out? Sir drives a big car but perhaps the little lady of the house would like a shopper-hopper...

Not seen any yet and I don't understand why we faff about with plate changes either.
Martin

The last thing the lady of my house would like is a shopper-hopper, which doesn't help with my 991 aspirations.....

The BMW salesman was a bit taken aback when he asked her if he could sell her a car too and she said that the only one she'd be interested in was an M6 convertible.  (not that she could afford one)
PR

I saw a MINI Clubman Cooper S on a 16 plate on Friday, albeit in the dealer compound. Didn't spot any today, although I'm sure there must have been some sloshing around at work.
Nelson

first '16 plate spotted today...the new shape Kia Sportage in silver, closely followed by a VW Polo in silver.
Re-emergence of the popularity of silver it seems, in Rugby at least
gooner

My first today was a new 7 series.
the other ct

Only seen three. A Defender then a 500 then, a couple of hours later, another Defender! Sadly neither were the Heritage edition.
Boxer6

Not been over the door this month yet, so not seen a thing!
Chris M Wanted a V-10

First one I saw was on my doormat when I got home from work today:
Giant

Why do you want a KA plate on a fiesta?!

Surely something like AF16STA would be better if you must have a car related plate?
Big Blue

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
First one I saw was on my doormat when I got home from work today:


Looks like a First World War poster for Germany.
Roadsterstu

Only one I've seen is a criminal-owned Mustang. Crime pays.
Michael

Evoque this evening.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Giant wrote:
Why do you want a KA plate on a fiesta?!

So it matches the one on the C-Max ???
Bob Sacamano

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
Giant wrote:
Why do you want a KA plate on a fiesta?!

So it matches the one on the C-Max ???


Tell me you didn't pay any money for that?
Chris M Wanted a V-10

It's in the cheapest band.....

If the garage had stuck to the original "plan" and let me have the plate that ended "OHO", I wouldn't have bothered.....
Grampa

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
They should just do away with the ridiculous plate year change thing, absolutely pointless.


My understanding is the Police like it because it's often the only bit of a reg that people remember - obviously saying it was a silver 16 plate Focus isn't a huge help, but it must be a lot better than simply saying it was a silver Focus.

And I bet if there wasn't a year identifier, you'd sell a lot less cars - how many customers do you have who come back every two or three years to get exactly the same car? If there was no way for the neighbours to tell, you'd have to wonder if they would bother.

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
Starting to lose track on how plates work (e.g. a 60 is Sept 2010?) but at least a 16 is a 2016 car!


March is the year, September is the year +50 - in 10 years time it will be '26' in March and '76' in September.  Presumably they will stop in either September 2049 which would be a '99' reg or March 2050 - they could do a '50' reg but I don't think the number plates would carry a '101' reg for September and of course they can't do a '51' reg in March 2051 as we had '51' plates in September 2001.
gonnabuildabuggy

Grampa wrote:
And I bet if there wasn't a year identifier, you'd sell a lot less cars - how many customers do you have who come back every two or three years to get exactly the same car? If there was no way for the neighbours to tell, you'd have to wonder if they would bother.


This^, in spades. For many, age beats what the car is, e.g. New Astra = smart, 15 yr old RR= an old car.

Other countries don't have a similar system and therefore new car sales are lower (then supply is less so secondhand values stronger).


Grampa wrote:

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
Starting to lose track on how plates work (e.g. a 60 is Sept 2010?) but at least a 16 is a 2016 car!


March is the year, September is the year +50 - in 10 years time it will be '26' in March and '76' in September. Presumably they will stop in either September 2049 which would be a '99' reg or March 2050 - they could do a '50' reg but I don't think the number plates would carry a '101' reg for September and of course they can't do a '51' reg in March 2051 as we had '51' plates in September 2001.


The odd thing is that a 60 plate for some reason feels a lot newer than a 10 plate, 62 newer than 02, etc. (and more than 6 months), all psychology of newer numbers I'm sure.
Chip Butty

Quote:
So it matches the one on the C-Max ???


I don't understand - how does KA16 AKA on a Fiesta match RE15 UMO on a C-Max

All I get is :

5 UMO = SUMO

6 AKA = CAKA
tali

Saw 16 reg Ford pick up commercial thing  three weeks ago , and week later a BMW 420 ( both driven with no trade plates)
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Chip Butty wrote:
Quote:
So it matches the one on the C-Max ???


I don't understand - how does KA16 AKA on a Fiesta match RE15 UMO on a C-Max

All I get is :

5 UMO = SUMO

6 AKA = CAKA

KA14 AKA on the Ka
KA16 AKA to go on the Fiesta
............... I'll let you guess what plate I put on the C-Max that was a 5UMO
Frank Bullitt

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
Chip Butty wrote:
Quote:
So it matches the one on the C-Max ???


I don't understand - how does KA16 AKA on a Fiesta match RE15 UMO on a C-Max

All I get is :

5 UMO = SUMO

6 AKA = CAKA

KA14 AKA on the Ka
KA16 AKA to go on the Fiesta
............... I'll let you guess what plate I put on the C-Max that was a 5UMO


Please no...please don't tell me it's KA15 AKA...
Martin

Well, that plate is on a white 1.6 C Max......

63, 64 and 65 (plus loads more earlier ones) are all still available. Can't think why  
Giant

If the Ka is being returned why not transfer that plate, or are you intending to build a collection of sequential plates?
Chip Butty

Oh - ok

I hope they are parked in sequential order.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Giant wrote:
If the Ka is being returned why not transfer that plate, or are you intending to build a collection of sequential plates?


Terms of the PCP mean that the plate stays with the Ka ... I'd have liked to have transferred it onto the Captur before handing the Ka back.....
DetmoldDick

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:


Terms of the PCP mean that the plate stays with the Ka .


Who is on the V5? If it is in your name surely they can wind their necks in.
Roadrunner

Chip Butty wrote:
Oh - ok

I hope they are parked in sequential order.


My OCD would have me nicking the keys and moving them around if I lived in the same road.
Martin

Roadrunner wrote:
Chip Butty wrote:
Oh - ok

I hope they are parked in sequential order.


My OCD would have me nicking the keys and moving them around if I lived in the same road.




I feel your pain!
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Time to re-name this thread "The AKA thread" ???
Nice Guy Eddie

No chance. Plenty of people have Cherished numbers on PCP's, what happens if you transferred F1 or similar onto the KA, would the dealer be looking to keep a 1m plate on a 5k KA?
Roadsterstu

Grampa wrote:
Humphrey The Pug wrote:
They should just do away with the ridiculous plate year change thing, absolutely pointless.


My understanding is the Police like it because it's often the only bit of a reg that people remember - obviously saying it was a silver 16 plate Focus isn't a huge help, but it must be a lot better than simply saying it was a silver Focus.


The public are generally useless when it comes to reg numbers. The most important bit is the bit they seem to frequently disregard. I think the older plates were easier. In fact having the information "T932" and "a silver Focus" narrows it down much more than "BU65" and "a silver Focus". Very much more in fact!
Roadsterstu

Roadrunner wrote:
Chip Butty wrote:
Oh - ok

I hope they are parked in sequential order.


My OCD would have me nicking the keys and moving them around if I lived in the same road.


My mischievous side would have me swapping the plates over, in the night, and watching how long it took before it was noticed.
Grampa

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
Giant wrote:
If the Ka is being returned why not transfer that plate, or are you intending to build a collection of sequential plates?


Terms of the PCP mean that the plate stays with the Ka ... I'd have liked to have transferred it onto the Captur before handing the Ka back.....


If it was a personalised plate they should transfer it.

When I got the plate I have now it probably has a lot more value that the price I paid and would have appeal that extends beyond my personal use, so before I signed the original contract hire agreement on the Scirocco I got the hire company to write me a letter confirming that the plate was my property.
Grampa

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
The odd thing is that a 60 plate for some reason feels a lot newer than a 10 plate, 62 newer than 02, etc. (and more than 6 months), all psychology of newer numbers I'm sure.


'62' should seem a lot newer than '02' - it's 10 years and six months newer!

I prefer the March numbers myself - just think it looks better with the actual year.
Boxer6

Grampa wrote:
Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
Giant wrote:
If the Ka is being returned why not transfer that plate, or are you intending to build a collection of sequential plates?


Terms of the PCP mean that the plate stays with the Ka ... I'd have liked to have transferred it onto the Captur before handing the Ka back.....


If it was a personalised plate they should transfer it.

When I got the plate I have now it probably has a lot more value that the price I paid and would have appeal that extends beyond my personal use, so before I signed the original contract hire agreement on the Scirocco I got the hire company to write me a letter confirming that the plate was my property.


When I bought my plate, and then the one I have on retention for my daughter, I was asked on each occasion who the Nominee for the number was. My understanding was that once that's granted (at the time of first purchase) it's then binding until such times as you positively opt to change it, i.e. in my case, transfer it to my daughter, no matter how many actual vehicles you subsequently attach it to. If that's the case, then the plate is still yours Chris, and the PCP company can go and take flying fuck at a rolling doughnut!

Perhaps I should add mine were bought direct from the DVLA as, I understand, yours were.
Boxer6

First '16's spotted this weekend. Both were small Kia's; so nondescript were they I couldn't even tell you the model.

Ho hum.
Frank Bullitt

Not seen any yet!
Michael

I've seen a few now. First three I saw, or at least noticed were Range Rover Sports m. I've also seen a couple of those new VW Transporters and a Mercedes SL, the first time I've seen that model.
PR

The first I eventually saw was a 320d saloon. My neighbour also now has a 16 plate XE S.
simonp

Spotted my first one today, a Vauxhall Mokka whilst I was in a...

They've changed the wheel design.
Giant

simonp wrote:
Spotted my first one today, a Vauxhall Mokka whilst I was in a...

They've changed the wheel design.


A Mokka or a Mokka X (which they've labelled the facelifted one for some reason)?
simonp

No bloody clue. It didn't look facelifted to me.
tali

Drove a 16 reg Discovery (56k !)- and the owner has put a naff 11 reg private plate with a very poor attempt to create his surname.
Cheapo clock , dated graphics, SatNav(good/rubbish) screen is way too small for this size of car.
Shocking wind noise from roof rails  and weird hollow drone from rear quarter panel when accelerating.
Tim

Finally saw a 16 plate yesterday on a white Audi A3.
Dull
tali

Given how same they look , you probably saw a 61 reg...
JohnC

Out today and saw my first two! A Skoda Octavia VRS in a gorgeous blue metallic and a white Seat Cupra R that passed me at warp speed + (and I was doing about 70). Went past so fast my car moved with the wake!
gooner

simonp wrote:
No bloody clue. It didn't look facelifted to me.


The face lifted ones now have LED drl's like those on my Insignia. Otherwise the revisions are pretty subtle but bring it more in line with the current Corsa and Astra's styling.
Blarno



Boxfresh, the first 16 plate Mono.
Frank Bullitt

Eventually seen one - a neighbour has replaced their '13 plate C4 Picasso it's a '16 plate C4 Picasso.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Blarno wrote:


Boxfresh, the first 16 plate Mono.

Should be MM 16 ONO ;-)
JohnC

It must be a surreal experience to sit behind a Mono at the lights. It really doesn't look as though it belongs on the road but I bet you would have a massive smile. Just a pity it only takes one person.
PhilD

JohnC wrote:
It must be a surreal experience to sit behind a Mono at the lights. It really doesn't look as though it belongs on the road but I bet you would have a massive smile. Just a pity it only takes one person.


Could you not put a passenger on the side pod Senna & Mansell style?


PhilD

JohnC wrote:
It must be a surreal experience to sit behind a Mono at the lights. It really doesn't look as though it belongs on the road but I bet you would have a massive smile. Just a pity it only takes one person.


Could you not put a passenger on the side pod Senna & Mansell style?


Giant

JohnC wrote:
It must be a surreal experience to sit behind a Mono at the lights. It really doesn't look as though it belongs on the road but I bet you would have a massive smile. Just a pity it only takes one person.


Haven't there been rumours that there's a 2 (duo?) or 3 seater (TRIIIO!!) in development?
Blarno

All false.
Roadsterstu

Blarno wrote:
All false.


Don't you mean, "I can neither confirm nor deny the rumours"?
Blarno

I don't follow that protocol.



A spade is a spade and a Mono is a Mono.
PhilD

Blarno wrote:

a Mono is a Mono.


well that's pretty obvious, as Giant said we are asking if there a BAC Duo coming?!
Blarno

No.
simonp

Saw two more today. Can't remember what the first was (a 3 series maybe?) and the second was an A3 that, like the earlier Mokka, had a new wheel design fitted.

edit: now I've looked for this new wheel I'm starting to think it may have been an e-tron, as they have a wheel design that is unique to that model.
Boxer6

Seen a few more now, including a E-AMG Merc, Lexus 300 (I think) and loads of 4-series Beemers.

       The Motor Forum Forum Index -> Your Motor
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum