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When do new car reg's come out?

When do new car reg's come out?

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Driver Rider

Original Poster:

474 posts

106 months

Wednesday 2nd September 2009
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Was wondering what two months of the year do new car regs come out can't find anything on the net. I know september is one of them!

E31Shrew

5,413 posts

101 months

Wednesday 2nd September 2009
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March is the other

Driver Rider

Original Poster:

474 posts

106 months

Wednesday 2nd September 2009
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Thanks for that!

TonyHetherington

32,079 posts

159 months

Wednesday 2nd September 2009
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1st March is 07 / 08 / 09 etc

1st September is 57 / 58 / 59 etc.

So, yesterday the '59 plates came out smile

Blown2CV

15,853 posts

112 months

Thursday 3rd September 2009
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Surely not knowing that is a yellow card offence for a PHer
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thinfourth2

32,414 posts

113 months

Thursday 3rd September 2009
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Blown2CV said:
Surely not knowing that is a yellow card offence for a PHer
Who cares about people getting new domestic appliances with a 59 on a plastic plate

Dr_Gonzo

954 posts

134 months

Thursday 3rd September 2009
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thinfourth2 said:
Blown2CV said:
Surely not knowing that is a yellow card offence for a PHer
Who cares about people getting new domestic appliances with a 59 on a plastic plate
Are you on the correct site?

Blown2CV

15,853 posts

112 months

Thursday 3rd September 2009
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thinfourth2 said:
Blown2CV said:
Surely not knowing that is a yellow card offence for a PHer
Who cares about people getting new domestic appliances with a 59 on a plastic plate
Not sure what you mean... are you saying all new cars are just white goods, and that having a new car is just about the reg number rather than the car itself?

Driver Rider

Original Poster:

474 posts

106 months

Thursday 3rd September 2009
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I wasn't sure of the dates so thought i'd check on here becuase it was late at the time!

I wanted to know so that I could buy my next car soon after the new plates have come out. Seems everyone is so bothered about having the latest plate! Thought it might save a little money.

TonyHetherington

32,079 posts

159 months

Friday 4th September 2009
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I'd suggest that resale value will be more key than having the latest plate - a car you bought last week versus this week in 1 or 2 yrs time will surely be worth slightly less (how much depending on value of car).

W1 NER

120 posts

88 months

Friday 4th September 2009
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TonyHetherington said:
1st March is 07 / 08 / 09 etc

1st September is 57 / 58 / 59 etc.

So, yesterday the '59 plates came out smile
Although from next year this will change to:

1st March will be 10 / 11 / 12

1st September is 60 / 61 / 62

Truckosaurus

5,270 posts

193 months

Friday 4th September 2009
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Driver Rider said:
...Seems everyone is so bothered about having the latest plate! Thought it might save a little money.
Now then.

Whilst we can assume that you would get a better deal on a brand new car in the last month of 'old' registration than in the first month of the 'new' reg, what is the score with used cars?

Will similar cars be cheaper in August (for example) as the dealership is looking to clear its stock before the influx of part exchanges arriving in September, or would it be better waiting for September when the over supplier of new stock brings the price down. Or, c) does it not make much difference as the dealership sends the part exs off to auction anyway.

E31Shrew

5,413 posts

101 months

Friday 4th September 2009
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W1 NER said:
TonyHetherington said:
1st March is 07 / 08 / 09 etc

1st September is 57 / 58 / 59 etc.

So, yesterday the '59 plates came out smile
Although from next year this will change to:

1st March will be 10 / 11 / 12

1st September is 60 / 61 / 62
Bloody hell. I was just getting used to the current layout. Does anyone else think the 'newer' style reg plates, say 51 and onwards. look as though they are newer? Confused! What I meant to say is that the prefix type look so much older. Even a 51 reg , which is now 8 years old , in my ancient eyes, looks pretty recent, whereas when R reg cars were released, an H reg car looked incredibly old....Now I'm confused. You know what I mean!

Blown2CV

15,853 posts

112 months

Friday 4th September 2009
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W1 NER said:
TonyHetherington said:
1st March is 07 / 08 / 09 etc

1st September is 57 / 58 / 59 etc.

So, yesterday the '59 plates came out smile
Although from next year this will change to:

1st March will be 10 / 11 / 12

1st September is 60 / 61 / 62
Are you sure... remember the 0/5 combo started in 2001, not 2000. That said, if it went to 00/50 next year it would be even more confusing so maybe it goes straight to 10/60.

W1 NER

120 posts

88 months

Friday 4th September 2009
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Blown2CV said:
W1 NER said:
TonyHetherington said:
1st March is 07 / 08 / 09 etc

1st September is 57 / 58 / 59 etc.

So, yesterday the '59 plates came out smile
Although from next year this will change to:

1st March will be 10 / 11 / 12

1st September is 60 / 61 / 62
Are you sure... remember the 0/5 combo started in 2001, not 2000. That said, if it went to 00/50 next year it would be even more confusing so maybe it goes straight to 10/60.
Yes mate, that's how it's going to work.
It started in 2001 rather than 2000 as the DVLA let the old system run it's course.
It changes every ten years eg. 20/70, 30/80, 40/90
So this system will take us up to 2049.

AllNines

345 posts

91 months

Friday 4th September 2009
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W1 NER said:
Blown2CV said:
W1 NER said:
TonyHetherington said:
1st March is 07 / 08 / 09 etc

1st September is 57 / 58 / 59 etc.

So, yesterday the '59 plates came out smile
Although from next year this will change to:

1st March will be 10 / 11 / 12

1st September is 60 / 61 / 62
Are you sure... remember the 0/5 combo started in 2001, not 2000. That said, if it went to 00/50 next year it would be even more confusing so maybe it goes straight to 10/60.
Yes mate, that's how it's going to work.
It started in 2001 rather than 2000 as the DVLA let the old system run its course.
It changes every ten years eg. 20/70, 30/80, 40/90
So this system will take us up to 2049.
Eh? It doesn't change at all, it just increments. 09 - 59 - 10 - 60 - 11 - 61, etc.
Far too many confusing posts in this thread...

W1 NER

120 posts

88 months

Monday 7th September 2009
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Well done for adding another!
Everyone else understood......