When you leave your car at the local AM dealer you get this

When you leave your car at the local AM dealer you get this

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XXXAngelXXX

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1,681 posts

184 months

Tuesday 7th July
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JohnG1

3,293 posts

161 months

Tuesday 7th July
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nicht gut :-(

GG33

1,080 posts

157 months

Tuesday 7th July
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I got this....(for 1 week)


Next time I got this...


Buster73

3,971 posts

109 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Get them to collect it , far better service that way imho.

bullet7

132 posts

58 months

Tuesday 7th July
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I did, except it was a newish BMW. However, I suppose if you turn up in a 2007 Vantage, what more can you expect?!

Jon39

7,168 posts

99 months

Tuesday 7th July
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XXXAngelXXX said:

Perhaps it is purely a coincidence, but as in the UK, do German motorists play the silly game of, 'look at my registration plate whilst squinting'?

NT AM8007 - If you squint you might see either, ?? AMG 007 or even ?? AML 007

At least in the UK, we are very fortunate and do have the opportunity to play that game properly, without surplus characters, or trying to pretend a 4 is an A, or a 3 is an E.


( Sir Stirling and Lady Moss. His racing number was always 7. )










Edited by Jon39 on Wednesday 8th July 16:30

XXXAngelXXX

Original Poster:

1,681 posts

184 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Yes, we love the so called *private plates* in Germany - when available they are not expensive - i paid for my Aston - S DB 114 plate like 29.-- Euros.

BTW the dealer always give their loaners/demonstrators 007 plates - reserves them so for potential customers...

quench

253 posts

102 months

Wednesday 8th July
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At my nearest dealer, even when they have your car for months, you get this:





I know, cry me a river...

Cold

9,359 posts

46 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Must admit, I've never had a courtesy car from my dealer. But then, I've never asked for one either. They used to offer to collect the car but the service manager soon realised I thought such an idea to be a bit daft so stopped suggesting it.

The dealership is a five minute walk from a train station and my front door is a five minute walk from another so there's just no need for either service.

EVR

729 posts

16 months

Tuesday 21st July
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XXXAngelXXX said:
Yes, we love the so called *private plates* in Germany - when available they are not expensive - i paid for my Aston - S DB 114 plate like 29.-- Euros.

BTW the dealer always give their loaners/demonstrators 007 plates - reserves them so for potential customers...
Nice, would love to have France and Italy doing that too.

Jon39

7,168 posts

99 months

Tuesday 21st July
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EVR said:
XXXAngelXXX said:
Yes, we love the so called *private plates* in Germany - when available they are not expensive - i paid for my Aston - S DB 114 plate like 29.-- Euros.

BTW the dealer always give their loaners/demonstrators 007 plates - reserves them so for potential customers...
Nice, would love to have France and Italy doing that too.

The UK once had a Prime Minister who believed in low income taxes to encourage incentive, but higher taxes on (voluntary) spending.
Money was being made by number plate brokers at the time, so it was realised that the government agency could raise free money from people who wanted 'private plates'. There was a huge stock of unallocated old registration marks, so now significant amounts of money is raised for the government from very willing people, instead of reluctant tax payers. Seems a perfect solution. Wonder why France and Italy have not copied that idea?

Example of government auction sold prices.

https://dvlaregistrations.dvla.gov.uk/search/previ...





Edited by Jon39 on Tuesday 21st July 12:02

Terminator X

9,327 posts

160 months

Tuesday 21st July
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O/T but when I had my brand new RS3 in for some warranty work Audi gave me the nastiest dirtiest 1.0L A3 they had! I was astonished + never went back to that dealership.

TX.

cayman-black

9,445 posts

172 months

Tuesday 21st July
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GG33 said:
I got this....(for 1 week)


Next time I got this...

I,m getting GG to book my in next time.

Big Rat

45 posts

2 months

Tuesday 21st July
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As other marques have creeped into the topic I found Lexus always the extra mile......

I took my RcF in on the odd occasion and was usually given one of these.....


Big Rat

45 posts

2 months

Tuesday 21st July
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And at my request on one occasion this...... a missed opportunity fun car in some ways....

So it’s nice to experience things we probably wouldn’t have ourselves....

S6PNJ

3,679 posts

237 months

Tuesday 21st July
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Big Rat said:
As other marques have creeped into the topic I found Lexus always the extra mile......

I took my RcF in on the odd occasion and was usually given one of these.....

For those of us who don't know their cars, what is it please? I'll hand in my PH Man card later...

Big Rat

45 posts

2 months

Tuesday 21st July
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S6PNJ said:
For those of us who don't know their cars, what is it please? I'll hand in my PH Man card later...
No problem, the one with me sat in it is a Lexus Lc 500, fantastic normally aspirated V8 5litre engine.... a brilliantly built GT car..... Japanese origami styling very different from the usual German offerings...

The second is a Toyota Gt86 a joint venture some years ago between Toyota and Subaru a fun chuckable little Coupé ..... bit underpowered ...

S6PNJ

3,679 posts

237 months

Tuesday 21st July
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Thanks - it was the LC 500 I was interested in - I saw the GT86 launch at the GFOS a few years back and my wife took rather a liking to it - never did get her one mind you! Her car history includes an MR2 and 2 Celicas (one 4th gen and one 6th gen) - seems to be a Toyota theme there somewhere...

The V12 Way

786 posts

40 months

Tuesday 21st July
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Just dropped my V12S off at AM Bristol and got quite a nice BMW X2 35i, its quite quick in sport

Big Rat

45 posts

2 months

Tuesday 21st July
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S6PNJ said:
Thanks - it was the LC 500 I was interested in - I saw the GT86 launch at the GFOS a few years back and my wife took rather a liking to it - never did get her one mind you! Her car history includes an MR2 and 2 Celicas (one 4th gen and one 6th gen) - seems to be a Toyota theme there somewhere...
Your wife has taste...Toyota lost their way in the sports car sector somewhat after the Various generations of Celica and Supra....

Just bought this for my daughter....



Sorry don’t want to wander too far off topic....