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I've been told I don't get to pick the number plate and it's automated, I've never heard of this before.

I was also told my car is in the UK now.
Back in 1983 I bought a new Ford Escort. It was a factory order taking twelve weeks and I was given the choice of reg numbers when I ordered it, by the dealer.

In the event, it took twelve weeks to deliver a bog standard Escort without the options I ordered and put my reg on it.

I refused it and bought one elsewhere with an ordinary reg.

A couple of years ago we bought personal reg numbers from DVLA (they were nothing fancy, perfect for us and cheap)
Each time we change cars I just assign the plates to them. It’s quite normal to reassign the original reg when selling.
 

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last time I was offered a choice of registration was about 15 years ago,

nothing would surprise me to find that DVLA use an online portal where the dealer puts in the basics (make, model, VIN etc) and they get a reg allocated with no choice
 

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last time I was offered a choice of registration was about 15 years ago,

nothing would surprise me to find that DVLA use an online portal where the dealer puts in the basics (make, model, VIN etc) and they get a reg allocated with no choice
Yes that sounds likely. DVLA will sell whatever they can these days!
 

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last time I was offered a choice of registration was about 15 years ago,

nothing would surprise me to find that DVLA use an online portal where the dealer puts in the basics (make, model, VIN etc) and they get a reg allocated with no choice
When I bought a brand new Focus in 2013 I chose the registration number from a list of over 50. When I bought my Ioniq last year I also chose the registration number, but the list was smaller. Where I work thou' (commercial vehicle dealer) the customer doesn't have a choice so it must be up to the dealer.
 

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If you don't ask the dealer will just allocate next number on there list of allocared numbers from dvla, if the choice was less it will be because they are getting to the end of that batch of numbers allocated! Was advised by my dealer that even though I was having my private plate on car to get a number allocated first, making it easier when selling as i already knew reg no that would be on car and already had plates to put on for selling pics!
 

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If you don't ask the dealer will just allocate next number on there list of allocared numbers from dvla, if the choice was less it will be because they are getting to the end of that batch of numbers allocated! Was advised by my dealer that even though I was having my private plate on car to get a number allocated first, making it easier when selling as i already knew reg no that would be on car and already had plates to put on for selling pics!
`Er indoors and I bought our Ioniq's the same day and were given a choice of numbers assigned to the dealer - we chose registrations a single digit apart so as not to confuse the poor DVLA, who are well-known to be corporately stupid...!:confused:

Her's ends in `D`, mine `F` - the opportunity for a frack-up with an E and an F was just too risky, particularly to Welsh-speakers! :D
 

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`Er indoors and I bought our Ioniq's the same day and were given a choice of numbers assigned to the dealer - we chose registrations a single digit apart so as not to confuse the poor DVLA, who are well-known to be corporately stupid...!:confused:

Her's ends in `D`, mine `F` - the opportunity for a frack-up with an E and an F was just too risky, particularly to Welsh-speakers! :D
Yup, agree with that. Wife’s last car, I paid for, docs & details in her name. Came back from DVLA with me as keeper surname misspelt! Never did change it, wasn’t worth the grief 🤪🤪
 

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Her's ends in `D`, mine `F` - the opportunity for a frack-up with an E and an F was just too risky, particularly to Welsh-speakers! :D[/QUOTE]
Having a Danny Baker moment ? Are you suggesting the Welsh ( including Welsh speakers who would be bilingual) can't tell the difference between an E and an F ?
Be very careful . This Welshman is very thick skinned : not all of us are
 

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Having a Danny Baker moment ? Are you suggesting the Welsh ( including Welsh speakers who would be bilingual) can't tell the difference between an E and an F ?
Be very careful . This Welshman is very thick skinned : not all of us are

My surname is Evans: My origins are Welsh.
I have developed a thick-skin from living in England for most of my adult life, to the point I have lost any vestigial accent...
The letter E in Welsh has no fewer than three dipthongs, each with a different sound.

I have several clients in Southern Wales. None of them can spell worth a dam(n)... :eek:
 

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My surname is Evans: My origins are Welsh.
I have developed a thick-skin from living in England for most of my adult life, to the point I have lost any vestigial accent...
The letter E in Welsh has no fewer than three dipthongs, each with a different sound.

I have several clients in Southern Wales. None of them can spell worth a dam(n)... :eek:
Car registration letters are in English , so Welsh language pronunciation ( E as in EE ,or E as in Eh ) doesn't really enter into it . I'm sure that a Greek employee working at the DVLA wouldn't assign the registration π Δ Λ if given a registration of PDL , so I find your explanation of your comment a little off kilter .
As far as your several Welsh clients that can't spell , possibly a result of social media and texting ? A problem that is worldwide not restricted to Wales
 
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