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Post by scott28tt » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:45 am

TheJimster wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:31 pm
Check that the dealer has put a proper set of green number plates on for you! Ours was supplied with regular plates but the dealer (Swansway in Wrexham, who have been really good) have just made up a set of green ones and posted them to me.

Green plates are entirely optional, and there are zero benefits to the driver - if you want to be part of a government awareness campaign then fill yer boots...
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Post by scott28tt » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:46 am

Gwyver wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:52 am
TheJimster wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:31 pm
Check that the dealer has put a proper set of green number plates on for you! Ours was supplied with regular plates but the dealer (Swansway in Wrexham, who have been really good) have just made up a set of green ones and posted them to me.
Actually I've asked that the dealer supplies 'regular' plates - which remains a legal option - as I think the specified shade of green is unpleasant. (I guess this is just a matter of personal preference.)

Good for you.

My dealer swapped my perfectly good plain plates for green ones when it went into the workshop for an update, without asking me first, I made them swap them back.
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Post by scott28tt » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:47 am

G43FAN wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:22 am
I have green plates (wasn't asked what I wanted) and I am not sure they add any benefit whatsoever.

There are none. They are a government awareness campaign.
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Post by sausageroll » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:45 am

monkeyhanger wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:27 am
Cherry wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:59 am
monkeyhanger wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:09 pm
I've had 14 new VWs, 10-15 miles on the clock when you pick it up is pretty normal (PDI testing, unloading etc)
Wow my new cars in the past had 2 miles on the clock, including ones imported from Belgium and Holland delivered by transporter when prices were much lower in Europe.

Even pre-registered models in the UK show <2 miles on the clock. 15 miles seems high to me.
Yes, in hindsight I should've rejected those cars for not being "new" :lol:

With digital odometer, it's easy to reset back to zero. The dockworkers could rag it around the docks and then reset to zero at the dealers.

15 miles is of no concern - I put 274 miles on mine, just getting it home.
It's a part of why I didn't want someone to 'deliver it' by driving it, as you hear some stories. Wasn't keen on having a pre-farted in car :D

I guess my paranoia is such that I worry that the dealer might use a car as a cheeky little 'demo' before collecting, and so finding more than expected odo readings, what with the available examples being very thin on the ground for them

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Post by Cherry » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:17 am

monkeyhanger wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:27 am

Yes, in hindsight I should've rejected those cars for not being "new" :lol:
15 miles is of no concern - I put 274 miles on mine, just getting it home.
Well, you did pay a "used" car price with your unbeatable deals! :D
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Post by gailjon » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:26 am

scott28tt wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:45 am
TheJimster wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:31 pm
Check that the dealer has put a proper set of green number plates on for you! Ours was supplied with regular plates but the dealer (Swansway in Wrexham, who have been really good) have just made up a set of green ones and posted them to me.

Green plates are entirely optional, and there are zero benefits to the driver - if you want to be part of a government awareness campaign then fill yer boots...
If you want to encourage other drivers to change to BEVs then do it I say.
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Post by andrewparker » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:32 am

TheJimster wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:31 pm
Check that the dealer has put a proper set of green number plates on for you! Ours was supplied with regular plates but the dealer (Swansway in Wrexham, who have been really good) have just made up a set of green ones and posted them to me.
I'm 100% asking for normal plates, hate EV plates.
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Post by Utumno » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:45 am

And I'm very much of the "honestly, who gives a s**t" brigade regarding what a number plate looks like
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Post by scott28tt » Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:47 pm

gailjon wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:26 am
scott28tt wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:45 am
TheJimster wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:31 pm
Check that the dealer has put a proper set of green number plates on for you! Ours was supplied with regular plates but the dealer (Swansway in Wrexham, who have been really good) have just made up a set of green ones and posted them to me.

Green plates are entirely optional, and there are zero benefits to the driver - if you want to be part of a government awareness campaign then fill yer boots...
If you want to encourage other drivers to change to BEVs then do it I say.

Each to their own, I don't need ugly green splodges on my number plates to do that.
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Post by Warminster id » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:20 pm

Utumno wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:45 am
And I'm very much of the "honestly, who gives a s**t" brigade regarding what a number plate looks like
Me too, as long as it’s legal, you see so many dodgy plates around
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