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Re: NY plates
I know this thread is old but I just have to also say that I hate these new plates with a passion. Yes, I've been around long enough own a car that had the old orange/blue, and I have no desire to have that as a throwback. First of all, the colors of NY are orange and blue, but not THAT orange and not THAT blue. Second, it just just ugly and without character. It's not even a real throwback with that top blue stripe. It sticks out like a sore thumb on most cars on the road in NY and it was done purely as a money grab thanks to Patterson.
At first they used the ridiculous excuse that the plates were losing their reflectiveness and therefore made it a mandatory change with a charge for all. Then, like someone said, they pointed out that Delaware hadn't changed for decades and all of a sudden it is no longer mandatory but new registrants will now get them since they were not making the old ones anymore.
I plan of keeping my plates for as long as possible. Our "governor" can't leave Albany quick enough.