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Daily Mail - VP12 in the UK

Discussion in 'News' started by doug, May 15, 2008.

  1. doug

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    Those plates seriously break the design. They need a new method or special smaller plates to make this less of an eyesore...

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    #3 doug, May 15, 2008
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    Yeah, front plates always look bad on a sports car. Almost any car, really.

    Hey these other images weren't there when I first skimmed the article:
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    Yeah I've seen that Alfa-Romeo in Norway as well and that position does actually look better than the Roadster one which looks horrible. I still can't understand why the designers don't automatically create rooms for the license plates in their street legal designs? The rear license plate in the picture f. inst. looks pretty cool actually. It's just the front plate which is really bad...

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    The steering wheel's on the wrong side! (At least by U.K. standards...)

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    I agree...down with the plates!
     
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    #10 doug, May 18, 2008
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    OOPS!!
    car1505_468x325.jpg

    Actually, now that I think about it... This is probably just sour grapes from The Independent.
     
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    I think the roadster would look good with a square-type plate on the front (i.e. white version of the rear one). I've seen several Honda S2000s with this and it suits them.

    On another note, I find it strange that the Daily Mail put this in their "femail" section. Are they saying this is a girls' car?
     
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    #12 malcolm, May 29, 2008
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    Ah what a merry can of worms you've opened here!

    Rosie Boycott is a Mail staff writer with quite a wide brief within the Femail section.

    ROSIE BOYCOTT | Search Results | Mail Online

    But now you mention it, British ladies do seem to have different tastes in cars:-

    It's The Ladies Car - The Hyundai That's Sexier Than A Porsche!

    Something which tends to cause angst amongst the fellas :smile:

    Standard SLK - Ratio of female to male owners? [Archive] - MBClub Forums

    BTW, welcome to the forum
     

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