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      09-18-2008, 09:34 PM   #1
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Euro front plate - cool or tacky?

I live in the US but have many business friends in Regensburg, Germany where the M3 is made. I've been talking about buying one all year. Last time my colleagues visited, they brought me a real German license plate from Regensburg as a gift. Picking the car up on Saturday. I live in a state with no front plate requirement and was thinking of putting the German plate on the front.

Cool or tacky? Anybody know if it's legal?
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      09-18-2008, 09:42 PM   #2
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State specific on the legality.

I'll vote tacky, but whatever. I see it a lot.
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      09-18-2008, 09:48 PM   #3
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      09-18-2008, 10:13 PM   #4
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It belongs on the wall of your garage, it would be cool there, perhaps with a big roundel nearby.
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I had one on my e46 m3. looked sexy and got complimented on it NON STOP. I'm contemplating whether to put one on my e92 m/
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      09-18-2008, 10:45 PM   #6
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Tacky... especially since it was not even the temp plate you would have gotten when doing European Delivery. You should feel lucky if you live in a state with no front plate requirements.
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I like front bumper to be smooooooooooooooth.


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Smooth front is best!

I imagine that you will get stopped more often running a German plate in the US
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      09-19-2008, 05:02 AM   #11
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Tacky... euro rice.
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shouldnt be illegal... at least its not illegal here in quebec since we dont need any front plates. i dont think its tacky unless you put something really cheesy on the plate... i had it on my old car. it helped save my bumper from small dings caused by other people while parallel parking in the city. i think there's nothing wrong with it if you like it.
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I live in the US but have many business friends in Regensburg, Germany where the M3 is made. I've been talking about buying one all year. Last time my colleagues visited, they brought me a real German license plate from Regensburg as a gift. Picking the car up on Saturday. I live in a state with no front plate requirement and was thinking of putting the German plate on the front.

Cool or tacky? Anybody know if it's legal?
Legality is state-specific. You should read into what your state says about no front plates. In california, it's illegal, but I still see no plates/europlates all the time lol. I honestly think they look much better than the US plates since it runs smoothly without covering up part of the bottom grill. Just my opinion
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Plus a front plate makes you more susceptible to lidar including "lock-on" at a much longer range.
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Smooth front is best!


the same applies to other things too...
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Tacky.

You don't see euro vehicles running US plates.
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Hmm..not too sure about German plates in the US..would they not try to run you off the road or smack you when you get out?
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