Would you buy a car with this license plate?

In Germany the license plate have this structure XX-X 000. The first 1 till three Letters behind the hyphen belong to the town where you live. So if you know which letters belong to your city, you also know which letter after the hyphen you should avoid, as the combination of those letters may create a word or a pseudo-word which might look weird on your car. And yes you can choose the letters and numbers(as long as that combination is unused) after the hyphen.

In this case the car is a Saab 9-3 TurboX sedan, and the car is registered in Düren, which has the letter-code DN.

Which 3rd letter is on the license plate?

Solution after the jump.

Did Not Finish

It is not the coolest word for a TurboX, is it ?

lala
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lala
5 years 7 months ago

DNF?

Btw Red J, kudos for your writings. 1 possible point of improvement: I use twitter to see when there is a new post on SU. Swade normally tweets the title of the article plus a link. But when you place an entry this doesnt happen. Maybe you could do this in the future Thanks!

Presto
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Presto
5 years 7 months ago

DNF.
Did not finish.

Swade
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5 years 7 months ago

Posting to Twitter is generally automatic, as long as the appropriate check box is checked (which I’ve forgotten from time to time. The plugin that does this should automatically put the link in (I know I don’t do it manually).

Jeff
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Jeff
5 years 7 months ago

Whooooooosh.

That’s the sound that this post just made as it flew over my head. Lost in translation I suppose 🙂

74stingray
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74stingray
5 years 7 months ago

you have some company….

Vector-SS
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Vector-SS
5 years 7 months ago

And another here 🙂

900_S
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900_S
5 years 7 months ago

Yo! Never would’ve guessed…

900_S
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900_S
5 years 7 months ago

Then again, I have an old licence plate that starts off 404.

CraigSu
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CraigSu
5 years 7 months ago

DNF and DNS are commonly used terms in motor racing, both of which have undesirable connotations for the driver and his team. DNF means you started the race but did not finish at the checkered flag due to some unfortunate circumstance. DNS is actually worse because it means you qualified but did not start the race at all, not even making it to the starting grid. Hope this helps to clear up any confusion.

ivo 71
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ivo 71
5 years 7 months ago

This thread could go on forever and provide no-end of fun. The combinations you can make with all those German city codes can be hilarious for non-German speakers. In the Netherlands for example, cars from Lübeck with an L after the LU are always highly popular as the combination equals the Dutch slang word for a male member. Or, to name another, a car from Waldshut with an F?

Ivo

ivo 71
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ivo 71
5 years 7 months ago

The full list of German city codes: http://www.europeanplates.com/german-city-codes

Enjoy!

Ivo

Presto
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Presto
5 years 7 months ago

You wouldn’t want DNS either, Did Not Start.

hughw
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hughw
5 years 7 months ago

When Swade’s asleep, the mice do play. Check out these restaurant signs.
http://extremelyfunny.info/the-five-worst-asian-restaurant-signs/

jimmy
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jimmy
5 years 7 months ago

Thats pretty funny, my beater ’94 convertible had the letters DNF 499 and I thought it was great for that car.
A friend of mine used to work at the motor vehicle dept. and she used to save plates with strange letter / number combos. One day I was at mvd and she was being hassled by a big old redneck about the registration on his truck. She gave him a plate that was GWM 123.
(Gay White Male) He thought it was cool because it was 123.

TurboLover
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TurboLover
5 years 7 months ago

Do Not F… (with me)
That is how i read it…

MOK24
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5 years 7 months ago

living in germany, my numbers plates are : E-LK 9300 and E-LK 9500. Guess the cars 😉

wooDz
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wooDz
5 years 7 months ago

I had the registration of LIP-S 69 once

Mike900
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Mike900
5 years 7 months ago

I’m shaking my head in disapproval…. But with a slight grin;-)

UWb
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UWb
5 years 7 months ago

My first guess was that the combination would be DN-A.
This is more cool…

A-RO 95
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A-RO 95
5 years 7 months ago

I live in Augsburg Germany, drive a 9-5 Aero and my number is A-RO 95!!

SK-OL 93
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SK-OL 93
5 years 7 months ago

My license plate is SKOL 93 and it is on my Aero Convertible.
So then, Skol Saab

Saabheart
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Saabheart
5 years 7 months ago

My license plate is 27 PSI When I got it, I had a severe drop in potential street races hehe 🙂

Fredrik Mattsson
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Fredrik Mattsson
5 years 7 months ago

In trollhättan there is a cosmic-blue 9-3 -99 with licenseplate “THE 666” prette COOL

Ted Y
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5 years 7 months ago

DNR = Do Not Resuscitate. At my age, that’s the first thing that came to mind. 🙁

Momcat
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Momcat
5 years 7 months ago

yeh, mine, too 🙂

Mike J
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5 years 7 months ago

My German car (to bad nor Turbo x)
Press this link

Pekko
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5 years 7 months ago

In Finland we are… Well… Very open minded.

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