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    Thread: Oddball gray market/diplomat car sightings

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      05-22-2012 10:30 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by AHFlynn View Post
      i dont remember seeing that many out of place diplomat cars when i lived in dc last summer. the ony one i remember now was...



      sans bitchez. i saw it all the time and liked it a lot.

      WPR... plates Warsaw Poland You will find most beautiful ladies there

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      05-22-2012 01:18 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Lucian1988 View Post
      dacia sandero spotted in NOVA last year... i still wonder how they got it here since its got VA tags on it and all
      You go to DMV with your title, you walk out with plates

      Diplomat plates are for diplomats only. If you are foreign national living or visiting in the US as a private person (e.g. not a diplomat), you get normal plates. You can keep the car in the US for 1 year, or as long as your visa is valid.

    3. 05-22-2012 02:13 PM #53
      I got to drive a Ford Mondeo ST220 at work a couple of times. It had Baja California plates, manual trans, and looked just like this.


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      05-22-2012 03:05 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Diplomats usually have the State Department license plates around here





      And usually they are boring run-of-the-mill econoboxes, like the guy in my neighborhood who has a Seat Leon. Why bother importing basic transportation like a Seat?

      But then there is another guy in the neighborhood who has a MK1 Lotus Elise, but has regular Georgia plates though he may have had connections from when Lotus USA HQ was here in town.
      If you have these plates are you allowed to park wherever the **** you want?
      the Columbian Embassy is across the street from my work and they are ALWAYS parked in the fire lane EVERY DAY and they NEVER get towed or ticketed

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      05-22-2012 03:19 PM #55
      Pretty much... The diplomat plate is going to get you a lot further than the consul plate though.

      That stuff doesn't fly in othe countries though. If the US did these things that you see in other countries the State Department would be taken to task. Gotta love double standards.
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      05-22-2012 04:03 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by gti_matt View Post
      The City of Detroit issues plates?
      I ment Michigan lol i was going to say the car was from Detroit since it was a Ford manufacturer plate
      Last edited by hardcore4life; 05-22-2012 at 04:06 PM.

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      05-22-2012 04:07 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      Pretty much... The diplomat plate is going to get you a lot further than the consul plate though.

      That stuff doesn't fly in othe countries though. If the US did these things that you see in other countries the State Department would be taken to task. Gotta love double standards.
      it's mostly CONSUL plates... and it drives me nuts.
      they're all piles of **** though. Mostly Mazda 6i and older Corollas

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      05-22-2012 05:23 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      Pretty much... The diplomat plate is going to get you a lot further than the consul plate though.

      That stuff doesn't fly in othe countries though. If the US did these things that you see in other countries the State Department would be taken to task. Gotta love double standards.


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      05-22-2012 10:12 PM #59
      ...I have a set of US Consul plates for sale to the highest bidder

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      If anyone even gets it

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      05-23-2012 03:04 AM #61
      A German plated Jaguar owned by a fictional character in a mediocre Showtime series?
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      05-23-2012 07:29 AM #62
      "Oddball gray market/diplomat car sightings"

      ...also known as "welcome to DC".
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      You're a self-serving Japanese car-hating asshat.
      I drive two Japanese cars.

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      05-23-2012 07:30 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by wh1te09gti View Post
      WPR... plates Warsaw Poland You will find most beautiful ladies there
      Just not in that picture. Everything but the face.
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      05-23-2012 09:56 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by ttvick View Post

      If anyone even gets it
      Homeland?

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      05-27-2012 11:42 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by wh1te09gti View Post
      WPR... plates Warsaw Poland You will find most beautiful ladies there
      they should have put a few in that picture then
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      05-28-2012 12:48 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by lucian1988 View Post
      dacia sandero spotted in nova last year... I still wonder how they got it here since its got va tags on it and all


      great news!!

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