Configurator Challenge: Personalised plates | CarAdvice


A a bit diverse obstacle this 7 days, offering a window into the CarAdvice team’s soul…

Customisation is in vogue at the instant, but selection can be very seriously perplexing. In our configurator problem, we permit the CarAdvice team unfastened on a manufacturer’s website to develop their perfect spec of a specific model.

For this version of the Configurator Challenge, we’re carrying out a little something a bit diverse, and possessing a participate in with the VicRoads personalised plate configurator. Down below are the responses we could basically publish…


Mike Stevens, Producer

Just like Instagram usernames, most numberplate mixtures I would want are nicely and actually gone now. I go by ‘mikedoeslife’ on most social media, but of program that would not in good shape – and a six-character variation of it would be uninterpretable. So, I moved onto my product of automobile.

I tried out for ‘LEGGY’, provided the Liberty is referred to as ‘Legacy’ in all places else in the earth, but of system that was taken. Then stupid matters like ‘LIB25L’ (Liberty 2.5-litre), but, really, who desires to boast about their car’s close to-gutless engine? (The plate’s obtainable, by the way.)

(This all reminds me that I checked availability of ‘GROVEL’ right before the Levorg was verified for Australia, and the plate was accessible. I explained to myself I would obtain a Levorg if the plate was even now offered following start, but, by then, any individual had well snapped it up. (Picture deciding upon a car or truck primarily based on the quantity plate… I am sometimes impulsive.))

Finally, I moved my contemplating from self-importance to messaging… why try out to come up with a variation on my name or the design of my automobile when I can just ship a crass information to the automobile in entrance? ‘MOVEIT’ arrived to intellect, but no surprise, that was taken. So, we conclusion up at ‘MOV3IT’, which remarkably is obtainable.

As for the color and fashion, well, I like understated, simple and delicate in most items (the concept apart…). Silver on black is about right for me.

I’m not gonna purchase it, although – I am joyful with frequent federal government-issued plates, and I’ve got just one of the past ‘Z’ plates just before we moved to the new ‘we’ve run out of AAA-111 plates’ technique in Victoria. Which is kinda neat. So, dear visitors, it is really all yours.


Scott Collie, Journalist

Alright, so VicRoads wouldn’t give me V Quick. What it would give me, nevertheless, is V QUICC. Pop society, satisfy street society.

I’ve opted for slimline European-glimpse plates, simply because this would be perfect for, say, a Porsche Cayman GTS in blue.

If the noisy exhaust and Porsche badge usually are not adequate of a giveaway, the plates inform the world my car or truck usually means business.


Paul Maric, Senior Street Tester

Definition: A sort of bipedal dinosaur resembling a more compact Tyrannosaurus Rex from the similar two-legged family members of dinosaurs, the Theropods.

Alternatively: The title of the baddest new dual-cab ute on the market. It is capable of clearing jumps and terrorising the Finke Desert Race, but it really is most likely to commit 99 for each cent of its time climbing kerbs and terrorising more compact automobiles in traffic.

The camouflaged plate also harks again to its screening and tuning, which took spot in the depths of the Australian outback.


Mandy Turner, Podcast Host and Highway Tester

Just about every time I get a new auto, I spend several hours contemplating of as lots of combos as doable. I have even had my Dad on the situation prior to. It is addictive, and you will not relaxation right up until you obtain the ideal one.

I own a several myself: VOLK5Y, VW.OVL, and OMG 356 – all in black and white, as they match any color auto.

Only final 7 days I was on the internet obtaining the rights to the authentic plates I nevertheless have for my Beetle. That was a rather exclusive minute. This time I’ve absent for a generic plate a lot more suited to cars that many desire of owning 1 day… we are conversing supercars.

Photograph this on a vehicle an individual would wrestle to pay for if they experienced young ones, or unless of course they had been tremendous prosperous. Let’s face it, you truly wouldn’t dare put this plate on a Honda Odyssey, would you? (Consider shopping for an Odyssey when you you should not have children…)


Sarah Aitken, Manufacturing Manager, Movie and Activities

I received personalised plates for my 21st birthday, but I will not use them any more. At my age it truly is fewer awesome to screen your day of beginning on your vehicle than it was again then!

The information on my plates is very simple. OMG, glance, a cat! How good are cats. They’re so adorable and fluffy. Will not you dare inform me in any other case!


Jin Tee, Functions Director

This variety plate was motivated by the amazing, serene and collected Clinton.

Senior Constable Ash Bowden from the Australian Freeway Patrol questioned Clinton why he was sitting down in a wrecked auto which had mounted the kerb, and Clinton simply stated the obvious: “I’m just ready for a mate.”


Masi Ghadiri, Company Accountant

I type of favored Audi A5 Cabriolet when I first saw it on our website. It’d be a car or truck I would like to acquire just one working day – in crimson, remember to!

This is the great plate for it!


James Wong, Journalist

I am your common degular schmegular boy from the hood, and my amount plate is a representation of a common stating on strike Tv set collection like The Genuine Housewives of Atlanta.

Not only am I not giving the haters my time, it can be an awesome way to farewell whomever I go away in my rear-check out mirror. #byegirl #girlbye.

It also wouldn’t be a Wongy spec without the need of currently being a shade of inexperienced, so my custom made plate is ‘Green with Envy’. Refined…


Melissa Ong, Group Supervisor

I appreciate personalised plates! As another person that owns a couple of custom made plates, I usually sit on the VPlates internet site and configure random combinations.

These days I am selecting to design and style my plate as the Euro High quality design. Meet V-CIVIC!

I am currently driving a Honda Civic Form R from Brisbane to Melbourne, and this plate would accommodate it completely.

The FN2 Civic was crafted in Honda’s U.K. Swindon plant and the phrase CIVIC, want I say additional?

I like the conventional dimensions Euro plate with a black qualifications. It also arrives in white, silver and gold. Slimline is also accessible.


 What do your perfect plates search like? Let us know in the opinions!