azpaula
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Arizona- Registration & License Info Please HELP!

Tue May 10, 2011 6:50 pm

I really tried to find if this answer already, so apologies if I missed it...

My dealer called in regards to my purchase on April 29- At the time, I told them I wanted to keep my license plate and put it on the new LEAF. Now they say unless I take the Alternative Fuel license plate (blue with clouds and all good personalizations taken), I have to pay the regular registration costs which will be around $500 (she was estimating, of course).

So, the $70 ish for registration cost with the plate I dont want (HOA lane is not a consideration for me, dont care) or I pay hundreds and hundreds more per year to keep my awesome plate (purple/colorful with "ELCTRC")...

Does anyone really know my options here? I dread calling the DMV tmrw. I thought I had heard tale of an alt fuel sticker? maybe that could be put onto the plate I want to keep?

thanks in advance- hope someone can help me~
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Re: Arizona- Registration & License Info Please HELP!

Tue May 10, 2011 6:58 pm

You have to have the AF plate so you don't have to pay the property taxes that are included in normal AZ plates.
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azpaula
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Re: Arizona- Registration & License Info Please HELP!

Tue May 10, 2011 8:17 pm

thx for the reply...

The car is the same whether I have their damn plate or not. The car is what it is... I should get to pay the reduced amount and have the plate I want.

I realize I am probably shit out of luck- just was hoping someone had info on how to work around this.
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Re: Arizona- Registration & License Info Please HELP!

Wed May 11, 2011 2:41 am

Hi Paula...I sent you a PM.
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Re: Arizona- Registration & License Info Please HELP!

Wed May 11, 2011 6:19 am

Hi Paula,

I was able to transfer my personalized plate wording from another car to the AF plate by going down to the DMV. They issued a generic plate for the vehicle with the personalized plate wording and a generic AF plate for the LEAF, while the personalized AF plate was ordered. I paid the reduced AF registration fees for the LEAF. If you do not need a plate for the vehicle with the presonalization, I believe you should be able to get a plate credit for the registration remaining on the plate.

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azpaula
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Re: Arizona- Registration & License Info Please HELP!

Wed May 11, 2011 10:30 am

Thanks guys... things are not looking good. prolly gonna have to go with AF plate, my personalization is not available, not even close. perhaps I can think of something clever.

Dave- since the paperwork is all being done thru the dealer, should I have them just get a regular AF plate and then try to get a personalized one later? sounds like you did it all from the start of the process and could talk to a DMV person about the personalizing of the plate. thoughts?
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Re: Arizona- Registration & License Info Please HELP!

Wed May 11, 2011 11:13 am

Hi Paula,

I purchased out of state, so I had to go the DMV to register and title the vehicle in AZ. I would suggest you get get the AF plate at the dealer. I believe the personalization is independent of plate type (unless there is a number of character limitation). So the personalization that is "taken" maybe held by you. If this is the case, after you get the AF plate, you could go down to the DMV (MVD?) and work through getting the personalization that you have (on the other plate) moved to the new plate. (but you will need to keep the registration active on the old plate until you go to the DMV and complete the process).

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Re: Arizona- Registration & License Info Please HELP!

Wed May 11, 2011 11:16 am

Hi Paula,

To answer your original question. I do not know the details to use your existing plate on your vehicle. My comments are only on the possible transfering of the "personalization" to the AF plate.
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azpaula
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Re: Arizona- Registration & License Info Please HELP!

Thu May 12, 2011 8:43 pm

thanks guys... gonna play by the rules and do the AF plate- and as discussed above, just try to get my current personalization onto new plate at a future date. Mabe I AM the only one with ELCTRC and since its taken by me on my current plate it is classified as TAKEN across all plate types- that would be nice.

feeling a bit pushed around by "the Man", but all of your input has helped me feel better- like we are all in this together :)
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Re: Arizona- Registration & License Info Please HELP!

Thu May 12, 2011 11:40 pm

Once you receive your generic AF plate in the mail, you can go to servicearizona.com and request a personalized AF plate pretty easily. I'm not sure if they can transfer the personalization from an old plate online or not. I wonder if you register your old plate on the plate refund page, it will free up the personalization to be applied to your new AF plate. I hate having to wait forever at the MVD so I wonder if the online route is possible.
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