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    ...of all places. First time in the 10 years I've lived here that I've seen an SVTC that wasn't my own, or someone that was here because of me. Spotted it pulling into the Best Western. This baby was CLEAN too. E1, no dash warp, no front plate and no plate holes either. Otherwise, looked completely stock.

    Anyone?
    See, you think I give a . Wrong. In fact, while you talk, I'm thinking, "How can I give less of a ?" That's why I look interested.
    I know there's a god, because every once in a while someone whispers in my ear, "You're my favorite!"

  • #2
    Was it red and tan? Too bad that I didn't get to catch it while I was still there.
    06 gv650 02 Sprint ST
    97 F250 Powerstroke 11 Mustang
    Originally posted by SHOgoFast
    Boost is automotive equivalent of cocaine.

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    • #3
      No, it was midnight blue. I have no idea if it was someone passing through or if it was someone that works at the motel. I'll be keeping an eye out for it the next day or two.
      See, you think I give a . Wrong. In fact, while you talk, I'm thinking, "How can I give less of a ?" That's why I look interested.
      I know there's a god, because every once in a while someone whispers in my ear, "You're my favorite!"

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      • #4
        Just saw this car again. Across town this time. I'm guessing it's local, and not someone that was passing through. Time to try and hunt them down and get them on the boards. :)
        See, you think I give a . Wrong. In fact, while you talk, I'm thinking, "How can I give less of a ?" That's why I look interested.
        I know there's a god, because every once in a while someone whispers in my ear, "You're my favorite!"

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        • #5
          No front plate? They must enjoy getting pulled over and hassled about that.
          2000 "Amazon" Tropic Green CSVT #836/2150

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          • #6
            Not so much. I haven't had a front plate on the Azera since I bought it. I have it ready to throw up on the dash, if it comes to that though. I think for the most part the cops assume it's someone from Oklahoma when they see a car with no front plate.
            See, you think I give a . Wrong. In fact, while you talk, I'm thinking, "How can I give less of a ?" That's why I look interested.
            I know there's a god, because every once in a while someone whispers in my ear, "You're my favorite!"

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            • #7
              My current silver CSVT is the first one that I have had a front plate on and I haven't been pulled over a single time in any of them. I also did not have a front plate on my rx-7 vert before the CSVTs.
              06 gv650 02 Sprint ST
              97 F250 Powerstroke 11 Mustang
              Originally posted by SHOgoFast
              Boost is automotive equivalent of cocaine.

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              • #8
                Funny, I saw a silver E0 at The Parking Spot North location at DFW airport. It was the first SVT that I had seen in Texas in years.


                The front plate isn't really an issue. It's more of an additional offense to the fact that you were already speeding, etc. I drove my truck for a while without a front plate, because it got torn off in a minor accident in Michigan, and it did get mentioned when I did get pulled over while driving through DFW airport, but the real reason was because I was speeding a little. I got off with just a verbal warning. I drove my Jetta without a front plate for the entire two years that I had it. When I got pulled over and ticketed for speeding, the cop never even mentioned it. My SVT in Texas doesn't have a front plate or bracket, but I'm willing to bet that it will be my lack of state inspection sticker and registration sticker that will get me pulled over before that, although an oncoming cop might think that it was normal for those things to be missing if there is no front plate. My SVT in Michigan came from Texas, so it does have the front bracket on it, and I keep the Texas plate on it to keep Michigan cops from bugging me. It's worked quite well so far.
                Something Green
                2009 Pontiac G8 GT
                2000 SVT #0801 (sold)
                2000 3L SVT #2094 (sold)

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                • #9
                  Hmm, it must just be the state troopers down here that liked to hassle me about it. My 626 looked great without a front plate since it messed with the bra anyway but the SVT doesnt look bad with it so I've just left it on.
                  2000 "Amazon" Tropic Green CSVT #836/2150

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, screw front plates, they're for losers. I don't have one and the cops never mess with me, but then again I'm a pretty cool guy.

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                    • #11
                      Funny you say that. Maybe 2 years ago I got pulled over twice by the same trooper in one month while driving to Lubbock to visit my girlfriend. The first time he went for the broken bracket car wash excuse but the second time there was no stopping the ticket.
                      2000 "Amazon" Tropic Green CSVT #836/2150

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dyoel182 View Post
                        Funny you say that. Maybe 2 years ago I got pulled over twice by the same trooper in one month while driving to Lubbock to visit my girlfriend. The first time he went for the broken bracket car wash excuse but the second time there was no stopping the ticket.
                        You missed my comedic genius. I have MI plates, hence my lack of front plates.

                        Yeah, Lubbock police are definitely quite prevalent. I've never seen so many cops in such a small radius near the campus. I'm still perplexed w/the lack of Crown Vics and Impalas, instead 07/08 Chargers and Tahoes galore.

                        Shesh, the police dept. around here must be rolling in green.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ancientsanskrit View Post
                          You missed my comedic genius. I have MI plates, hence my lack of front plates.

                          Yeah, Lubbock police are definitely quite prevalent. I've never seen so many cops in such a small radius near the campus. I'm still perplexed w/the lack of Crown Vics and Impalas, instead 07/08 Chargers and Tahoes galore.

                          Shesh, the police dept. around here must be rolling in green.
                          In Flint, I've seen like 3 Flint cop Crown Vics in the 3+ years that I've lived there so far. They all drive Tahoes, and I'm pretty sure that the City of Flint isn't rolling in pools of cash.
                          Something Green
                          2009 Pontiac G8 GT
                          2000 SVT #0801 (sold)
                          2000 3L SVT #2094 (sold)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ancientsanskrit View Post
                            You missed my comedic genius. I have MI plates, hence my lack of front plates.

                            Yeah, Lubbock police are definitely quite prevalent. I've never seen so many cops in such a small radius near the campus. I'm still perplexed w/the lack of Crown Vics and Impalas, instead 07/08 Chargers and Tahoes galore.

                            Shesh, the police dept. around here must be rolling in green.

                            Mostly Chargers I bet. The Charger Police version is almost $2k cheaper than the Crown Vic Police Interceptor. Imagine that a more powerful, faster, better handling, better mpg car that costs less. But Ford still dominates the Police fleet sales across the country with the CV. Those old police dogs slow to change. And the Crown Vic is completely gone in another two years. Ford is switching to the "new" Taurus. "New" being its really the old 500 but re-named Taurus.
                            1999 Silver Frost CSVT born 04/07/1999, #1777 of 2760 (Sold 3/31/11); 1999 Spruce Green SE Sport 2.5L ATX daughter's car

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ancientsanskrit View Post
                              I'm still perplexed w/the lack of Crown Vics and Impalas, instead 07/08 Chargers and Tahoes galore.
                              Think about how bad the roads are and it makes sense. They both ride better than the Crown Vic.
                              2000 "Amazon" Tropic Green CSVT #836/2150

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