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Went to see my car at the dealers today, the interior was lovely and the grey accent around the dash on a grey car looks awesome. Exterior still had white plastic cling protection on it...so less attractive :lol:

But there were 3 x CHR's being collected today (on 66 plates)

Am I being a snob, wouldn't you wait for a 17 plate in less than 2 weeks?
 

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To me, it seems something from the past. Has it some advantage compare to a 16 plate
( higher price if you trade it in over a couple of years or selling private then it make some sense).
 

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they probably had to wait so long to collect lol
 

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No spoke to two of them and they were private buyers, but they were both of the fairer sex, so possibly not swayed by the macho posturing of a new reg, more like 'I want it now, now, now' :)
 

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I had Toyota deliver my CHR this morning. The significance of a new plate means less than it did historically. At point of sale, I insisted that my Excel be delivered no later than the 28th specifically to avoid the 17 plate.

I just wanted the plate to show that it's one of the 1st as opposed to one of the newest; nothing more than that -an early adopter if you will. Different strokes for different folks though.
 

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Hi,they probley want to beat the road tax increases at the end of march.
Like myself my hybrid was free to tax last week,but goes up to 130£ per year in two weeks i belive.
Also some new cars have extra payments in there 1st year,or 2nd,3 ,4 years .
 

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Rick, no it goes up on 1st April, so fully a month after the new registration is released :)
 
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I have a "vanity plate" so for show the 17 plate is irrelevant. And anyway, a buyer would see from the paperwork the date of registration so why worry about a week or two. ...I certainly wouldn't. With the apparent no-discount protocol, it also makes no sense to wait until dealers are looking to offload....if, like me, you are ready to change your vehicle.
 

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EightSixteen said:
I just wanted the plate to show that it's one of the 1st as opposed to one of the newest; nothing more than that -an early adopter if you will. Different strokes for different folks though.
I already have a car that was one of the first 50 to roll of the production line in 1996, in launch colour and voted in the top 5 most beautiful production cars for 4yrs after....so sort of understand this. Although I'm guessing that there is no way you will know whether your C-HR is number 5 or 5000?

However, typically it's the first production run that has all of the production line snagging issues and technical faults :(
 

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Same as the above, even though I am putting a private plate on it, when it goes, it will go back as a 17 plate. Dealer agreed it was a sensible strategy if he were valuing it for a trade-in.
 

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My dealer also said that it was better to wait a couple of weeks and get a "17" plate than get the car mid February - although this may have been more a strategy on his part to ensure delivery/meet targets or some other "black art" that car dealers practice!
 

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MarkyMUK said:
Although I'm guessing that there is no way you will know whether your C-HR is number 5 or 5000?
I asked and was told there wasn't, certainly nothing distinguishable on the car or the system.
So the plate is as close as I'm going to get with that.

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However, typically it's the first production run that has all of the production line snagging issues and technical faults :(
Agree completely on this, I have a bad habit of getting everything as quickly as I can after launch; TV's, laptops, phones... all plagued with bugs but remedied down the line. If there's anything serious a recall should sort it. So far everything's worked as expected though, nothing's behaving untoward and I suspect that you're really going to enjoy it when you finally get your hands on her!
 

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Luckily, virtually all of the equipment and technology on the CHR has been tried and tested over a long period in other Toyota vehicles, and I can't see there being any significant teething problems with the car at all. I usually steer well clear of brand new models with all new tech until at least the second year of production.
 
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