My brother says:
The registration is definitely where you will get slammed.
I did some research. In my town it’s $18 per $1000 of valuation, so I’d pay $680 the first year. Then the next year it goes to $15 per thousand and so on until it gets down to $3 per thousand and stays there. It doesn’t exactly go down $3 every year, but close to it. Then you add on the State fees for the license which of course are the same every year.
Vanity plates, if I remember right, are $40 plus the extra little fees we all pay. I went to their website where you can check what’s taken. I got inspired before this by starting a list of license names. I started with 60 names! While on the site I got inspired again and came up with a grand total of 160! Believe or not, I only had to reject 16 of my names as they’re already taken! The list is so big I doubt I’ll have more inspiration to come up with more. Out of the 140 or so left over, probably 10% are quite good and another 15% are okay.
I downloaded the PDF form for submitting names. It has space for 8 names in order of preference, so if someone bags a name since you were last on the site, they go to the next name on the list.
The color of this 2013 Mustang is Deep Impact Blue and it has 420 hp, so you can guess some of the names, like DEEPBLU and 420HP. It was surprising to me how many names weren’t taken. Probably because this isn’t California.
Others I have that no one’s using:
SINCE64 (I borrowed that one from a pic on Ford’s website)
I might as well have put all of them here, but you get the idea. Altogether out of the whole bunch I kinda like about 5 or 10. I thought of some others but they would’ve been more appropriate if I had a Shelby!
The engine is known as the Coyote engine, but someone already bagged that.