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Lto and new plates

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum' started by Notmyrealname, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Notmyrealname

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    I am stating the obvious, but where inefficiency is endemic it is perhaps best to have less bureaucracy. But I do know the reasons for having lots of documents, some on special security paper and some adorned with ribbons; to keep people in jobs. The fact that many of those documents can be purchased forged, makes the overwhelming bureaucratic processes even more pointless. Time to look at what they do in more organised and efficient countries (for example, where you can buy a new car with the licence plate already on it and can actually drive it that very day!).
     
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    Not sure about this; our new car came with temp cardboard plates and we were able to drive it out the same day. Maybe a problem going by ferry to other provinces?


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    My experience in March of this year is that a leading car dealer informed us that our proposed new car could not be driven for two months due to problems of getting LTO registration - but my wife informs me she could have signed a waiver and been allowed to drive it. We bought a used car instead because of that issue. I know nothing about cardboard plates but if they are acceptable then why not metal home-made plates - maybe made to look similar to the official ones? It is all a puzzle to me.
     
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    Like you, I would never have bought a car that couldn’t be driven for 2 months either! With so many options available, how could that dealer stay in business! And I would never sign waiver to give up something either (whatever was being waived...probably insurance coverage). The “cardboard” plates are actually a thin sheet of hard foam plastic sandwiched by cardboard on each side but they are only temporary and show the conduction sticker number, not a license registration number. My dealer was with a very popular Japanese brand, located in Sibulan. They never mentioned anything about LTO except that they were not sure if all maritime shippers would accept the conduction sticker number. No problems shipping from DGTE to Siquijor and I’m sure no problems from Sibulan to Cebu Island.


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    I purchased a motorcycle from one dealer, a couple months later when they gave me a copy of the registration I went and had a plate made locally (they also wanted a copy so they knew they we putting a real license number on the plate.

    When I purchased my current motorcycle from Du Ek Sam, they had my registration paperwork - and a plate made up - ready for me in less than a month.
     
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    Hmmm, does this have to do with the EURO2 expiration in January 2018 after which all vehicles registered must be EURO4? Most new cars have already been converted to EURO4 except for the Mitsubishi Adventurer and one Isuzu SUV model. The Mitsubishi Adventurer is installing new engines (at factory I am sure) that are EURO4 compliant. Not sure about the one non compliant Isuzu model.


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    This waiver is just to make sure that the dealer isn't going to be fined in case you're caught with the unregistered vehicle after the week-long grace period. Basically you sign that you will be responsible for the consequences of driving without or/cr. At least that's what I had to sign with any bike I bought here so far.

    I heard that some dealers do issue false certificates stating that the bike was just bought this week, for every week until the registration is through...

    For me Du Ek Sam was a bit slower (but still faster as anticipated). bike bought September 29 or 30, registration picked up end of November. They wanted me to take care of the temporary number plate but in the end did it for me (which is the way it should be).

    Already excited to find out when I will finally get the "real" number plate for one of my bikes :D
     
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    I bought my Honda Beat from Du Ek Sam around November 9th of this year. They told me the registration would take 3-5 months to be processed, after reading this, I wonder if I should stop in to the store this week to see if my registration is there already.
     
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    Hoping my plates are in this new shipment. Bought a new car over 2 years ago. Got a registration containing a plate number, but as of yet, no plates.
     
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