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Posted: 8/12/2014 9:18:22 AM EDT
Today I followed a pickup wearing a white and blue US government license plate. I knew nothing about those plates before starting this thread and wanted to look it up. The first thing I noticed being odd was that it was a Tacoma rather than a US brand. Then I found http://info.kyha.com/documents/FedGovTags.pdf that explains how to read those plates. The one I saw started with G11 -- but the document explains that prefix to go on a midsize sedan. Could someone have lifted the plates and put them on the Tacoma? Pretty stupid idea but how tightly controlled are those plates?
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Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 9:54:19 AM EDT
pretty neat link... never knew it existed.
We run G34 and G47 series plates here so it doesnt help any.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 10:01:30 AM EDT
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I've seen .gov plates on a wide variety of odd vehicles.... all of them were over seas but still... lol

I think my favorite was the 454 SS El Camino on Osan AFB that the base commander drove...

- Clint
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Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>
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Manufacturing seems to have shifted to Mexico. Globalization ftw.
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Manufacturing seems to have shifted to Mexico. Globalization ftw.
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Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>



Manufacturing seems to have shifted to Mexico. Globalization ftw.

Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?
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Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>
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Tacomas are built in Mexico, whereas the HD series GM trucks are made in Flint, and the Tahoes made in Arlington (by Americans).


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Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?
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Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:
Originally Posted By Zerlak:
Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>



Manufacturing seems to have shifted to Mexico. Globalization ftw.

Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?

They want shit that works.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 10:14:42 AM EDT
Cartel mule vehicle.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 10:29:15 AM EDT
OPM investigators in this area are frequently issued Hyundai's and sport .gov plates. Why would you think that they would only use US made vehicles??
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Originally Posted By killuminati:
OPM investigators in this area are frequently issued Hyundai's and sport .gov plates. Why would you think that they would only use US made vehicles??
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Because optics. Also, it was strange to learn that a truck was wearing a tag meant for a midsize sedan.
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Originally Posted By Alaskacajun:
I've seen .gov plates on a wide variety of odd vehicles.... all of them were over seas but still... lol

I think my favorite was the 454 SS El Camino on Osan AFB that the base commander drove...
- Clint
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So the base commander scarfed one of the U-2 chase vehicles? Nice...

I worked for a guy who bought one of those El Caminos when he was stationed at Beale working on the SR-71. He repainted it a nasty purple and silver paint scheme, keeping the steel wheels and dog dish hubcaps.

There were still bolt holes in the bed for seatbelts the guys who would have been riding there with the pogo wheels used to keep themselves in place during acceleration. And that damn thing would accelerate with an LS-6 454 under the hood.
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Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?
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Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:
Originally Posted By Zerlak:
Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>


Manufacturing seems to have shifted to Mexico. Globalization ftw.


Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?


Before I retired in 1995 I put in a requirements change for our section to get an SUV in place of a pickup to do the work we were required to do. I visited my old workplace two years after I retired, in 1997. My replacement showed me their new vehicle and thanked me for getting him their 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser.
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I think the special operations guys prefer Tacomas.
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Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:

Because optics. Also, it was strange to learn that a truck was wearing a tag meant for a midsize sedan.
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Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:
Originally Posted By killuminati:
OPM investigators in this area are frequently issued Hyundai's and sport .gov plates. Why would you think that they would only use US made vehicles??

Because optics. Also, it was strange to learn that a truck was wearing a tag meant for a midsize sedan.



Dude you have some double retired GS-5 that manages fleet vehicles do you think he gives a fuck about what vehicles have what plates? Our fleet plates are constantly fucked and they give 2 shits. Also .gov organizations have been known to swap plates around on their own vehicles when they expire because the bozo that has the additional duty of managing their fleet vehicles also give 0 fucks. It's the federal government we are talking about here not exactly the pinnacle of competence and organization.
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Dude you have some double retired GS-5 that manages fleet vehicles do you think he gives a fuck about what vehicles have what plates? Our fleet plates are constantly fucked and they give 2 shits. Also .gov organizations have been known to swap plates around on their own vehicles when they expire because the bozo that has the additional duty of managing their fleet vehicles also give 0 fucks. It's the federal government we are talking about here not exactly the pinnacle of competence and organization.
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Originally Posted By bjohnson425:
Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:
Originally Posted By killuminati:
OPM investigators in this area are frequently issued Hyundai's and sport .gov plates. Why would you think that they would only use US made vehicles??

Because optics. Also, it was strange to learn that a truck was wearing a tag meant for a midsize sedan.



Dude you have some double retired GS-5 that manages fleet vehicles do you think he gives a fuck about what vehicles have what plates? Our fleet plates are constantly fucked and they give 2 shits. Also .gov organizations have been known to swap plates around on their own vehicles when they expire because the bozo that has the additional duty of managing their fleet vehicles also give 0 fucks. It's the federal government we are talking about here not exactly the pinnacle of competence and organization.

Didn't know that. Definitely know that.
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They want shit that works.
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Originally Posted By Mikhail_86:
Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:
Originally Posted By Zerlak:
Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>



Manufacturing seems to have shifted to Mexico. Globalization ftw.

Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?

They want shit that works.

Link Posted: 8/12/2014 11:55:41 AM EDT
We have Hondas here at work...and GM's and Dodge, and Chevy

and the Honda is a SUV hybrid thing
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Optional dump truck package?
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Optional dump truck package?
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Optional dump truck package?

Frame rot
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Optional dump truck package?
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Optional dump truck package?


They pay extra for that in Compton, California.
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Optional dump truck package?
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Optional dump truck package?

Link Posted: 8/12/2014 12:01:13 PM EDT
We have ford focus', a caravan, and just got a tacoma. We have had pontiac G6s, dakotas, avengers, malibus, avalanches,impalas, and a f250 diesel. This is all vehicles we've had for army recruiting.
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Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:

Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?
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Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:
Originally Posted By Zerlak:
Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>



Manufacturing seems to have shifted to Mexico. Globalization ftw.

Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?


Wat?
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Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
Originally Posted By Mikhail_86:
Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:
Originally Posted By Zerlak:
Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>



Manufacturing seems to have shifted to Mexico. Globalization ftw.

Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?

They want shit that works.

http://dancoco.com/host_only/cfans/tacoma_frame_rot.jpg


Boy that truck is always breaking!
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 12:06:52 PM EDT
Just traded Chevy for Hyundai.
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Boy that truck is always breaking!
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I could find some more if you'd like
I just used the first one I found
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Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:

Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?
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Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:
Originally Posted By Zerlak:
Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>



Manufacturing seems to have shifted to Mexico. Globalization ftw.

Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?




Is the government not allowed to buy anything but US brand autos?
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 12:20:36 PM EDT
I thought a Tacoma was a mid-sized sedan...

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I could find some more if you'd like
I just used the first one I found
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Originally Posted By 3O8junkie:


Boy that truck is always breaking!

I could find some more if you'd like
I just used the first one I found


Go home union sympathizing 13er, your derp is hanging out
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Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:

Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?
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Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:
Originally Posted By Zerlak:
Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>



Manufacturing seems to have shifted to Mexico. Globalization ftw.

Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?


It's this thing called lowest bidder and there isn't any stipulation in any notice to bid for vehicels that I have seen that says they must be US or US made.
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I have no idea what the "rules" are for government auto purchasing. Like I said, though, I was surprised. We just spent billions of dollars on the US auto industry and politicians like to praise American car companies up and down. It made sens to me that cars with govt tags would be US made.
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Go home union sympathizing 13er, your derp is hanging out
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Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
Originally Posted By 3O8junkie:


Boy that truck is always breaking!

I could find some more if you'd like
I just used the first one I found


Go home union sympathizing 13er, your derp is hanging out

Just poking fun at Toyota. The Tacoma is on my list for the next vehicle I want to get
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Just poking fun at Toyota. The Tacoma is on my list for the next vehicle I want to get
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Originally Posted By mcmuffin:
Originally Posted By 3O8junkie:


Boy that truck is always breaking!

I could find some more if you'd like
I just used the first one I found


Go home union sympathizing 13er, your derp is hanging out

Just poking fun at Toyota. The Tacoma is on my list for the next vehicle I want to get


Fanbois don't like to be poked.
I thought it was funny...
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Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>
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After the bailout, when GM was going on about how great sales were...we got a bunch of new vehicles on base.
GM.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 12:58:50 PM EDT
For the record, I drive a Cummins powered Ram 2500 .
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After the bailout, when GM was going on about how great sales were...we got a bunch of new vehicles on base.
GM.
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Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>


After the bailout, when GM was going on about how great sales were...we got a bunch of new vehicles on base.
GM.


Not a new thing. Right after Lee Iacocca got Chrysler's first bailout we got nothing but craptastic Dodge and Plymouth vehicles. Loved going from a 1/2 ton Ford or Chevy pickup to a Dodge Rampage 1/4 ton truck.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 2:31:56 PM EDT
I saw a Tahoe Hybrid today with Gubment plates.
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If the U.S. tax payer is ultimately paying the bill, wouldn't it make sense to buy from a company that employs U.S. tax's payers to build the vehicle. It helps keep the wealth of the U.S. in the U.S.

And I know many foreign auto manufacturers employ Americans to build vehicles. I would personally prefer to see a government plate on a Honda made in Indiana than on a F150 made in Canada.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 6:25:24 PM EDT
Back in the '70s, there was a Blue(w/yellow trim, Hood Scoop) '69 Mustang Fastback running around Panama City, Fl.

Official number on the fenders, T.P. 32 over the wheel wells...

Got to give the guy credit for specifying a 2-door Ford for his official vehicle.
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Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:
Originally Posted By Zerlak:
Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Tacomas are built here iirc. i appalud them for not buying another POS GM.

Your PDF is about 6 years out of date BTW>



Manufacturing seems to have shifted to Mexico. Globalization ftw.

Even if they are assembled in the US, I find it odd that a gov't entity would allow a plate on a "non-US" brand. Ford or GM sure but Toyota?

They want shit that works.

http://dancoco.com/host_only/cfans/tacoma_frame_rot.jpg


Yep, and if you were an affected owner you probably made out like a bandit when they bought it back. Quickly. With little to no bullshit.

That's what I hear from Toyota owners affected by that recall. What do we hear from American car owners affected by recalls?
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 6:36:20 PM EDT
I had a friend in high school that had an ex FBI AMC Matador with a 401 in it . It was shockingly fast and very nondescript . I wish I had bought it from him . Hyundai is built here in Ga.
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 6:36:20 PM EDT
Heck, our base commander drives a Hyundai Sonata. We have tons of Hyundai in the vehicle fleet including some mid-sized cars and SUVs.
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Frame rot
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Optional dump truck package?

Frame rot
That'll teach 'em not to source frames from Dana
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 7:04:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:
Today I followed a pickup wearing a white and blue US government license plate. I knew nothing about those plates before starting this thread and wanted to look it up. The first thing I noticed being odd was that it was a Tacoma rather than a US brand. Then I found http://info.kyha.com/documents/FedGovTags.pdf that explains how to read those plates. The one I saw started with G11 -- but the document explains that prefix to go on a midsize sedan. Could someone have lifted the plates and put them on the Tacoma? Pretty stupid idea but how tightly controlled are those plates?
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LOL

Many times, those plates don't mean shit. I have a buddy who works for .gov. He has a handful of plates to throw on, different colors, numbers, states, etc. Has different DL's too, from different states, different names...

Don't look too hard into it.
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LOL

Many times, those plates don't mean shit. I have a buddy who works for .gov. He has a handful of plates to throw on, different colors, numbers, states, etc. Has different DL's too, from different states, different names...

Don't look too hard into it.
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Originally Posted By LibertyUberAlles:
Today I followed a pickup wearing a white and blue US government license plate. I knew nothing about those plates before starting this thread and wanted to look it up. The first thing I noticed being odd was that it was a Tacoma rather than a US brand. Then I found http://info.kyha.com/documents/FedGovTags.pdf that explains how to read those plates. The one I saw started with G11 -- but the document explains that prefix to go on a midsize sedan. Could someone have lifted the plates and put them on the Tacoma? Pretty stupid idea but how tightly controlled are those plates?


LOL

Many times, those plates don't mean shit. I have a buddy who works for .gov. He has a handful of plates to throw on, different colors, numbers, states, etc. Has different DL's too, from different states, different names...

Don't look too hard into it.



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If the U.S. tax payer is ultimately paying the bill, wouldn't it make sense to buy from a company that employs U.S. tax's payers to build the vehicle. It helps keep the wealth of the U.S. in the U.S.

And I know many foreign auto manufacturers employ Americans to build vehicles. I would personally prefer to see a government plate on a Honda made in Indiana than on a F150 made in Canada.
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You do realize Toyota is one of the few companies that increased their hiring numbers of
Americans while Other manufacturers were cutting right?
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Ha! No sir. Not even close. The truth is much duller and not as awesome as it would seem.
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