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I was looking at used car ads in Olx,  and whenever I came across a 'B'plate the seller seemed to imply it would lower the price. 

 

What does this mean? 

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Soarking

I was looking at used car ads in Olx,  and whenever I came across a 'B'plate the seller seemed to imply it would lower the price. 

 

What does this mean?

 

It he first letter on the license plate represents the reagion the vehicle was first registered in. For instance my van starts with the letter 'Y", meaning it was Regestered in region 7.

 

Geographical designation

"A" - Region I (Ilocos Region) and CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)

"B" - Region II (Cagayan Valley Region)

"C", "R" - Region III (Central Luzon Region), "R" are overflow series since the "C" series has been

"D", "V" - Regions IV-A (CALABARZON) and IV-B (MIMAROPA), "V" are overflow series

"E" - Region V (Bicol Region)

"F" - Region VI (Western Visayas Region)

"G", "Y" - Region VII (Central Visayas Region), "Y" are overflow series

"H" - Region VIII (Eastern Visayas Region)

"J" - Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) and ARMM

"K" - Regions X and XIII (Northern Mindanao and Caraga)

"L" - Region XI (Davao Region)

"M" - Region XII (SOCCSKSARGEN)

"N" - National Capital Region, 1981–1982, 2009–2010

"P" - National Capital Region, 1982–1991, 2010–present

"T" - National Capital Region, 1991–1995

"U" - National Capital Region, 1995–1997

"W" - National Capital Region, 1997–2001

"X" - National Capital Region, 2001–2005

"Z" - National Capital Region, 2005–2009

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AussieLex

B plates or B cars could also refer to bantam cars ... smaller cars under P 500,000 new that attracted a lower tax rate of just 2% and engine capacity of under 1600cc, not real sure as with most things in the Philippines confusion reigns supreme ...

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"B" - Region II (Cagayan Valley Region)

 

 

 

been flooded ?

 

but would they tell that ?

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Most B or R plated cars are imported 2nd hand vehicles, hence the lower prices.

Their are sometimes problems with the registration documents and spare parts can be a pain to find.

Personally i would avoid unless that model is readily available here in the Philippines.

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