I knew the day would come. I just didn't think it would be such a tough decision. I mean, do I go old school?  Do I go retro? Do I do something custom?

What about the current edition?  I mean, it's kind of basic and doesn't have a whole lot of pop, but it still looks pretty cool.


I'm not any closer than I was when I set out to pick one.  I mean, it's kind of a big deal. You want to make sure that you get the right license plate.  It just so happens that Montana has several to chose from.

I mean, take the standard plate for example. There isn't just one, there are 5 different choices.

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The current plate is ok. It's not too fancy, it shows the outline of the state and would go well with almost any vehicle.

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The throwback from 1989 is cool. Plus, I was still a kid back in 1989, so I like that whole aspect of taking me back to my youth.

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I'm gonna be honest, I kinda like this 1991 plate. It reminds me of some fancy name-brand clothing line that I would pay too much money for. It is certainly on my shortlist.

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The Y2K plate! Ok, this one is solid. I don't hate it. However, it's not my favorite. Having said that, if it was my only choice, I would be fine with it.

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Ahh, yes. This is the 2006 plate. This is the plate I had when I lived in Montana several years ago. I love this license plate. It is also on my shortlist.

So those are my choices.  Unless, of course I decide to go with a personalized plate, then I have like 50 more options.  Seriously, this is way tougher than I thought it would be.

Picking a license plate shouldn't be this difficult!

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