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Yea, I'm not sure that I see the point. I guess your car could look a bit nicer by not having the front license plate out when you are parked, but the license plate would still have to be out when you are driving so it is not really that much of help in the end.

I do agree that the license plate placement does cover up some of the nicest part of the front end of the Ghibli though. You could always move to a state that doesn't require front license plates.
 

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You could always move to a state that doesn't require front license plates.
Yeah, I like the no-plate thing, but not enough to move, LOL. I'm thinking you could putt around town with it up, and pull it in when you have a straight-away on the highway and want the aerodynamics to hit Mach 2! But only if it is a Highway to the Danger Zone! (high-five!)

But seriously, I know a lot of people that don't use the front plate - they just set in under the front seat and if pulled over, just tell the cop that it hasn't been installed yet since it is just a fix-it ticket I think.
 

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Even if mostly in the up position, I see the benefit of not having to drill permanent visible holes in the bumper of the Ghibli. While it would need to be in the up position most of the time, especially during those times when you can't afford to be pulled over for something stupid like a front license plate, there are times when it could be retracted with minimal risk. Hayasa, please install it on the Ghibli and give us a review with pics.
 

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I love these kits, the bracket mounts under the car so the front fascia doesn't have to be drilled into. Can't beat being able to hide your plate with the push of a button. Makes you feel like james bond.
 

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Front license plate

Can any one post a picture with the front plate, and maybe a close up as to exactly where the mounting are. My SQ4 is in production. Just curious as what it would look like. Thanks
 

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In the months since I researched, ordered and waited for a Ghibli, I don't think I've ever seen one with a front license plate, either in person or in photos. Does a photo of one exist on this planet? I've searched--nothing, nowhere. Does it look so bad messing up the nice front of the car that no one is showing it.? I'm afraid I will have to see it soon on my own Ghibli. I may have to leave it in the glove compartment as suggested above! Yes, Hide the plate.com might be a solution.
 

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In the months since I researched, ordered and waited for a Ghibli, I don't think I've ever seen one with a front license plate, either in person or in photos. Does a photo of one exist on this planet? I've searched--nothing, nowhere. Does it look so bad messing up the nice front of the car that no one is showing it.? I'm afraid I will have to see it soon on my own Ghibli. I may have to leave it in the glove compartment as suggested above!
Here's a pic of the demo Ghibli S at my dealer (Riyadh hence Arabic on plate). Now you know why it is hard to find a lot of pictures of the cars with front plates attached!! Not sure what other options there are.
 

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Thanks kabakona for the picture post. It sure looks ugly with the front plate on. Too bad Maserati did not take this into consideration when designing the Ghibli.
 

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my dealer just advised they they install the non-motorized version only as the motorized version is not reliable and becomes unusable after a few months. Pricing to follow.
 

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Has any forum members installed hidetheplate.com product yet? Could you please share your experience and pictures? Have you noticed any problems with reduced ground clearance after installation?
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PJ
 

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Problem is that "no front plate" tickets usually comes with a court summons to prove that you've installed the plates. You can't just pay the ticket and go on without a front plate.

I noticed that a lot of performance cars use tow hook plates. There's even one for the Ghibli available for $50. The benefit is that you don't have to drill any holes and it's "temporary".

I am in Virginia and in early 2013 there was a legislation to eliminate the need for front tags. Was supposed to save the state $2M in license plate costs. But the bill failed as it was struck at the request of a "Patron of Transportation". I am not sure what that means, but it may be a lobbyist for toll roads or red light cameras.
 
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