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Someone with access to the right databases, or who knows someone with it, can take a plate number and find out among other things where you live, what your phone number is, who lives with you, what their personal information is, where you have lived in the past, and basic credit info just to name a few things off the top of my head.
Hell someone who has all that stuff and is good with computers could figure it out just from IP addresses and crap even if you don't post plate numbers. But why give them info that will just make it easier. People can give personal info in PMs to other members that they trust and know, but there is no sense in leaving it out there for anybody who signs up for a free site membership to see. It just gives more tools to a wack job who decides he doesn't like what you have to say and wants to mess with you personally. That DOES happen.
The cost of fuel to operate a 6000 pound 400 horsepower half ton that does 0-60 in under 7 seconds is kind of like the price of oil changes for a Porche 911. If you have to ask you probably can't afford it.