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Here Are All the Cars With the Vanity License Plate "USA" Across the Country

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author photo by Doug DeMuro November 2016

Today is Election Day here in the United States, and that means it only makes sense to check which vehicles have an especially American-related vanity license plate. And what could possibly be more American than "USA?" I suppose, maybe, "AMERICA". We'll save that one for Independence Day.

So here's the list: vehicles with the vanity license plate "USA" from across the country. Of course, it's presented with the usual caveat: Even if your state doesn't show up on this list, the plate may still be taken -- just by a pre-1981 vehicle without a 17-digit VIN. And this time, there's also another caveat: The wonderful state of New Hampshire seems to have no qualms about doubling up vanity plates, so several vehicles there have "USA." While this has been the case with previous "here are all the vanity plates across the country" posts, usually it's just one or two cars with each plate. Not this time. This time there are something like 10 cars with "USA," ranging from a minivan to a Corvette. So if you have "USA" and you're in New Hampshire, well, you're not as special as you might think.

Now, for a little analysis of this list. Virtually every car with "USA" is either an American vehicle or a foreign car made in America -- with a few notable exceptions. In Alabama, for instance, "USA" is on a 2012 Volvo S80. In Arkansas, it's on a Mercedes E-Class convertible. And, perhaps most stunningly, there's Texas: maybe the most flag-wavin', freedom-fightin', America-lovin' place in the whole country...where the vanity plate "USA" is on a 2009 BMW 335i Coupe.

So where is "USA" most stereotypically American? In both Idaho and North Dakota, it's on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. It's hard to get more American than that, but a few other states make an attempt: "USA" is on a Ford Excursion in Virginia, a series of domestic pickup trucks in various states (Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota and Wyoming), a Hummer H3 in Massachusetts and then, possibly the most American vehicle of all: a 2011 Chevy Camaro SS in Michigan.

Probably best not to let the owner know that Camaro was built in Canada.

Anyway, here's the full list for your Election Day perusal:

USA Vanity Plates By State

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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