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I've moved a car to CA and it was quite different.
Drove my '93 9000 Aero from Montana (I owned it, and it had been registered in MT) to CA in 2006. Registration consisted of paying for license plates and registration for the coming year, as well as a visual inspection and emissions test. Total came to something close to $200. (Note: I had previously lived in CA with the same car, so I did pay "use tax" on the purchase price when I first bought the car: tax on ~$5000 isn't terrible. I did not have to pay registration fees for years the car was not in CA.)
Once the car was registered in CA, it required an annual registration fee of about $80, plus an every-other year emissions inspection (tail pipe sniffer and fuel vapor system check).
Both my current Saabs (See below) cost less than $100 per year to keep registration current, and both have to have an emissions system check every other year (some counties do not require this) which on OBD-II cars consists of plugging it in and checking to see that all systems are "go". That costs me ~$65 per inspection.
I do know that counties vary on this stuff, and I HATE the fact that every time a car is sold, the new owner pays "use tax," even though tax has been paid on that very piece of equipment at least once. (They can't call it sales tax because you can't tax something twice... but the use tax fee is identical to the sales tax in the zip code you live in, so... )
~Peter in soaking wet and snow-covered California!
Photo: Kirkwood ski area.
->Posting last edited on Wed, 8 Feb 2017 08:13:56.
'06 9-5 Combi, AT, Polar/Black
'03 9-5 Aero Wagon, AT, Steel/Charcoal
'00 9-3 Viggen, 5D, Silver/Black
'93 9000 Aero, 5MT, Cirrus/Black
'04 9-5 Aero Wagon, AT, Nocturne/Granite
'86 900 SPG, 5MT, Edwardian/Buffalo Grey
Posts in this Thread:
- Liscense plate costs, Ken , Mon, 6 Feb 2017 16:22:00
- This is crazy, Montana Tom , Tue, 7 Feb 2017 00:20:54
- Wow, you were gobsmacked!, MI-Roger , Mon, 6 Feb 2017 16:34:07
- gobsmacked AND depressed, Ken , Mon, 6 Feb 2017 19:56:49
- I was afraid of that, MI-Roger , Tue, 7 Feb 2017 03:21:26
- You were right!, Ken , Tue, 7 Feb 2017 14:25:38
- Re: I was afraid of that, TG, Tue, 7 Feb 2017 03:39:47
- Re: I was afraid of that, tri again, Tue, 7 Feb 2017 06:51:36
- Re: I was afraid of that, PGAero , Wed, 8 Feb 2017 08:12:25 <-- Viewing This Message
- Reg. in another state first, then in your home state, Montana Tom , Tue, 7 Feb 2017 20:47:06
- Re: I was afraid of that, seth1065 , Tue, 7 Feb 2017 14:02:09
- Yipes! NY State asleep at the tax wheel!, westernny, Tue, 7 Feb 2017 07:16:12
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