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Old 11-07-2014, 07:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jcp123 View Post
California was a bit different.
You can say that again.... The registration cost is based on a nominal "value" for the vehicle, which I think depends on original purchase price and annual depreciation.

For my "old car" (1974 model year), registration is about $70/year. No smog testing is required.

For my "new car" (2012 model year), registration is something like $350/year, but is dropping relatively quickly. Smog testing has not yet been required for it.

My wife has a 1982 car and a 2000 car. I don't recall the registration fees for those, but they are certainly between the two sets that I pay. Smog testing is required every other year for them, and it costs about $80 for the test and cert.

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