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Old 12-31-2008, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Need DMV California Help!!!

Ok, so I'm moving from Mich to Cali and took the car in today to get everything switched to Cali. Well, because I didn't have a rear seat they said that I couldn't register it as a car I could only register it as a commercial vehicle!?

Anyone in Cali or dealt with this before and know a way out of this? I have no rear seat anymore, it was chucked!!!

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Well, FWIW, pickup trucks are registered by default as commercial vehicles, and it's only an extra $15/year in registration weight (?) fees for my old one, but if ya really don't wanna bother go grab another seat from a junkyard. Hell, I don't think it even has to be from the vehicle, just something that looks like a back seat.
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My wife took it in, it is only 15 bucks for the difference? She didn't give me a price...
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I think it depends on weight and age, so it could be more or less, but it shouldn't be a whole lot more than a non-commercial reg. You should be able to call up the DMV and ask them what the difference in yearly registration is. If ya don't wanna deal w/ it just grab a replacement seat or any old seat from a j-yard and make it look like it fits.
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Yep, just stick a back seat in there and call it good.
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Think I could stick two lawn chairs in and call it good? Lol
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It has to at least look like it fits, even if it doesn't.
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Wishing I didn't throw those seats out...

Cali makes no sense...
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Is this for your assfire or the rio? If it's for the assfire, call up the DMV and ask 'em how much the difference is between commercial/non-commercial given it's sub 2,000 curb weight. If it's worthwhile to do so, meaning you'll save enough, say $20/year in registration, spend the ~$40 poking around j-yards in socal so you can find a replacement.
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It is for my sweet ride Aspire. I am going to call and find the difference. I don't wanna buy something and waste my time and money. Thanks for the advice.

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