Potentially good news for X owners in California

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by Dr.Jeff, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Chris in Canada

    Chris in Canada True Classic

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    Ontario, canada
    The last couple years we didn’t have to pay the $30 charge for the etest. FREE? NOPE!!! Our yearly licence fee went up $50!! AND, the $30 etest fee was every 2 years, but the licence fee is every year! Now they’ve stopped the etest, but they have’nt lowered the licence fee!! Also, our. Safety inspection only has to be done once when you buy a used car! Never has to be done again unless the cops pull your plates ‘cuz they think it’s unfit! Sadly, our government is more concerned with emissions than safety! I’ve seen some pretty rough cars on the road here!!
     
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  2. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

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    Sin City
    But at least you have warm dry weather all year long in Canada. No? :p
     
  3. Chris in Canada

    Chris in Canada True Classic

    Location:
    Ontario, canada
    If you mean “dry ice” for 6mths /year!!!!
     
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  4. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

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    Sin City
    Just saw an article about "black boxes" and US Gov regulation:
    https://www.sema.org/sema-enews/201...mail&utm_content=200626&utm_campaign=eNews3.5
     
  5. bpimm

    bpimm Brian Pimm

    Location:
    Washougal, WA
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  6. tigeravg

    tigeravg True Classic

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    Hangtown, Ca.
    Unfortunately, this has been pushed several times in the past (in Ca.) and failed. The original law was supposed to be 30 years or 6% or less of a particular year vehicle on the road (still) would be exempt. I feel Kalaforignya will NEVER drop the requirement of smog testing due to the $$$ it brings in. The "stop" on the original law (allowing older vehicles to register) was supposed to be temporary. It has now been in place for over 25 years. The only positive has been just a "codes" check on 1999 or older (if it has a reader). BTW, the smog shops still pull full price for even a "code read". Scam as usual.
     
  7. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    True, there has been a number of variations in the CA smog laws over the years, and many failed attempts at changing things again. Starting when the "rolling" year exemption ended is when things seemed to get out of hand with increased regulations. At the moment I'm no longer in CA and my current state is a little more tolerant. But this is only temporary for me so not sure what my future will hold. Especially since I have multiple vehicles that are exempt here but would not be if I returned there.
     
  8. tigeravg

    tigeravg True Classic

    Location:
    Hangtown, Ca.
    I hear ya Jeff. Built and converted an '86FI to dual webers a couple years ago. I had it under a PNO in Ca., in my name. Brought it to my pal in Ohio, he registered it, no questions asked the same week I brought it to him. Badda-bing. I hate what a rip-off Ca. is with smog and reg. On the other hand, there is NO comparison to today's air quality and, say, 1975 Los Angeles. Getting beaters which refuse to die (no rust to kill them) off the road because of gross polluting... So, give and take I guess.
     
  9. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    True. However most of the 70's LA smog wasn't from automobiles. But it is a good thing to help the environment regardless.
     

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