Asked by Jun 13, 2013 at 03:32 AM

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where are your tags going to be sent? that's where...cannot speak to DMV fees, but CA is fully automated, and if you work with the "secret code" that will light up your balance and or checks needed~ it's easy~...cannot speak for Colorado...you really cannot live in both places~


While this isn't your everyday scenario for a Dealer in CO...I'm sure they've done business with out of state buyers before. For example: I live in NJ and recently purchased an SUV in PA. I had to pay NJ State Taxes on the sale since this this the state I reside in (which unfortunately are higher than state tax in PA). Dealer handled all title related stuff (I financed, so a bank in NJ has the title). Guessing you've already seen the car in person?? Either you've got a road trip ahead of you to take the car from CO to CA or you'll need to arrange for transportation to bring the car to you. One of my family members once had a car shipped from CA to NJ at a cost of $1,000. Should be less from CO to CA, of course.

It must have Calif emissions package on it, If The manufacturer originally shipped it to Colorado new it will NOT have it. When you buy say, a CAI or any engine part, at the parts suppliers websites you will notice MANY parts that say "49 State Legal" and just guess which one is not.


damn...forget about that Cali is so strict on emissions..yeesh! looks like DavidH25 is right. So this guy is forced to buy a car within Cali? thats BS.

It adds $3,000 to the cost to manufacture a car for sale in Ca, and as for adding the package to a non Ca car, I don't know anybody that ever has done it But I can also say that I remember in the 60's where I grew up there are mountains, 10,000ft plus peak San Gabriel mountains that are 30 miles away from the house I grew up in. In 1962 I could not see them. It was horrible. Today, when I go there. even in summer, they are a beautiful sight from that same 30 miles. So all the bitching we do, myself included, is about something that worked. I have to say that.

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Wow! I had no idea that smog/air pollution was that big of an issue in CA in the 60's. Surprised this isn't as big as issue for major metro areas like NYC ...why is Cali so unusual in this regard?? And you folks have to pay at least $3k more than we do for a car ..ANY car? Whoa! I knew it's a costly state to live in, but having been there a few times I can see why people are happy there, for the most part.

There is usually a slight on shore breeze, coming in off the ocean. Year round. The "marine lawyer" of clouds comes pretty far inland too. That's what we call 'June Gloom' about this time of year the clouds are 20 to 30 miles inland making a gloomy overcast that lasts 'till about noon. Anyway, that breeze off the Pacific is just enough to hold all the pollutants right in the LA Basin, the City is in a hole surrounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Monica mountains. It is not much of a basin, but enough to settle in and have a temperature inversion, where at 1500ft elevation it is warmer than the ground, trapping the air. But that's nothing compared to Bakersfield. There is your lesson for today

Oh, and I don't know how much of that added cost is absorbed by manufacturers, some I'm sure but not all

Colorado has the strict emissions too. Would suggest they'd "hand wave" it's entry into California (of course passing the strict dynamometer performance with the EGR test)~ Crikey....this is CA, yet see everyday cars so chokey with black smoke that I've got to put my windows up....Lake county gets a hand-wave...most people are below-the-barrel and cannot afford such luxuries as clean air around here-~

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