I live in California and I'm shopping for an older BMW Z3. The cars I am interested in seem to be on the east coast. What's the worst case scenario if it doesn't pass smog?

Asked by Sep 24, 2015 at 02:31 AM about the 2000 BMW Z3 2.3 Convertible

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I live in California and I'm shopping for an older BMW Z3. The cars I am
interested in seem to be on the east coast. What's the worst case scenario if
it doesn't pass smog?  Should I just wait to find one locally?  Thanks

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http://www.dmv.org/ca-california/smog-check.php

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I put that in a separate window only to make it easy to hyperlink. It explains a lot, most of your concerns. But is the car you seek really that hard to find? If it has the factory Calif emissions package will make your search much easier

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Thank you for the link to the dmv, Fordnut. Im so specific on the color and only want a manual transmission and my price is specific. I've been looking for months and all the cars that meet my criteria are out of state so far. I am wondering if anyone knows what may come up once the smog check is done and the most I will end up paying to repair the car. I need to factor this unknown possible cost into the price but I don't know how much to figure in. Thank you yo anyone who could answer.

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