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post #7 of (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 11:16 AM
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The reason for the 7500 mile rule was to prevent people from buying non-California smogged cars and bringing them into California. This was originally implemented to prevent people from say LA driving to Arizona or Las Vegas and buying a 49 state car that wasn't available in California.

People moving in from out of state have to be able to bring the cars they already own, so the state made the requirement that it have X number of miles on it. You bring in a non-California smogged car, and the state also makes you pay a fee for having a non-compliant car - unless you can demonstrate that the car meets California emission standards (there's a sticker on the bottom of the engine cover stating that it meets California standards).

Bringing in a California smogged car should be perfectly okay, as long as you can demonstrate that it meets the standards (the sticker). The mileage shouldn't matter, but you will have to pay the taxes...

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