Saving auto registration, etc. costs in California

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    Jul 20, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    Thought this might be of interest to California RJ members who want to buy a car out-of-state and register it in California. This is from a sports car forum I am involved with, and this was submitted by a member from West Hollywood, who I think is one of us:

    Don't worry about smog tests/rules or laws. Don't even worry about registration/insurance or anything at all.

    Just put on some plates from Baja California. The DMV/CHP computers don't communicate with the Mexican authority, so you're home free. In fact, the DMV/CHP doesn't even know the car is always here and has never even been to Mexico!

    Just think of all the money you'll save:

    1. No registration (this alone is $500 per year.)
    2. No insurance ( save another $500+ per year.)
    3. If you get into a crash, you get free health care.
    4. The CHP will not cite a car with Baja plates (unless you're waving a pistola @ them.)
    5. What did I leave out? Oh yeah, free food stamps & schooling for your kids.
    6. You'll be immune to automated red light camera tickets. At nearly $500 a pop, this could potentially save you thousands each year!
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    Ah America.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 20, 2011 3:18 AM GMT
    BTW, Baja, California is a state in Mexico.

    From the California DMV:

    How To Register A Vehicle from Out-of-State (Nonresident Vehicle)

    Definition of a nonresident vehicle

    A nonresident vehicle was last registered outside the state of California. Anyone who brings a vehicle into California, or purchases a nonresident vehicle while in California, should be aware of the registration requirements.

    NOTE:California law prohibits California residents or businesses from importing and/or registering a new vehicle with less than 7,500 miles at the time of purchase unless it meets or is exempt from California emission standards. If you acquire a 49-State vehicle (manufactured for all states except California) from another state or country, you may not be able to register your vehicle in California.

    Reference:Health & Safety Code Section 43151(A)

    When fees are due

    Fees must be paid within 20 days of entry or residency to avoid penalties. Any vehicle owned by a California resident must be registered within 20 days of entry into California unless a special permit was obtained. Nonresidents whose vehicles are properly registered to them in their home state or jurisdiction may operate their vehicles in California until they:

    Accept gainful employment in California.
    Claim a homeowner's exemption in California.
    Rent or lease a residence in California.
    Intend to live or be located here on a permanent basis (for example, acquire a California driver license, acquire other licenses not ordinarily extended to a nonresident, registered to vote).
    Enroll in an institution of higher learning as a California resident or enroll their dependents in school (K-12).
    _____________________________________________________

    In other words, cars that are registered in Baja, California, Mexico, are subject to the same CA DMV laws as cars from any other country (or state).
  • calibro

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    Jul 20, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidThought this might be of interest to California RJ members who want to buy a car out-of-state and register it in California. This is from a sports car forum I am involved with, and this was submitted by a member from West Hollywood, who I think is one of us:

    Don't worry about smog tests/rules or laws. Don't even worry about registration/insurance or anything at all.

    Just put on some plates from Baja California. The DMV/CHP computers don't communicate with the Mexican authority, so you're home free. In fact, the DMV/CHP doesn't even know the car is always here and has never even been to Mexico!

    Just think of all the money you'll save:

    1. No registration (this alone is $500 per year.)
    2. No insurance ( save another $500+ per year.)
    3. If you get into a crash, you get free health care.
    4. The CHP will not cite a car with Baja plates (unless you're waving a pistola @ them.)
    5. What did I leave out? Oh yeah, free food stamps & schooling for your kids.
    6. You'll be immune to automated red light camera tickets. At nearly $500 a pop, this could potentially save you thousands each year!


    Actually, you're an idiot if you believe this.
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    calibro said
    socalfitness saidThought this might be of interest to California RJ members who want to buy a car out-of-state and register it in California. This is from a sports car forum I am involved with, and this was submitted by a member from West Hollywood, who I think is one of us:

    Don't worry about smog tests/rules or laws. Don't even worry about registration/insurance or anything at all.

    Just put on some plates from Baja California. The DMV/CHP computers don't communicate with the Mexican authority, so you're home free. In fact, the DMV/CHP doesn't even know the car is always here and has never even been to Mexico!

    Just think of all the money you'll save:

    1. No registration (this alone is $500 per year.)
    2. No insurance ( save another $500+ per year.)
    3. If you get into a crash, you get free health care.
    4. The CHP will not cite a car with Baja plates (unless you're waving a pistola @ them.)
    5. What did I leave out? Oh yeah, free food stamps & schooling for your kids.
    6. You'll be immune to automated red light camera tickets. At nearly $500 a pop, this could potentially save you thousands each year!


    Actually, you're an idiot if you believe this.

    Actually, you're an idiot if you didn't see the sarcasm.
  • Montague

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    Jul 20, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    Damn if only I wasn't banned from Mexico......
  • calibro

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    Jul 20, 2011 4:10 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    calibro said
    socalfitness saidThought this might be of interest to California RJ members who want to buy a car out-of-state and register it in California. This is from a sports car forum I am involved with, and this was submitted by a member from West Hollywood, who I think is one of us:

    Don't worry about smog tests/rules or laws. Don't even worry about registration/insurance or anything at all.

    Just put on some plates from Baja California. The DMV/CHP computers don't communicate with the Mexican authority, so you're home free. In fact, the DMV/CHP doesn't even know the car is always here and has never even been to Mexico!

    Just think of all the money you'll save:

    1. No registration (this alone is $500 per year.)
    2. No insurance ( save another $500+ per year.)
    3. If you get into a crash, you get free health care.
    4. The CHP will not cite a car with Baja plates (unless you're waving a pistola @ them.)
    5. What did I leave out? Oh yeah, free food stamps & schooling for your kids.
    6. You'll be immune to automated red light camera tickets. At nearly $500 a pop, this could potentially save you thousands each year!


    Actually, you're an idiot if you believe this.

    Actually, you're an idiot if you didn't see the sarcasm.


    sorry, that was sarcasm like the way the columbia shuttle disintegrated on purpose for a ratings grab.
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:17 AM GMT
    calibro said
    socalfitness said
    calibro said
    socalfitness saidThought this might be of interest to California RJ members who want to buy a car out-of-state and register it in California. This is from a sports car forum I am involved with, and this was submitted by a member from West Hollywood, who I think is one of us:

    Don't worry about smog tests/rules or laws. Don't even worry about registration/insurance or anything at all.

    Just put on some plates from Baja California. The DMV/CHP computers don't communicate with the Mexican authority, so you're home free. In fact, the DMV/CHP doesn't even know the car is always here and has never even been to Mexico!

    Just think of all the money you'll save:

    1. No registration (this alone is $500 per year.)
    2. No insurance ( save another $500+ per year.)
    3. If you get into a crash, you get free health care.
    4. The CHP will not cite a car with Baja plates (unless you're waving a pistola @ them.)
    5. What did I leave out? Oh yeah, free food stamps & schooling for your kids.
    6. You'll be immune to automated red light camera tickets. At nearly $500 a pop, this could potentially save you thousands each year!


    Actually, you're an idiot if you believe this.

    Actually, you're an idiot if you didn't see the sarcasm.


    sorry, that was sarcasm like the way the columbia shuttle disintegrated on purpose for a ratings grab.

    Nonsense. And nice to meet you too.
  • austex85

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    Jul 20, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    calibro said
    socalfitness said
    calibro said
    socalfitness saidThought this might be of interest to California RJ members who want to buy a car out-of-state and register it in California. This is from a sports car forum I am involved with, and this was submitted by a member from West Hollywood, who I think is one of us:

    Don't worry about smog tests/rules or laws. Don't even worry about registration/insurance or anything at all.

    Just put on some plates from Baja California. The DMV/CHP computers don't communicate with the Mexican authority, so you're home free. In fact, the DMV/CHP doesn't even know the car is always here and has never even been to Mexico!

    Just think of all the money you'll save:

    1. No registration (this alone is $500 per year.)
    2. No insurance ( save another $500+ per year.)
    3. If you get into a crash, you get free health care.
    4. The CHP will not cite a car with Baja plates (unless you're waving a pistola @ them.)
    5. What did I leave out? Oh yeah, free food stamps & schooling for your kids.
    6. You'll be immune to automated red light camera tickets. At nearly $500 a pop, this could potentially save you thousands each year!


    Actually, you're an idiot if you believe this.

    Actually, you're an idiot if you didn't see the sarcasm.


    sorry, that was sarcasm like the way the columbia shuttle disintegrated on purpose for a ratings grab.


    i'm sorry, but it's painfully obvious that the poast wasn't meant to be taken seriously due to the sheer absurdity of:
    3. If you get into a crash, you get free health care.
    4. The CHP will not cite a car with Baja plates (unless you're waving a pistola @ them.)
    5. What did I leave out? Oh yeah, free food stamps & schooling for your kids.
    6. You'll be immune to automated red light camera tickets. At nearly $500 a pop, this could potentially save you thousands each year!

    edited to say: thank god i live in texas–registration is only $50/yr; insurance for a bmw is less than $1K per year (full coverage); oh, and gas is probably cheaper here than anywhere else (possibly in the world)
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:30 AM GMT
    austex85 saidi'm sorry, but it's painfully obvious that the poast wasn't meant to be taken seriously due to the sheer absurdity of:
    3. If you get into a crash, you get free health care.
    4. The CHP will not cite a car with Baja plates (unless you're waving a pistola @ them.)
    5. What did I leave out? Oh yeah, free food stamps & schooling for your kids.
    6. You'll be immune to automated red light camera tickets. At nearly $500 a pop, this could potentially save you thousands each year!

    edited to say: thank god i live in texas–registration is only $50/yr; insurance for a bmw is less than $1K per year (full coverage); oh, and gas is probably cheaper here than anywhere else (possibly in the world)

    Some significant advantages to living in Texas. Wall Street Journal: The Texas model added 37% of all net U.S. jobs since the recovery began.

    Maybe we should provide some emoticon or a special font to indicate a joke. Would be helpful to some of the members. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Webster666

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    Jul 20, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    calibro said
    socalfitness saidThought this might be of interest to California RJ members who want to buy a car out-of-state and register it in California. This is from a sports car forum I am involved with, and this was submitted by a member from West Hollywood, who I think is one of us:

    Don't worry about smog tests/rules or laws. Don't even worry about registration/insurance or anything at all.

    Just put on some plates from Baja California. The DMV/CHP computers don't communicate with the Mexican authority, so you're home free. In fact, the DMV/CHP doesn't even know the car is always here and has never even been to Mexico!

    Just think of all the money you'll save:

    1. No registration (this alone is $500 per year.)
    2. No insurance ( save another $500+ per year.)
    3. If you get into a crash, you get free health care.
    4. The CHP will not cite a car with Baja plates (unless you're waving a pistola @ them.)
    5. What did I leave out? Oh yeah, free food stamps & schooling for your kids.
    6. You'll be immune to automated red light camera tickets. At nearly $500 a pop, this could potentially save you thousands each year!


    Actually, you're an idiot if you believe this.

    Actually, you're an idiot if you didn't see the sarcasm.





    No.
    Calibro is 100% correct.
  • jperfit

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    Jul 20, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    Ahh welcome to the new America, wherein if you are an indpendant business owner you will pay out the yingyang, but if you rely on the government for everything you are home free, poor is the new rich.
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    Jul 20, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    Webster666 said
    socalfitness said
    calibro said
    socalfitness saidThought this might be of interest to California RJ members who want to buy a car out-of-state and register it in California. This is from a sports car forum I am involved with, and this was submitted by a member from West Hollywood, who I think is one of us:

    Don't worry about smog tests/rules or laws. Don't even worry about registration/insurance or anything at all.

    Just put on some plates from Baja California. The DMV/CHP computers don't communicate with the Mexican authority, so you're home free. In fact, the DMV/CHP doesn't even know the car is always here and has never even been to Mexico!

    Just think of all the money you'll save:

    1. No registration (this alone is $500 per year.)
    2. No insurance ( save another $500+ per year.)
    3. If you get into a crash, you get free health care.
    4. The CHP will not cite a car with Baja plates (unless you're waving a pistola @ them.)
    5. What did I leave out? Oh yeah, free food stamps & schooling for your kids.
    6. You'll be immune to automated red light camera tickets. At nearly $500 a pop, this could potentially save you thousands each year!


    Actually, you're an idiot if you believe this.

    Actually, you're an idiot if you didn't see the sarcasm.

    No.
    Calibro is 100% correct.

    You and he are in the same boat. I hadn't made the comment about your earlier post because, although you also failed to see the sarcasm, at least you were not antagonistic....until now.