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originally posted by: eluryh22
a reply to: amicktd
Eh. They say that about everything. Gas tax? To repair the roads. Tolls? To repair the roads.
I wish they would just send me a bill in the mail that simply states, "F U... pay me!!!"
I was floored when this happened to me. I always heard California was the worst when it came to car emissions test and cost of registration. Nope! Utah is way worse! My car would have passed in California, but here, because I had a leak in my windshield wiper fluid reservoir, they failed me. The longer I live in other states, the clearer it becomes that California is not the liberal welfare state everyone claims it is, in many regards, compared to other states. Note: This comment does not apply to the small land area, yet populated place called San Fransisco.
originally posted by: the owlbear
Well, at least it's every two years...mine is annual. Plus a vehicle inspection that has to be passed. My check engine light is on. Mine is due next month. Automatic fail.
My ex once had to put windshield wipers on before they would pass her car that was less than a year old.