[BiturboS4] Re: more on emissions and CA (was: mostly ranting)

California Fields cfields72 at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 26 14:08:26 EDT 2002

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Dano, you can buy a *used* car from another state and bring it into
California...just not a *new* car.  The definition of a *used* car by the CA
DMV is if the car has over 7,500 miles on it.  I purchased a used Audi S4 from
New York that had 8,100 miles on it and brought it successfully to CA.

Just an FYI.
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>From: dano
>To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
>Subject: [BiturboS4] Re: more on emissions and CA (was: mostly ranting)
>Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 08:45:15 -0700
>At 8:36 AM -0700 on 10/18/02, Matt twentyV wrote:
>> > Has anyone seen
>> > actual emissions test results on S4 and/or other
>> > turbo cars compared
>> > with conventionally aspirated models?
>>I had to smog test my S4 when I "imported" it to CA
>>after buying it new in VA (50-state certified, why
>>should it need testing because I brought it into
>>the state instead of AoA??) Anyhow, it blew all
>Hm. I can believe zero CO. But zero HC with zero NOx at the same
>><< or list waiting 6-month a were choices My VA?>>>$5k over MSRP in CA. The
exact car I wanted was
>>sitting on a lot in VA and the dealer eagerly sold it
>>for MSRP. $1100 for shipping VA to CA>>
>When I checked the Calif DMV two weeks ago it is no longer legal to
>buy a car in another state and bring it to Calif. (I was looking at
>an S4 Avant in Florida.)
>Calif's auto buying laws and auto emission laws are moving targets.
>What was true last year (or last month!) may not be true today. This
>will probably continue to be the case for the indefinite future. And
>they may even change the rules retroactively so that your car -
>legally imported some time ago - may become extremely difficult to
>register in the future. I do not know this for a fact, it's simply
>(I sold my '79 911SC because it was very difficult and expensive to
>get to pass smog, even knowing a mechanic who could get it to pass.
>didn't buy a great looking and pollutionally clean gray market but
>legally imported '83 911 Carrera because the State of Calif can
>retroactively change the laws and then the car becomes a garage
>> > What is the deal with the mileage of the S4? Who
>> > says 17 mpg average?
>> > My computer always reports 20.8 mpg average.
>>I see 22-23 on the computer around town. Freeway is
>>more like 26-27. Measured matches computer pretty
>>closely... reset it when you fill the tank and check
>>it on the next fillup.
>I'm looking forward to fuel econ numbers for the new S4 with V8. Am
>hoping that the 2003 S4 Avant is not just a wet dream of mine, but
>may actually come to the US and Calif sometime next year... heh heh
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