[V8] Reg. Fees

Coleman, David David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Fri Mar 5 09:26:42 EST 2004

$500 for a registration?   What in tarnation is going on over there??   :-]

Check out Delaware:
Price of car:  Tax = 2% of book value (new or used)
Procedure:  Drive to DMV over lunch, pull up to bay, hit the brakes on cue, show reg. and ins. cards.   Pull forward to second bay.  Work all lights, have gas cap tested, check tint darkness, hook up sniffer.   Pull forward to drive up window.  Pay $45 for any car under 5k lbs.  (or $90 for two years,  4 years if new car) Get one single license plate sticker that covers both registration and inspection.   Return to work 10 mins. early.

Reason enough to stay in DE!


> Wow.  In MI, the annual license fee is pegged to the original 
> retail price
> of the vehicle, regardless of its age until it reaches the 
> "antique" status
> and is used only for occasional pleasure trips.  At that 
> point, you can get
> an antique car license that costs $25 and is good for life.
> At 03:24 AM 3/5/2004 +0000, William Gutierrez wrote:
> >All good points Mike, but here in California, the difference 
> in annual 
> >registration fees and insurance costs between a new car and 
> our old V8s more 
> >than justifies putting money in the old dog, even if we risk 
> losing in the 
> >event of an accident.  On my V8 for example, I pay reg. fees 
> of $60, whereas 
> >on my 2001 Yukon I pay over $500.  It add$ up!

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