Costs for many things in California tend to be higher than a lot of states, even before the economic down-turn. This is part of the reason I probably won't buy a new car again; the sales tax and registrations fees are so high. The other reason is the 20-30% depreciation in the first year, which occurs everywhere. It just doesn't make economic sense for me.
I am looking at possibly getting a piece of Chevy LUV truck (1977) and because it has not been registered since 1990 am told it will cost "about" $250. The truck is only going to cost me $400 to buy. Makes no sense to pay half the purchase cost in fees, but this is Kalifornia, and the "fees Police" are not to be trifled with.
dont forget you gotta smog it too.... and the luv isnt chevy at all, its isuzu. its sad.... engine, tranny, rear end. its the same exact motor as the isuzu's. dont recall the name of the isuzu version, but chevy just threw their badges on it. just like isuzu did with the s-10/hombre
1990 F-350 LARIAT 4x4 7.3L IDI diesel ZF5. 1992 front with cowl induction hood, 1997 doors and tailgate. 2004 6.0l intercooler, PSD heated power and signal mirrors. AMSOIL bypass system, full synthetic system. 5.38's, 46" tires, 20" wheels, 12" lift with shackle reversal front, shackle flip rear. Ladder bars in the rear, 2" hydraulic assist steering, hydroboost brakes, onboard dual compressor air system. twin air horns, black interior, 100 gallon in-bed tank. 94 IDI-T motor, SMF conversion.
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