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Old 08-04-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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Hmmm, looks like I'll be getting another smog test. I looked into the Cash for Clunkers program, but I'm selling my car simply because I never drive it so I won't be buying a new one until I absolutely need it.
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:12 AM
 
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what if your car is older like mine is an 89 car and arizona license plates and was wondering if i would have to have it smogged or not and what else i would need to know in order to sell it.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:11 PM
 
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Thanks, everyone! How current does the smog test have to be? I had one done when I first moved here (last fall) and still have all the paperwork on it. I doubt my car would qualify for the CforC program. It's old, but in very good shape.
Smog check has to be within 90 days & you can't do the cash for clunkers thing unless the car has been registered in California for 2 years.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:13 PM
 
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what if your car is older like mine is an 89 car and arizona license plates and was wondering if i would have to have it smogged or not and what else i would need to know in order to sell it.
By law the seller is responsible for making sure the car will smog. If you can't get it smogged then you should register it in California and get a certificate of non operation and sell it as is/ parts car otherwise the buyer can come back at you and make you smog it or refund their money.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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what if your car is older like mine is an 89 car and arizona license plates and was wondering if i would have to have it smogged or not and what else i would need to know in order to sell it.
Only vehicles built in 1974 or older are exempt from a smog check.
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Carmichael, CA
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what if your car is older like mine is an 89 car and arizona license plates and was wondering if i would have to have it smogged or not and what else i would need to know in order to sell it.
Go and get the car smogged. If it passes smog ok, then you can sell it in California with the Arizona title with no problem.

If it doesn't pass smog, you'll have to decide if you want to fix it, junk it, or sell it out of state.
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:37 PM
 
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You might be able to use for a trade in... won't get much for it.

Arizona is not really all that far... why not sell it in Arizona?
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:32 PM
 
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Thanks, everyone! How current does the smog test have to be? I had one done when I first moved here (last fall) and still have all the paperwork on it. I doubt my car would qualify for the CforC program. It's old, but in very good shape.
smog is good for 90 days and you have to have had the car registered to you- in California for 2 years to participate in cash for clunkers.
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