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Old 06-06-2007, 07:59 PM
 
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My wife registered our two vehicles today. I was shocked to find out it was about a thousands dollars. I just can't believe that. That's way, way above the National average. Our vehicles MSRP were about 26,000. If you estimate their are at least 50,000 vehicles in this area that are around that MSRP. That would mean the DMV rakes in a stagering $25,000,000 dollars a year for those vehicles alone, just for some tiny stickers. Somethings is wrong here, don't you think?
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:09 PM
 
Location: United States
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Good grief! We have 3 vehicles and looks like we are going to have to pay even more $$.

I wonder why it is so much?
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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It's even worse. Did you know that Colorado charges sales tax on used cars? I came from Arizona, and they did not tax used cars. Their theory was that the tax was paid on a new sale, so it wouldn't be right to tax it twice.

Colorado wants to tax as much as possible. That's why you'll see a lot of Texas license plates on cars of people who live here full time. It's illegal, but most are never caught.

One good reason to drive an old car is to save on license fees. My 12 year old car has tags that cost $23 per year.

Never give a government money. They'll get used to it!
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:52 PM
 
Location: United States
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It's even worse. Did you know that Colorado charges sales tax on used cars?
I had no idea. I guess I better get to selling a couple of vehicles here before the move there. Thank you for the information!
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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We registerd our van here and it was cheaper than California...$125 versus $172. We did just buy two new vehicles - I will post when we get the fees for that.
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Old 06-09-2007, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park
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My wife registered our two vehicles today. I was shocked to find out it was about a thousands dollars. I just can't believe that. That's way, way above the National average. Our vehicles MSRP were about 26,000.
26,000 each or for both? I'm getting concerned about mine now!
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Old 06-09-2007, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Guess I am used to it now...when we bought our Dodge Ram 1500 for 25,000, we paid about $600 for tags. We also paid the same for our new Cougar camper. The Neon was only about $200. Insuring the 2 vehicles and the camper costs us $155 a month. And we still need more monies for the schools and roads...everytime you turn around you see news about possible a school closing because of financial strain, or road repair being delayed because of money. It seems that Ftn manages their money better because those are not issues..yippee!
PS..Those newbies/visitors who wonder about Widefield/Security..it is not a real community..it is county. Ftn has an actual government with mayor, etc.. County maintains and runs Security/Widefield- they do have their own volunteer/paid fire department, but it has the sheriffs office ran than a local branch of service. This is why codes are not enforced there.
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:10 AM
 
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My wife registered our two vehicles today. I was shocked to find out it was about a thousands dollars. I just can't believe that. That's way, way above the National average. Our vehicles MSRP were about 26,000. If you estimate their are at least 50,000 vehicles in this area that are around that MSRP. That would mean the DMV rakes in a stagering $25,000,000 dollars a year for those vehicles alone, just for some tiny stickers. Somethings is wrong here, don't you think?
How old are your cars? The tax rate does down each year as the car ages. So a $25k new car is going to pay a lot more tax than a 5 year old car that cost $25k when new. I compared CO's registration fees to CA's and they were about the same or maybe a little more.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park
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Guess I am used to it now...when we bought our Dodge Ram 1500 for 25,000, we paid about $600 for tags. We also paid the same for our new Cougar camper. .
OK, that's not as bad as I thought. For a new vehicle in Kansas, it can run close to that, but it does go down when the vehicle gets older.
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:11 PM
 
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Could be worse...in this hick state called Nebraska my wife licensed her 21K van....A mere 1900.00....just for the van

My 5 year old Mazda...was 400 dollars last year.

OH, and property tax is a treat. 250k house...6.5k a year in property tax in this god forsaken place. Unreal

Year Amount Levy
2006 $6,507.76 2.507289
2005 $6,245.44 2.403911


And that's why we'll be moving to colorado springs next spring.

Just remember...the grass isn't always greener.
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