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Old 07-05-2007, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Hello,

I have considered moving to Colorado, and I have gotten some information from peolple who have lived there and people who are from there.

One bit of information that I came across was that it costs over $1500 per year to register/license a vehicle and it may be more depending on the size and emissions of the vehicle.

Is this true?!?!?!?!?!?!

I live in Rapid City, South Dakota and it only cost about $45 per year to have by car registered. If I move to Colorado I will have to save up A LOT extra per month just to keep my car registered!!!

Please tell me this is not true!
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:12 AM
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Location: South Metro Denver for 25 years
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I paid $635 to register my new Saturn Vue hybrid.
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:40 PM
 
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A good rule-of-thumb is that it costs about 2% of the value of a vehicle to register it in Colorado. So a car worth about $5K costs about $100 to register.
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Old 07-05-2007, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I believe it is based on the taxable value. Plus it depends on what county you live in- tax rate. If you have a car thats a few years old it drops quite a bit.
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Bloomington, MN
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Angry it's true!!!!

Hi, Danny, it's true!!!! I just got the hard blow when I had to register my new car a few weeks ago----$413!!!! I about lost it. My 2003 car I had when I moved here was about $125 or so. The cost of living here is insane!!

I'm from Minnesota & the most it's ever cost me back then was $250.00---and I thought the overall cost of everything up there was bad.

Good luck to you!
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:47 PM
 
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It was about $55 for each car in Texas.

For the 2002 Saturn, it was $112.

For the 2003 T&C Minivan, it was $153.

Plus the $35 each for emissions and VIN inspection required.

When we need another car, we're going USED USED USED.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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The fee is based on how new/newer is the car. It can be 20's (for car's that are from the 90s) to ~$600 (or more) for brand new cars. The $1500 seems way too high, unless it is an RV or something?
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have a 2003 PT Cruiser, any idea how much that will cost me, I will be living in Fremont County. I hope that I will be one of the lucky ones, and not be in to much of a shock. Thanks ahead of time. Yorkie
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:46 PM
 
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I have a 2003 PT Cruiser, any idea how much that will cost me, I will be living in Fremont County. I hope that I will be one of the lucky ones, and not be in to much of a shock. Thanks ahead of time. Yorkie

If your purchase price was around 20K, you're looking at about $150 bucks.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:59 PM
 
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Hi, Danny, it's true!!!! I just got the hard blow when I had to register my new car a few weeks ago----$413!!!! I about lost it. My 2003 car I had when I moved here was about $125 or so. The cost of living here is insane!!

I'm from Minnesota & the most it's ever cost me back then was $250.00---and I thought the overall cost of everything up there was bad.

Good luck to you!
Consider yourself lucky to have gotten off cheap in MN. $413 for a new car isn't bad at all compared to what I'm used to.
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