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Old 07-12-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Hey everyone,

Quick question about the car registration here in Colorado... I registered my 06 Pontiac G6 back in December of this year for about $270.. However, after a bunch of mechanical issues I dumped the car and bought a 12 Mazda 3 and the taxable fee is around 22k...

I looked at the chart for car registrations and noticed for a newer vehicle it will be about 2.1% of the taxable value of the car.

Now since I already have plates from my G6 and I am just looking to transfer them over to my new vehicle am I still looking at paying this 2.1% of the 22k? (High $400s) or will it be cheaper if I already have had plates issued to me but for a dif vehicle?

I am already figuring it will be in the $400s/$500s but just want to know if anyone else has had this similar experience. Car Registration out here in ridiculous compared to NY
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Hey everyone,

Quick question about the car registration here in Colorado... I registered my 06 Pontiac G6 back in December of this year for about $270.. However, after a bunch of mechanical issues I dumped the car and bought a 12 Mazda 3 and the taxable fee is around 22k...

I looked at the chart for car registrations and noticed for a newer vehicle it will be about 2.1% of the taxable value of the car.

Now since I already have plates from my G6 and I am just looking to transfer them over to my new vehicle am I still looking at paying this 2.1% of the 22k? (High $400s) or will it be cheaper if I already have had plates issued to me but for a dif vehicle?

I am already figuring it will be in the $400s/$500s but just want to know if anyone else has had this similar experience. Car Registration out here in ridiculous compared to NY
Even if ya have the plates you're still gonna get dinged by the personal property tax component. You may be able to ask for a prorated refund of your prior registration, but chances are you won't get it.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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You will be liable for the sales tax portion of the new car, and the higher valuation/newer car will have a higher ownership tax component and registration fee.

By using the existing license plate you have, you will receive credit for the remaining pro-rated part of the year for the license registration fee you and ownership tax that you paid on the old vehicle applied to the new vehicle.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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When you go to register, definitely bring in your old plates and registration document, and you'll get the pro-rated amount left that you already paid credited towards your new registration-- whether you keep the same plates or if you decide to get new license plates. And yeah, I think your estimate of what it will cost is pretty realistic. I do have to compliment you on your taste in vehicles-- the Mazda3 is a great car-- both practical and fun to drive-- almost bought one myself-- good choice!
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