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Old 04-30-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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Im 18years old and I just got my grandmothers car for my birthday. It is now titled in my name and I found an insurance plan under State Farm that is only 85 dollars a month. However, the car is not registered nor does it have a plate hence the reason why it has been sitting in my driveway for the past five months. I havent been able to come up with the money since to register it in FL it will cost about 300 bucks. I am now about to move to Connecticut for college at UCONN in a month and I am wondering if it would be cheaper to register it for the first time there or to just somehow transfer the FL registration once I get up there. I am also wondering if I could work with statefarm up there to get a plan as cheap as the one I have now. Please please help if you can.
Thanks!
Elizabeth
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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Can't answer your question, though I'm sure someone will.
But just an FYI rarely, is anything cheaper in CT than in FL.....
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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Has the car always been registered in Florida? If so, you will probably want to register it there as an in-state vehicle. If you bring it to Connecticut from out of state, it will be subject to an out-of-state inspection/emissions. What year is the car?
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Connecticut, USA
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My suggestion: register in FL, it will almost certainly be much less expensive. As a student you may not need to transfer the registration (but check with CT DMV to be sure).
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:26 PM
 
Location: CT
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I would suggest registering it in FL if you can. Since you are a student your permanent address will still be in FL right? If so then you can keep it registered there and if you can register it for 2 years it will be cheaper in the long run and you wont have to mess with it for awhile. If you don't register it are you planning on getting it transported?
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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As an out of state student you won't have to register your car in Conn. Altho I think you can if you really want to and use your dorm address. Despite the $300 registration in FL - Conn will be more expensive in the long run due to property taxes. 2 year registration in Conn is about $85.

If the car is less than 10 yrs old the property taxes you'll pay on it in 4 years in Conn will exceed that $300 registration fee in FL easily.
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Twin Lakes /Taconic / Salisbury
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I lived in Fl for a while.. It wil def be cheaper and EASIER to reg. the car in Fl compared to Ct. When I moved to CT, I kept my Fl. plates for as long as I could since it was so much cheaper.. yeah yeah, thats right come chease for your $$$$ Ct so you can pay off you debt..
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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I believe UCONN doesn't allow first year students to park a vehicle on campus. I would check with the university before doing anything...
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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Yes, Mlassoff is correct. Freshman are not allowed to have cars on campus....sorry.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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Car registrations as well as car insurance are much cheaper in FL. Why is is costing you so much? We used to live in Florida, and I want to say that it was something like $50 per year per car, plus a one-time fee for the plates. Here in CT, you will need to pay car taxes, which you don't have in Florida. You won't be able to keep your car on campus as a freshman at UCONN, though, so it's pretty much a moot point.
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