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Old 10-13-2008, 08:58 AM
 
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This is on the link that Noodles provided - looks like you'll get more than your book value:
The AirCheck Texas Drive a Clean Machine is a program to remove older, more polluting vehicles from Texas roadways in emissions counties. If you qualify you could receive up to $3500 towards replacing your vehicle or up to $600 in repair assistance.

A friend of mine did this recently - got rid of a polluting van and now they have Honda Element.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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This is pure speculation. Someone says that 20 percent of all stickers are fake and people accept it as fact. I'm not buying it.


I told you, these are for poor people. I'm not poor.


This is really the crux of the problem. Mechanics don't really know how to fix these. It's like, "Let's spend a ton of money and replace a bunch of stuff and maybe that will help".


As I said earlier, I donít need the sticker Ė I need the printout that says it passed the emissions test.

You're making a big point about not being poor. Then instead of trying to screw over the rest of us, suck it up and either pay to get the car fixed or sell it and get something that will pass.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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I find it interesting that Texas requires vehicle inspections but not California. And in Oklahoma, they stopped the inspections in I think 2000 or 2001. Now they want to bring it back in 2010 because they claim that there are a lot of unsafe cars on the roads. But anyways I hope you are able to figure out the problem and pass the test next time in Texas.
Keeping safe cars off the road has nothing to do with it. The inspection process is a revenue generator for the state. They are not about to give that up.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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I'm not sure I'd be taking financial advice from California either.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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You're making a big point about not being poor. Then instead of trying to screw over the rest of us, suck it up and either pay to get the car fixed or sell it and get something that will pass.
If I could rep you I would (must spread it around). Here is a few points for you anyway.


I'm thinking with the money being shelled out for recycling they could scrap it for more money than it is worth on the street.
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: WESTIEST Plano, East Texas, Upstate NY
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If I could rep you I would (must spread it around). Here is a few points for you anyway.


I'm thinking with the money being shelled out for recycling they could scrap it for more money than it is worth on the street.
I repped him for you.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:24 AM
 
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You're making a big point about not being poor. Then instead of trying to screw over the rest of us, suck it up and either pay to get the car fixed or sell it and get something that will pass.
The reason I say I'm not poor is that morons don't read my original post and give smart ass responses. The state won't give me money for my car like Mayor Leppert gives out money for boondogle spending projects. The income requirements are really low for these type of programs.

You must meet these 2008 net* income requirements:
(These income amounts change annually in February.)

Size of Household Maximum Net Income Per Year
1 $31,200
2 $42,000
3 $52,800
4 $63,600
5 $74,400
6 $85,200
7 $96,000
8 $106,800
Over 8 Add $10,800 for each additional member
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:52 AM
 
Location: WESTIEST Plano, East Texas, Upstate NY
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The reason I say I'm not poor is that morons don't read my original post and give smart ass responses. The state won't give me money for my car like Mayor Leppert gives out money for boondogle spending projects. The income requirements are really low for these type of programs.

You must meet these 2008 net* income requirements:
(These income amounts change annually in February.)

Size of Household Maximum Net Income Per Year
1 $31,200
2 $42,000
3 $52,800
4 $63,600
5 $74,400
6 $85,200
7 $96,000
8 $106,800
Over 8 Add $10,800 for each additional member
Ya, well, that's all wonderful. Our tax dollars shouldn't go to replacing your car anyway. The point he was trying to make is: fix your car or buy another one and quit your whining.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:29 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Ya, well, that's all wonderful. Our tax dollars shouldn't go to replacing your car anyway. The point he was trying to make is: fix your car or buy another one and quit your whining.
NO KIDDING!!!!!

So, then he must make enough money that he CAN afford to fix his car properly or get rid of it and get one that CAN pass the inspections. Really, the inspections are not THAT stringent. If a car can not pass then it DOES NOT NEED TO BE ON THE ROADS!

Oh, did y'all know that if you see a vehicle being operated on any Texas road that is smoking from the exhaust you CAN turn them in.
Smoking Vehicle Program 1-800-453-SMOG - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - www.tceq.state.tx.us
or call
1-800-453-SMOG

To Report a Smoking Vehicle
(1) Upon observing a smoking vehicle, please make note of the following information:

Texas license plate number
Date observed
Time (AM/PM)
City
Location observed
(2) Report the information to the TCEQ, within 30 days, by one of the following methods:

Report a smoking vehicle online(in English)
Report a smoking vehicle online(in Spanish)
Call 1-800-453-SMOG (7664)
Send a fax to 512/239-1500
Mail the information to:
Smoking Vehicle Program, MC-164
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, Texas 78711-3087


Sooooooooooo, one can either cough up the money and GET THE CAR FIXED!!!! OR face getting fines every time they are stopped for operating a car that is damaging to the environment AND get a ticket for not having an inspection sticker.

Although the SVP is not a TCEQ enforcement program, the smoking vehicle notification letters inform vehicle owners that they can be ticketed for operating a smoking vehicle on Texas roadways. State law under Section 547.605 of the Texas Transportation Code prohibits motor vehicles with excessive visible smoke emissions from operating on Texas roadways. Law enforcement authorities statewide may issue citations, punishable by a fine of not more than $350, to the owner of "a vehicle that emits visible smoke for 10 seconds or longer."
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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Go to Texarkana, Arkansas and get Arkansas tags. Arkansas has no inspection or smog tests.
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