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Old 12-18-2011, 06:32 PM
 
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I've moved to Louisiana within the last year and it seems like it is exorbitantly expensive to register your car in this state (and particularly in New Orleans). Is it pretty expensive all around the country for people moving to new states, or does it vary a lot? How have your experiences been any time you've had to register a car in a new state?
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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Illinois is $78. Now sure how that compares....Iowa was more confusing based on weight and age of the car - but for a new car it's way more expensive than Illinois, like $200+.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Colorado: My wife's 2009 Volvo XC70, $478 last year.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Mississippi is outrageously high. We just bought a new Kia Optima and the tag was about $800.

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Old 12-19-2011, 02:38 PM
 
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Mississippi is outrageously high. We just bought a new Kia Optima and the tag was about $800.

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I just checked what it'd cost to register my car in Mississippi, and it seems like it'd be just under $100 altogether. From what I understand, New Orleans charges 9% of the total worth of your vehicle (4% state tax + 5% city tax), which means that it'd cost me about $400. For someone who had a car worth $20,000 (not an extraordinarily expensive car), it'd be almost $2,000.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I just checked what it'd cost to register my car in Mississippi, and it seems like it'd be just under $100 altogether. From what I understand, New Orleans charges 9% of the total worth of your vehicle (4% state tax + 5% city tax), which means that it'd cost me about $400. For someone who had a car worth $20,000 (not an extraordinarily expensive car), it'd be almost $2,000.
That was without sales tax figured in. Sales tax was financed with the car.

With sales tax it would be just under $2k. I thought we were talking just tag cost.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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That was without sales tax figured in. Sales tax was financed with the car.

With sales tax it would be just under $2k. I thought we were talking just tag cost.
Oh, okay. I'm still confused about exactly how much it's going to cost to register in New Orleans, but I'm putting it off as long as I possibly can because of what I've heard and the research I've done.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: NJ
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new car? for a normal new car (not SUV or truck), it's $59 in NJ. $800???? OMG.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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In Minnesota, it varies depending on the age and value of the car. For cars over 10 years old, it is $35; for a 2010 car with a base value of $40,000 it is $461.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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CO is horrible. Think $200 for a five year old car, up to $300-$400 if it's newer.

CA is much more reasonable, the highest I ever remember paying is like $150.
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