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Old 04-14-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Denver--->Atlanta--->DC
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I'll be moving to either NoVa or MD in a month and will be bringing my colorado-tagged car with me. I doubt I can get my colorado tags renewed so even though I'll be a full-time student and might be able to legally keep my colorado tags, I probably won't be able to. So here's my question: approx. how expensive is it to register a 2005 malibu hatchback???
Is there a flat-fee or does it go down as the car gets older?
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:54 AM
 
Location: DC
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For Virginia, looks like the fee is $38.75, plus whatever it costs for emissions & car inspection. It's based on the vehicle's size, not age. However, you can be taxed on the car (they assess a value and send you a bill for a certain percentage), which would take age into account.

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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You have 30 days to convert everything to VA
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Denver--->Atlanta--->DC
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You have 30 days to convert everything to VA
Unless I can't get a job within 30 days so I'll be a full-time student and not working.
I do find it a little ridiculous that in Virginia the minute you have a job and you're an out-of-state student you have re-register your car.

But thanks for the info juniperbleu
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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The big hit is the car tax. It is annual and depends on the value of your vehicle (it's like KBB but seems to run higher). Probably a couple hundred a year though? My 1997 beater is like 120/yr and my truck is about 400 I think.

My sense is that most out of state undergrads (the ones still on their parents' health/car insurance) don't switch their tags, others probably have to.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: DC
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Can you register your car online in Colorado? That's what I did for PA, and got my new stickers in the mail. As far as inspection, I tried to time a trip home during summer break to get that done.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:20 AM
 
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Unless I can't get a job within 30 days so I'll be a full-time student and not working.
I do find it a little ridiculous that in Virginia the minute you have a job and you're an out-of-state student you have re-register your car.

But thanks for the info juniperbleu

Context Edit: hey you want to drive on our roads? Pay up. That's pretty much how the law reads in Virginia

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Old 04-15-2009, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Denver--->Atlanta--->DC
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hey you want to drive on our roads? Pay up. Or go back to colorado.
rude.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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rude.
Im not rude, it's the law. I did not mean to offend you.

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Old 04-15-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Maine
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For newcomers, this is an excellent introduction to a basic interaction with many noVA residents:

"hey you want to drive on our roads? Pay up. Or go back to Colorado."

Then:

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Im not rude, it's the law. I did not mean to offend you.
They will insist the problem (any problem) is with you, the newcomer, if you do not conform to the ways of noVA. When someone calls them on the rudeness, they tack on a phrase like "I did not mean to offend."

Primitive society here.
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