Yuck!Jaime said:[SIZE=10.5pt]So I have been in the process of getting the Valiant back on the road and the DMV of CA has been no help whatsoever!! After paying $107 for the Registration, they inform me that the Registration is on Hold until I have Re-instated my insurance. Which I have done, however I have to call Sacramento DMV Processing center to pay an additional $14 to re-instate my insurance.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=10.5pt]So attempt to use their On-line system, no luck, tells me there is no outstanding insurance information for my car. Ok....so called, went through all the hoops...still no luck. Call again today and speak to a Tech, who tells me there is nothing he can done and that I have to mail the re-instatement fee to Processing center...good grief!! I asked if there was any way he could processes it, since my car was not in the automated system, there was nothing he could do! Also I can pay the fee at the field office! So time consuming! [/SIZE]
[SIZE=10.5pt]Sometimes living CA is pain! Years ago, the fee was only $37 a year and now it is up to $93 per year! All my other cars have always gone down in registration fees as they get older, but not the Valiant! I guess it worth more now??? [/SIZE]
[SIZE=10.5pt]The one good news, I still have the original CA Black and Yellow plates and gets so many comments about those plates and asking how I was able to get them for the car. As I understand, you cannot get classic plates for older cars, you can order CA Legacy Plates, but they are only for Show and you must still have the newer plates on the car. Seems odd to me and I could be wrong. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=10.5pt]Thanks for letting me vent!![/SIZE]
Here in Arizona reg fees are about $20 a year on cars/light trucks above ca. 15 years of age.
Too; we can get historic plates or use vintage Az ones assuming the alphanumerics are not in use and if the vehicle in question is the same age or older than the plate in question. It's 'weird' seeing ca. 1922 tags on a Model T, etc. in 2013 albeit with a current year/month sticker.