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  • Wanting to buy a car in VA is this BS or truth

    I'm looking at getting a speed3 for my Regular Mazda3 and I found one in VA, not to far of a drive from PA, I thought I'd call the Internet sales mgr up. After talking to him and telling salesmen if he can come down on the price email me back. I instead got this. BTW I live in Texas but I'm working in PA for a yr.

    Thank you for contacting us at Mazda and giving me the opportunity to speak with you regarding your interest in a new 2010 Mazdaspeed3.**I regretfully to inform you that I cannot retail this model to you due to*emmision differences.* For 2010 new models, Virginia uses Federal Emission, whereas your state requires California Emission.
    So I looked on the DMV in VA and snagged the bit,
    Meet Virginia's Emissions Inspection Standards
    Your vehicle must pass an emissions inspection before it can be registered if it is garaged in one of the following localities:
    The counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, or Stafford
    The cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, or Manassas Park
    If your vehicle is being registered for the first time in Virginia and has a current valid emissions certificate (performed in the last 12 months) from one of the following states, it may be titled and registered without a Virginia emissions inspection:
    Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, or Wisconsin.
    So can anyone here verify otherwise or am I correct in presuming this guy is full of $hit?



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  • #2
    Sounds full of it to me....

    AFAIK - only CA is subject to stricter emissions than the Federal regs.

    I'm assuming you want to register and license the car in TX, so I don't think that the car having Fed emissions controls and not the CA controls should matter.

    Hopefully others will jump in with more info.
    Last edited by Justin6264; 05-17-2011, 08:25 AM. Reason: corrected spelling error
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Justin6264 View Post
      Sounds full of it to me....

      AFAIK - only CA is subject to stricter emissions than the Federal regs.

      I'm assuming you want to register and license the car in TX, so I don't think that the car having Fed emissions controls and not the CA controls should matter.

      Hopefully others will jump in with more info.

      CA emissions are not "stricter", they just have different requirements. California cars are more restrictive on NOx, but can produce more HC emissions than regular Federal cars.

      Unfortunately, some states have adopted (or tried to) CA emissions standards because of the misconception that CA cars are cleaner. I didn't think TX was one of them, but I'm not 100% up to date on emissions laws for anything other than KY.

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      • #4
        Most car manufactures build to the CA standard to simplify what they need to keep in stock. The S2000 was a 50 state emissions. I highly doubt that the Mazada is any different then Honda on that point. but if they were, even a car that is Not CA cert'ed can you used in CA. You just have to pass a smog test to get it registered. (Been then, did that)

        but as far as I know, Texas is the wild west. Just take a look under your S2000 hood and you will see what I am talking about.

        I call BS on the sales guy in VA. Talking out his arse.

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        • #5
          Sounds like BS to me
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          • #6
            Why would he try so hard NOT to get a sale??

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