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Old 04-13-2012, 11:02 PM   #35
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okay so im still a little confused. why cant you just wait until you move?
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okay so im still a little confused. why cant you just wait until you move?
This. What dodgy Texan shenanigans MUST be completed before heading to California?
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Except for the back seat I've got what you want.


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Maybe I can wait until I get there, I'm not sure. I'll have to talk it over with my parents. But Texan shenanigans cannot easily be avoided.

Man, the Miata looks so old now. And I wish it had a bit more power. And yes, a backseat. If the S2000 was a bit longer and had a backseat, I'd be all over it.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:17 AM   #39
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That's an easy one. Drive the Civ until you get your BRZ (from a dealer in CA if delayed).

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Fees must be paid within 20 days of entry or residency to avoid penalties. Any vehicle owned by a California resident must be registered within 20 days of entry into California unless a special permit was obtained. Nonresidents whose vehicles are properly registered to them in their home state or jurisdiction may operate their vehicles in California until they:
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  • Claim a homeowner's exemption in California.
  • Rent or lease a residence in California.
I bought a car from Virginia shipped to CA, insured/drove it a couple weeks then kept it garaged. Didn't feel like paying CA registration/tax/license because I was moving to Kansas in 3 months. After the move, Kansas DMV dinged me for not registering within 60 days of obtaining the car. A whopping $12 penalty. I got away with cheaper Kansas registration/tax/license.

Not the same situation but just wanted to point out sometimes DMV late fees/penalties are next to nothing. Not sure how important registration would be though if pulled over in CA with TX registration paid through the year. Insurance is a no-brainer.
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That's an easy one. Drive the Civ until you get your BRZ (from a dealer in CA if delayed).


I bought a car from Virginia shipped to CA, insured/drove it a couple weeks then kept it garaged. Didn't feel like paying CA registration/tax/license because I was moving to Kansas in 3 months. After the move, Kansas DMV dinged me for not registering within 60 days of obtaining the car. A whopping $12 penalty. I got away with cheaper Kansas registration/tax/license.

Not the same situation but just wanted to point out sometimes DMV late fees/penalties are next to nothing. Not sure how important registration would be though if pulled over in CA with TX registration paid through the year. Insurance is a no-brainer.
Interesting info on registration. I'll have to look into that some more.

By the way, I totally forgot about the 2012 Civic Si Coupe. Anyone test drive one of those?
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2013 Mustang V6, that's my suggestion.
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2013 Mustang V6, that's my suggestion.


Its gotta be a V8 or nothing when it comes to that type of car.
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Its gotta be a V8 or nothing when it comes to that type of car.
That used to be the mentality with the old V6, but with the new one putting out 305hp, getting 31mpg, coming base with HID's AND starting below 23k... it's hard to pass that up.
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^Agreed. The V6 is more than enough. Sure the extra thump of the V8 would be great and I do really like the the Boss 302, but that V6 is such value for money.

Of course it's all for not, the OP is not interested in American muscle/pony cars.
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That used to be the mentality with the old V6, but with the new one putting out 305hp, getting 31mpg, coming base with HID's AND starting below 23k... it's hard to pass that up.
Yeah, its up to whoever likes it in that way. Not for me though. I would get so much crap for it if I ever went with a v6. My family would probably strangle me before my friends got the chance if I bought one. If anyone gets a muscle car then it better be V8, that's the mentality I've had, not so much anymore too cause of the upgrade of the current v6's rolling around now. So its not that I would put someone down for having a v6 cause I almost bought a straight six by accident (68' mustang) and then I would have gotten a 2011 V8 mustang to go along with it.
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^Agreed. The V6 is more than enough. Sure the extra thump of the V8 would be great and I do really like the the Boss 302, but that V6 is such value for money.

Of course it's all for not, the OP is not interested in American muscle/pony cars.
Yeah that's true, I really didn't mean to take this thread into another direction.

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^No no... maybe now he'll start considering it as well ;-)
I mean if someone can consider the new Civic Si, then why not a Mustang :-)
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Yeah, its up to whoever likes it in that way. Not for me though. I would get so much crap for it if I ever went with a v6. My family would probably strangle me before my friends got the chance if I bought one. If anyone gets a muscle car then it better be V8, that's the mentality I've had, not so much anymore too cause of the upgrade of the current v6's rolling around now. So its not that I would put someone down for having a v6 cause I almost bought a straight six by accident (68' mustang) and then I would have gotten a 2011 V8 mustang to go along with it.
No I hear ya bro. Both friends AND family wouldn't let me live down getting the v6, as worthwhile as it is if I'm to get a muscle car it's gotta be a V8. Which is my problem with stang 5.0, I love it but fully built the way I would it costs 42k... and the 302 is 45k... soooooooooo yeah...
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^No no... maybe now he'll start considering it as well ;-)
I mean if someone can consider the new Civic Si, then why not a Mustang :-)
Truth be told, I really don't want a Civic Si either. If I'm going to get a small, lightweight car without a ton a power, it had better look slick as hell and have amazing RWD handling. The Civic Si has neither, unless Honda magically fixed the understeer problems inherent to FWD cars. But it's still a chunky lookin' coupe.

Between the Si and the Mustang, I'd probably lean slightly toward the Si just because of all the crap I'd get for driving a pony car. I've always naturally been partial toward Japanese cars, anyway. American cars just aren't for me.
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^I see you drive an older civic, but trust me the 8th gen sporty civics are nothing like a standard one. With a slippy diff and an adjustable chassis you could dial out a lot of the inherent understeer in a typical FWD.

That said, does the 9th gen sporty civic have those same traits? IDK I haven't driven one, but like yourself I would stump up an extra $2k and get a BRZ over the new Si :-)
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Truth be told, I really don't want a Civic Si either. If I'm going to get a small, lightweight car without a ton a power, it had better look slick as hell and have amazing RWD handling. The Civic Si has neither, unless Honda magically fixed the understeer problems inherent to FWD cars. But it's still a chunky lookin' coupe.

Between the Si and the Mustang, I'd probably lean slightly toward the Si just because of all the crap I'd get for driving a pony car. I've always naturally been partial toward Japanese cars, anyway. American cars just aren't for me.
Pssh who cares who would give you crap for driving a Pony car. In the end it's YOUR car, whoever doesn't like it can go pound salt. If I wasn't so obsessed with the 5.0/Boss 302 and wanted a stang with good power, good handling, and an extremely reasonable price tag I'd get the v6, F*** what anybody else says.
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