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'81 Corolla liftback

Post by lannvouivre » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:22 pm

Niiiiice
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/5444398272.html

Here's a screenshot for when listing closes:
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But...did you try hitting it with a hammer?

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Re: '81 Corolla liftback

Post by dlb » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:45 pm

wow, very nice.

what does registered mean?

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Post by Tercel » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:03 pm

dlb wrote:wow, very nice.

what does registered mean?
Annual car registration? I dunno why he wrote it twice in the ad.

That car is beautiful

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Re: '81 Corolla liftback

Post by dlb » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:19 pm

we don't have that in canada, or at least in BC. is it different from being insured?

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Post by Tercel » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:22 pm

dlb wrote:we don't have that in canada, or at least in BC. is it different from being insured?
yup, I believe in most or all states you need insurance, inspection, and then registration. registration is also sticker proof that you got inspected here in Texas.

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Post by irowiki » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:50 am

Most states don't inspect and just need registration and insurance. Registration gets you the license plate.
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Re: '81 Corolla liftback

Post by dlb » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:10 am

so you have to register it each year, and then get insurance? how much is registration?

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Post by Gottolovem » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:25 am

dlb wrote:so you have to register it each year, and then get insurance? how much is registration?
Insurance first then registration that car is prob around 100 bucks to register :oldgeek:

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Re: '81 Corolla liftback

Post by dlb » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:33 am

i wonder what the point of registering every year is. if there were annual safety inspections, that would make sense, but if most states don't have it then i don't understand why they'd make you re-register every year. besides a cash grab, of course.

here, we register a vehicle into our name when we buy it, and it stays like that until we sell it.

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Post by irowiki » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:37 am

Yes, we have to renew plates every 1-2 years depending on the state.

The whole point is tax money!
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Re: '81 Corolla liftback

Post by Petros » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:11 pm

I think the term "registered" is somewhat different north of the boarder. "Registured" usually means the licence is current and it can be lagally driven on public roads, it will also have to have a proper title that lists the owner. It can have a title, but not be registered, but not visa-versa.

It varies state to state, but usually the car can have the title in your name, and not be "registered". The term usually means that its license is current and can be legally driving on public roads.

It only needs to be registered if it is driven on public roads. Something driven only on a farm, or off road, for example, does not need a registration, but it should have a title, though that is not always a legal requirement, but it helps prove ownership.

Some states have annual or biannual safety and/or emissions inspections required too keep it licensed. In my state only in certain high density areas are emissions testing required to renew the registration. After 25 years old, no inspections are required at all (this is also true in many states). Some states only require an emissions tests and safety inspection when the title changes hands.

In our state a safety inspection is always required to get get a state title and registration if it comes from out of state, or it was declared "totaled" and you rebuild it and put it back on the road.

In California, even if it is off the road and not running (like a project car sitting in your garage), you either have to keep the title current and registered, or you have to pay to put it in "in-operable" status, or you get fined when you try and get it registered. I have bought a few cars in California cheap because there were more fines piled up than the car was worth because they did not put it in "in-op" status, and it could not pass emissions tests. Not a problem in my state because no emissions test is required, I only needed a title and bill of sale to get it licensed here.
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